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11 East Main St., Suites B & D, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-8565
blf@bryanlawpc.com

11 East Main St., Suites B & D,
Bozeman, MT 59715

Proudly Serving the Gallatin Valley Area
Since 1976

Estate
Planning

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Probate & Trust
Administration

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Business Planning & Transactions

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Nonprofit
Planning

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Proudly Serving the
Gallatin Valley Area
Since 1976

Estate
Planning

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Probate & Trust
Administration

Learn More

Business Planning & Transactions

Learn More

Nonprofit
Planning

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Welcome to the Bryan Law Firm

The Bryan Law Firm is dedicated to serving clients throughout the Gallatin Valley in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Business Planning and Transactions, and Nonprofit Planning.

Our firm delivers customized estate and business plans to families and business owners looking to put their affairs in order.  Our practice includes a broad collection of services that range from simple wills and living trusts to sophisticated tax, asset protection, and business succession strategies.  Through highly personalized legal counseling, we help our clients save taxes, reduce costs, and protect their families and businesses.  We regularly exceed our clients’ expectations.

The foundation of our practice is delivering outstanding service that our clients expect and deserve. We are a results-oriented firm, committed to being recognized as leaders by our clients, other legal professionals, and the community in which we live, work, and love.

We invite you to contact the lawyers at Bryan Law Firm, P.C. today to begin planning for your future.

Our Blog

SECURE Act: How It Will Affect You and the Beneficiaries of Your Retirement Accounts

The SECURE Act, which is effective January 1, 2020. The Act is the most impactful legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. The SECURE Act has several positive changes: It increases the required beginning date (RBD) for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your individual retirement accounts from 70 ½ to 72 years of age, and it eliminates the age restriction for contributions to qualified retirement accounts. However, perhaps the most significant change will affect the beneficiaries of your retirement accounts: The SECURE Act requires most designated beneficiaries to withdraw the entire balance of an inherited retirement account within ten years of the account owner’s death.

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What Could the SECURE Act Mean For You?

The SECURE Act could have a serious impact on the future of your estate plans. One major provision of the SECURE Act is the elimination of the lifetime “stretch” for beneficiaries, with a few exceptions. Instead of requiring a non-spouse beneficiary to withdraw the required minimum distribution (RMD) over his or her life expectancy, the SECURE Act looks to shorten this time frame to either 5 or 10 years.

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Recent Montana Legislative changes to Estates and Businesses

There has been a revision to a Section 72-7-502 of the Montana Code Annotated.   This section is part of the Montana Uniform Powers of Appointment Act.  The revision makes it clear that a property subject to a general or non-general power of appointment, created by a person other than the powerholder, is exempt from a claim by a creditor of the powerholder. 

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Bryan Law Firm, PC

11 East Main St., Suites B & D 
Bozeman, MT 59715
Telephone: (406) 586-8565
Email: blf@bryanlawpc.com