Monument Law

Welcome to Monument Law Specializing in Protecting You & Your Family

Do you have a complex estate and a network of potential beneficiaries?  Are you hoping to protect your business both today and tomorrow?  Are you beginning to look ahead, wondering what laws and systems will protect you, your loved ones, and your legacy?


A dependable law firm is one that can handle all aspects of your future planning.  At Monument Law, we are committed to finding and implementing the solutions you need for your business, your family's future, and your lasting legacy.  Founded in 1984, we have decades of experience in a wide variety of legal matters and a reputation for exemplary client service.

Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Elder Law, South Dakota

Practice Areas and Fees

At Monument Law, we provide the following legal services.

Estate Planning

A thorough, effective estate plan provides countless benefits.  You can set up distribution plans and clearly convey your final wishes in legally binding documents.  We have the skills and experience needed to ensure your dependents and assets receive the care and management they need.


Intake Form   This form is rather extensive and covers most things you will need to consider when setting up your estate plan.  The more information you provide to us the easier it will be to tailor a plan suited to you, your family, and your goals.


Consultation Fee: $225.00 + 6.2% sales tax - $238.95


Couple's basic package $1,525.00-$225.00 (consultation fee) + 6.2% sales tax = $1,380.60


Includes: - Wills*

                - General Durable Powers of Attorney

                - Healthcare Powers of Attorney

                - Living Wills


Individual basic package $1,000.00-$225.00 (consultation fee)+ 6.2% sales tax = $823.05


Includes: - Will*

               - General Durable Power of Attorney

               - Healthcare Power of Attorney

               - Living Will


*There may be additional fees if we need to add specialized trust language.


Please contact the office for specific document pricing.


Minimum retainer: 50% down; balance due at signing.


Couple's Package Revocable Living Trust - $4,000.00-$225.00 (consultation fee) +6.2% sales tax = $4,009.05


Includes: - Revocable Living Trust* (joint)

               - Certificate of Trust

               - Pour Over Wills

               - Healthcare Powers of Attorney

               - General Durable Powers of Attorney

               - Living Will

               - Transfer of Personal Property Memo

               - Trust Book

*There may be additional fees if we need to add specialized trust language.


Minimum retainer for Trust preparation: $2,500.00, balance due at signing.


Individual' Package Revocable Living Trust - $3,500.00-$225.00 (consultation fee) +6.2% sales tax = $3,478.05


Includes: - Revocable Living Trust*

               - Certificate of Trust

               - Pour Over Wills

               - Healthcare Powers of Attorney

               - General Durable Powers of Attorney

               - Living Will

               - Transfer of Personal Property Memo

               - Trust Book

*There may be additional fees if we need to add specialized trust language.


Minimum retainer for Trust preparation: $2,500.00, balance due at signing.


Irrevocable Trusts


Consultation fee: $225.00+6.2% sales tax = $238.95


Hourly rate: $280.00+6.2% sales tax and costs.


Minimum retainer $2,500.00



Probate or Trust Administration

If you are the executor of a will, trustee of a trust, the beneficiary of an estate, or the unnamed heir of an estate, we offer experienced counsel and dedicated representation at every point in the probate or trust administration process.  We also understand the emotional challenges you may be facing, and our goal is to provide empathetic support, advocate for your rights, and help make this procedure as fair (and painless) as possible.  


Intake Form


Consultation fee: $225.00 + 6.2% sales tax = $238.95


Hourly rate: $280.00 + 6.2% sales tax and costs.


Minimum retainer: $2,500.00

Business Law

If you are a business owner, you are likely all to o familiar with the legal hurdles that often get in between you and your success.  We are passionate about helping business owners create effective plans and management strategies.  We will listen closely to your short- and long-term goals in order to provide highly personalized counsel for your company.


Consultation fee: $225.00 + 6.2% sales tax = $238.95


Hourly rate: $280.00 + 6.2% sales tax and costs.


Minimum retainer: $2,500.00

Real Estate

Whether you are buying or selling, real estate matters can be exceedingly complex - and risky.  We can help you prevent foreclosure, manage your mortgage, negotiate or litigate easement issues, draft and review purchase and sale agreements, and more.  We want you to benefit from our in-depth understanding of real estate law.


Consultation fee: $225.00 + 6.5% sales tax = $238.95


Hourly rate: $280.00 + 6.2% sales tax and costs.


Minimum retainer: $2,500.00

Elder Law

The elderly deserve the utmost respect, but they may not have the voice or agency they once had. Without proper advocacy, they might not receive the care they need. We offer elder law services designed to protect the vulnerable members of our community, and we are highly skilled in complex legal processes such as durable power of attorney, long-term healthcare planning, guardianship, and more.


Consultation fee: $225.00 + 6.2% sales tax = $238.95


Hourly rate: $280.00+ 6.2% sales tax and costs.


Minimum retainer: $2,500.00

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About Monument Law

Founded in 1984, our firm has supported Rapid City and the Greater Black Hills Area for decades.  We founded our firm because we believe our practice is the best way we can help others on both a personal and professional level.  Because of our decades of legal experience and steadfast dedication to integrity, you can Trust Monument Law with your business, estate, loved ones' futures, and lasting legacy.  


We assist clients with a broad variety of legal processes, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, business management, real estate transactions, and elder law matters.  Although we are highly skilled in multiple areas, our central purpose has remained the same since the very beginning: protect individuals, families, and business owners through exemplary legal services.


Prompt, personalized, and compassionate client-service is what distinguishes us from other firms.  We go above and beyond to help you feel confident in both the legal system and your future.  Whether you need support with your business, your estate, or the complexities and challenges of elder law, we are here to help you accomplish your goals.


You worked hard to cultivate the estate or business you have now, and, with the proper planning, your assets will continue to benefit from your hard work for years to come.  Furthermore, because we are a family-oriented firm, we understand how important it is that you overcome all legal challenges and accomplish your financial goals.  If your loved ones' futures are at stake, we will work tirelessly to implement the plans you need to protect the people who matter most.


Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Elder Law Legal Team

Meet the team

When you come to Monument Law, we will take the time to get to know you and your loved ones,  Your needs, goals and values are of the utmost importance to us, and we will create strategies from scratch to suit your unique situation.  While we will never take shortcuts, we work to be as accessible as possible so your experience is straightforward, efficient, and highly productive.


We know you may be coming to us during the most stressful period of your life, and we understand and respect whatever circumstances led you to seek our services.  We are honored to provide support when you need it most, and we will treat your case is if it were our own.


Tina M. Hogue

Tina M. Hogue

Attorney

Tina is licensed to practice law in both South Dakota and Nebraska and has 20+ years of experience. She now focuses her practice in all areas of estate planning, including Wills (simple and complex), Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Transacitions, Farm and Ranch Succession, and Business Planning, but she has experience in a wide array of legal matters, including construction litigation, corporate and commercial law, worker's compensation and personal injury.

Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns

Paralegal, Office Manager

Stephanie has worked in the legal field for over 20 years specializing in estate planning. She enjoys working with the client, putting them at ease, and helping them wrangle the paperwork.

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1506 Mountain View Rd., Ste. 102
Rapid City, SD 57702

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