Institute for Indian Estate Planning & Probate

The mission of the Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate is to assist Indian people in making informed decisions about their property by:

  • Establishing regional projects that provide free and reduced cost estate planning services to tribal members;
  • Providing estate planning information and training to tribal governments, officials and the legal community; and
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for current information on Indian estate planning, tribal probate codes, and the American Indian Probate Reform Act.

The primary objective of the Institute is to grow into a national program that directly impacts and reduces the fractionation of Indian lands through education and the provision of estate planning services to tribal members and communities. The Institute oversees estate planning projects in eight states.