Contested wills and questions about inheritance rights can be especially difficult for people who have suffered the loss of a loved-one and find themselves in a position of responsibility to resolve attendant issues. If you live in Anoka County, or the surrounding area, you have a valuable resource available to you in Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC. Our team can help make sense of the estate process for you, so that you can focus on healing. Probate issues require an experienced attorney’s attention to ensure that no details are missed, and we have worked to make ourselves experts in the area of probate law.
Navigating the Probate Process
When a loved-one passes away, the emotional toll taken by their loss can be overwhelming. If there are questions that fall under the category of probate law, the chances are good that you may not be in a position to make sense of these issues without some assistance. Our team can help you with the legal aspects of contested wills, inheritance and estate issues and help alleviate the stress associated with the legal aspects of losing a loved-one.
Probate refers to those aspects of law that pertain to the transfer of ownership of various items of value. Some common items in this category are mutual funds, automobiles, stocks and bonds—any kind of titled asset is likely to be covered by probate law. If the person who has died did not specifically designate transfer of ownership upon that person’s death, it is likely that that titled asset will have to go through the probate process. These matters are not always difficult to deal with, but in all cases, you want to know that your legal representative is professionally competent and has your best interests in mind. The following assets are NOT subject to the probate process: life insurance, retirement plans, jointly-owned properties, joint bank accounts, and assets in a trust. Charles Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn focuses much of his practice on probate law and can help you navigate this process from start to finish.
Probate Law Anoka County
It is important to note that not all estates are required to go through the probate process. We can help you determine if the estate you are involved with meets the requirements. And even though not all estates are required to go through probate, it is also true that there are occasions when probate is necessary even when a will has specified transfer of assets.
The bottom line for us is that we are confident that we can help you answer any and all probate questions. If you are dealing with issues related to a contested will or with inheritance rights, consider contacting Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn at 763-427-5131. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with you.