When a loved one dies, there is a flood of emotions as well as the realization that many things need to be done to distribute any assets left behind. If the family member left a will with specific instructions on how he/she wanted assets transferred and there is enough in the estate to cover all debts, then a probate may not be needed. However, in many cases, there are questions, concerns or issues that prompts the family to seek legal advice. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in probate law in Carver County, MN and can help you and your family sort out any potentially complex and difficult issues regarding an estate.
When Will You Need A Probate Lawyer?
A probate is the court mandated process of distributing the estate of someone who dies. The probate verifies that the deceased person’s will is valid and that the property is distributed as outlined. A probate becomes particularly important when family members contest a will or if inheritance rights are in question. In the state of Minnesota, probate occurs when someone who was a resident of the state at the time of their death passes. The probate process normally takes a minimum of six months from start to finish and costs approximately $4300 if the probate is uncontested.
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn: Carver County, MN Probate Attorneys
After the loss of a loved one, you need time to grieve, time to process the loss and sorting out the financial aspects of the estate are not always the immediate priority. Enlisting the help of a probate lawyer with experience in this area can be extremely helpful in moving forward the tasks related to taking care of the estate. Charles Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has more than 20 years of experience in probate law. He can walk you and your family through all the legal issues during this difficult time so that you can focus on healing.
Our firm understands that many people are uncomfortable with committing to an hourly rate for open ended, uncontested probate, so many times our firm offers a flat fee retainer agreement for a probate case so that you are totally aware of the cost upfront. This fee will depend on the complexity of the estate so we recommend you take advantage of the free consultation that we offer. Give Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn a call at 763-427-5131 if you have questions or would like to set up a time to discuss these important issues.