Planning for your loved ones in the event of your death is never fun. In fact, it is very easy to push it off for later — but, the fact is, leaving written documentation of your wishes for property and asset distribution is extremely important to make things easier in the event of your untimely death. Probate law is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. It generally includes the following steps: Read Full Post
The loss of a loved one is a difficult time. Whether the death is expected or a shock, there are many details that a family is left to manage during a very difficult time. Family and loved ones must be notified, funeral arrangements need to be made in a very short time. And, after things settle down, the family must deal with more logistical issues like moving belongings from the home and settling the legal process, probate and distribution of assets and payment of debts. This can be a complicated process at a very emotional time. Partnering with a law firm with experience in probate law can go a long way in reducing stress during this time and ensuring that all aspects of the estate are appropriately taken care of. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn serves the communities of Anoka, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, Champlin, Coon Rapids, MN and specializes in all aspects of probate law. Read Full Post
Estate planning can be a very difficult process to face for some people. Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the management and disposal of a person’s estate at the end and after their life. As this can be a difficult process to face, The attorneys and staff at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn dedicated to helping people find solutions to difficult problems. Estate planning is difficult and includes planning for incapacity as well as a process of reducing or eliminating uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximizing the value of the estate by reducing taxes and a variety of other expenses.
As many people believe that estate planning is going to be too time consuming and too expensive, but for our services this is not true. The majority of our clients at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn are able to complete their estate planning for $400 as an individual and $500 for a couple. Read Full Post
Thinking about what will happen to your most special keepsakes, assets and other belongings after your death is never an easy thing. In fact, it is easier to simply put off important decisions about your estate. More than 60% of Americans currently are without a will. And, when a family member or loved one dies, there are often many questions about what happens to their assets and how long it takes for them to be distributed. The probate process is the legal process of paying debts and distributing assets that occurs after a person dies. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help demystify the probate process, in addition providing support to you and your family for all other aspects of estate planning including will creation, designation of a power of attorney, creating a living trust and health care directive. Our legal team works closely with residents living in the Anoka County area, including Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover and Ham Lake, MN and has twenty years of experience in probate law and estate planning. Read Full Post
A living trust is a legal document that you can create while you are still alive that places your assets and property into a trust that is held for your desired beneficiary. You can elect to appoint a trustee or you can do this yourself. There are many reasons to consider setting up a living trust. These reasons include: Read Full Post
Once you reach adulthood, and specifically if you have children, the importance of a will cannot be overstated. However, national estimates indicate that more than 60% of Americans do not yet have a will. There may be many reasons for this — you may be too busy with day to day life, you may think that it will cost you a lot of money, or contemplating your wishes should you die unexpectedly may be difficult to think about. Regardless of the many reasons to put it off, creating your will is a very important task. If you live in Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, or Ham Lake, MN, the team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you plan ahead and develop your will without stress or a large price tag. Read Full Post