For many individuals, writing a will is the most appropriate option to allow them to express their wishes about the distribution of assets. In more complex estates or when special circumstances apply, a comprehensive estate plan may include a variety of instruments, including powers of attorney, a living will, trusts and a pour-over will.
There are many times people feel upset about the way a Will has been written, and this usually occurs when someone is unhappy with the way an estate is to be paid out under a Will. Not just anyone can contest a Will, for example you cannot be a concerned friend that decides to contest a Will, you have to be a part of an interested party, meaning you would have inherited from our loved one if there was no will or you are a beneficiary of the will. Read Full Post
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
When a family member passes away, the family is left with the hard task of setting the estate of the deceased. Unfortunately dealing with probate and the legal process, it is very complicated and understanding probate usually means you need to see an attorney. Probate and estate administration is used to formally transfer the real property, distribute assets of the decedent and settle all claims against the estate. If you were appointed as the personal representative for your loved ones estate we will guide you through the steps necessary. As each state has its own individual laws, unfortunately when you see an attorney they will only be able to guide you in the state that they reside in. The probate and estate administration lawyers at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn in Anoka County are prepared to explain the process and assist you with your duties to make the process less stressful. We are happy to provide probate law to Blaine, Coon Rapids, Andover, Ham Lake, Champlin and the surrounding areas. Read Full Post
There are times in life that you will need legal guidance to ensure that you are making the right decision and to ensure that you are protected. Whether you need a legal representative in court, or you need a will written, it is important to have a legal practice on your side that you can count on. Partner with Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm for all of your legal needs. With over 20 years experience serving as a Minnesota lawyer, our attorneys have seen it all when it comes to legal issues and concerns. Read More →
Death of a loved one is frequently cited as one of the most stressful life events, along with divorce, job loss and sudden illness. Death is unpredictable and can leave family and loved ones grieving, struggling for answers and suddenly with an estate to manage. Questions often come up after the death of a loved one about how to distribute assets and property and how to settle debts. Seeking legal advice is advisable to ensure that this process is followed correctly, according to state law. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in probate law and can help your family navigate the legal issues around the estate so that you can focus on healing. Read Full Post