Inheritance law in the state of Minnesota is clear – if there is not a will in place when an individual dies, then your surviving spouse will inherit the entire estate. There are also times when children can claim an inheritance when a parent dies. The law firm at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you understand Minnesota inheritance laws and how they apply to your unique situation. While these laws may be clearly written, you do not have the need to understand them until you are in the midst of a potential family emergency. You can rely on our team to guide you through this process.
Understanding Minnesota Inheritance Law
If your specific inheritance question is about whether your child has inheritance rights in the state of Minnesota, it is important to understand that a child does not have a legally protected right to an inheritance. However, if you die without a surviving spouse, your entire estate will go to your children. The easiest way to ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes is to write a will. This allows you to state clearly exactly how you would like your estate to be divided so that you do not have to rely on a judge or specific interpretation of Minnesota law. Minnesota law does protect children when they are inadvertently left out of a will. This can happen when a child is born after the will is created. If the omission was actually intentional for some reason, the courts assume that this information will be included in the will.
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn is a Minnesota law firm specializing in Minnesota law. We understand the nuances of Minnesota law and also understand how complex family dynamics can be. We can answer your questions related to Minnesota inheritance law and can provide legal advice about how best to protect your children, if that is a concern for you. It is always best to make these wishes known in your will so that your family will not have to undergo additional stress of sorting this out after you have died.
Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney
The team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, can help you with all aspects of estate planning including will creation, establishment of a health care directive, and a power of attorney. We will help answer your questions and provide professional legal advice. For more information or to schedule a time to talk to our team, call (763) 427-5131.