Many of us have heard the phrase, “fear of the unknown.” The concept of fearing the unknown makes it into our lives in more extreme circumstances, such as waiting for medical test results, waiting to receive a phone call from a loved-one serving overseas, or trying to figure out what that strange creaking sound is coming from the basement in the middle of the night.The reality is that most of us experience the fear of the unknown in more every day, even mundane, circumstances, such as wondering if our interests will be represented in the way we want them to be after we have passed away. If you live in Anoka County, MN, the legal team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you with estate and probate issues, which are also a source of fear for many people.
Experienced Estate and Probate Attorney in Anoka County, MN
Charles Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn understands not just the fears that go along with estate and probate questions, but also the laws of Minnesota that impact your estate planning and potential probate processes. With more than thirty years of experience in estate and probate law, he can explain the processes so that you can understand your responses to them, and he can also help you create the pertinent documents that help you feel confident about these important estate and probate matters.
Estate planning typically includes the establishment of wills and living trusts, personal representation, and plans for the potential need for nursing home care. Wills and living trusts are probably the most familiar terms associated with estate planning, but they also tend to be the documents that people do not understand well enough and put off creating, in part because of the fear of the unknown. A well-written will ensures that your property is distributed in the way you desire following your death. A living trust serves a similar purpose in that it ensures the desired transfer of ownership to chosen beneficiaries after your death, but living trusts place chosen assets into a trust during your lifetime.
By comparison, the probate process helps determine to whom ownership is transferred when there is no predetermined beneficiary. Probate can affect many items, but the most common are items like stock and mutual funds, automobiles, and other types of physical property.
Importance of Estate Planning
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has extensive experience with estate and probate law in Anoka County. We can help ease your fear of the unknown through our expertise in estate and probate. Give us a call at (763) 427-5131 to speak with a member of our legal team.