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.
What Is A Probate?
The probate process is court mandated and guides the distribution of the estate after someone dies. The process verifies that the deceased person’s will is valid and that the property of the estate is distributed as is outlined in the will. 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 is especially important in instances when family members contest a will or if inheritance rights are called into question. You can expect the probate process normally to take at least six months and it will cost approximately $4300 if the probate is uncontested.
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can handle the probate process for your family so that you can focus on all of the other important things after your loved one’s death. The probate process includes completion of the final tax return both for the deceased individual and for the estate, the petition for the executor of the estate, payment of all claims to the estate (final bills, etc.) and validation of any questionable claims, completion of the Notice to Minnesota Department of Health/County to clear medical assistance liens, preparation of final account and plan of distribution and payment of all filing fees.
Legal Support During Probate Process, MN
The team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has extensive experience in probate law and we will focus on your family’s well-being as we work with you. Our team will explain the probate process so that you understand exactly how things will move forward. We will answer your questions and be available to speak with you throughout the process. We see our job as supporting you through this difficult time. For more information or to partner with Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, call (763) 427-5131.