The death of a close friend of loved one is never easy. Whether it is expected or not, the sense of loss, grief, sadness and even shock are pervasive. Suddenly, even during the grieving process, loved ones also have to deal with the stark reality of planning a funeral and managing an estate. This unfamiliar and sometimes complex process can be overwhelming and difficult for a family. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in probate and estate law in Anoka County, MN, and can help ease the burden after the death of a loved one by handling all legal aspects of managing the estate.

Do We Need a Probate — Anoka County, MN

A probate is the process, which is generally mandated by the court, of distributing the estate of someone who dies. After a death, there are often questions about whether a probate is necessary, and this depends largely on whether there is a will that outlines the wishes of the deceased. But, just because a person has a will does not always mean that a probate is not necessary. It is important to seek legal counsel early in the process so that Minnesota law is followed carefully and the process is smooth and does not add additional stress to the already difficult situation.

The team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in managing the probate process for families that have recently lost a loved one. We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family and our team will take away the stress of worrying about the probate process as well as management of the estate. With more than two decades of experience with the probate process and Minnesota law, our team will walk you through every step of the process.

What Can You Expect With The Probate Process?

You can expect that the probate process will cost approximately $4300 from start to finish, and this includes the complete distribution of assets, filing of all related tax returns (personal and related to the estate), petition for the appointment of the executor of the estate, payment of all claims, notice to all creditors of the death, notice to Minnesota Department of Health to clear any medical assistance liens, preparation of the final accounting, and all filing fees.

For more information about assistance with a probate or estate settlement, call the team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn at 763-427-5131 or email Charles Kallemeyn, founding partner directly at