When mourning the loss of a family member, it is unfortunate but necessary to move forward with the legal process of probate. Many people have questions about the legal process and probate law. Probate law is the legal process whereby a will is proved in a court and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased person. The granting of probate is the very first step of the legal process. A probate court decides the legal validation of will and grants.
In Minnesota, probate occurs when someone who has a resident of the state at the time of their death passes, and only affects the real estate that person has in the state of Minnesota, but does not affect any property or real estate in any other state. If the person has properties in other states, those will be under subject to probate law in those states. Also, just because someone has a will this does not mean it will avoid the probate process. Probate is the process of improvement that proves a will of a deceased person is valid, so their property can in due course be retitled or transferred to beneficiaries of the will. Oftentimes, wills can be contracted incorrectly and will be void. That is why it is extremely important that when you have a will drafted you go to a trusted probate attorney.
If the assets were worth less than $50,000.00, in most cases, probate will not be necessary. Minnesota law has different procedures for the estate administration depending on whether a person who died had a will or not.
Probate varies in cost depending on the how complex the issues are, and how large the estate is. The The total cost for conducting an uncontested probate is typically around $4,300.00, from opening to closing, and complete distribution of assets.
The attorneys and staff at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn dedicated to helping people find solutions to difficult problems. We are dedicated attorneys and we have more than 20 years of experience. Charles Kallemeyn has more than 20 years in handling real estate and probate areas of the law and will proficiently walk with you during this difficult and complicated time. We work with our customers to create a plan, and oftentimes because people are uncomfortable working on an hourly rate we charge a flat fee retainer so the cost will be known at the start. For more information, contact our office at 763-427-5131 or contact Charles Kallemeyn at Charles@Kallemeyn.com