Have you been putting off writing a will? Let’s be honest, it’s no fun to think about how your assets will be distributed after your death. In fact, it is estimated that more than 50% of Americans do not currently have a will. The topic can feel very morbid, depressing and even frightening to discuss, but in reality it is a small step you can take to protect your family in the event of your unanticipated death. Communicating how you would like your property and assets distributed in the event of your death can actually be extremely helpful for your loved ones, even provide them with a sense of relief. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in estate planning in Blaine, Anoka and Coon Rapids, MN. Our legal team can help you face this task head on so that you can move on with your life knowing that your loved ones are protected. Read Full Post
For many individuals, writing a will is the most appropriate option to allow them to express their wishes about the distribution of assets. In more complex estates or when special circumstances apply, a comprehensive estate plan may include a variety of instruments, including powers of attorney, a living will, trusts and a pour-over will.
There are many times people feel upset about the way a Will has been written, and this usually occurs when someone is unhappy with the way an estate is to be paid out under a Will. Not just anyone can contest a Will, for example you cannot be a concerned friend that decides to contest a Will, you have to be a part of an interested party, meaning you would have inherited from our loved one if there was no will or you are a beneficiary of the will. Read Full Post
Once you reach adulthood, and specifically if you have children, the importance of a will cannot be overstated. However, national estimates indicate that more than 60% of Americans do not yet have a will. There may be many reasons for this — you may be too busy with day to day life, you may think that it will cost you a lot of money, or contemplating your wishes should you die unexpectedly may be difficult to think about. Regardless of the many reasons to put it off, creating your will is a very important task. If you live in Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, or Ham Lake, MN, the team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you plan ahead and develop your will without stress or a large price tag. Read Full Post
The death of a loved one is hard enough to deal with. The last thing that you want hanging over your head when a family member passes away is how that individual’s assets are going to be distributed across the family. For some families, this discussion can cause tension and anger. If you live in Anoka County MN, and wonder whether probate is necessary in your situation, partner with the probate attorneys at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn.
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