Planning for your loved ones in the event of your death is never fun. In fact, it is very easy to push it off for later — but, the fact is, leaving written documentation of your wishes for property and asset distribution is extremely important to make things easier in the event of your untimely death. Probate law is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. It generally includes the following steps: Read Full Post
Thinking about what will happen to your assets and possessions after you die is never a fun topic to consider. In fact, many of us just put off planning for the future because it seems stressful, expensive and even sad. We think that we have plenty of time and decide to wait until a more “convenient” time to write a will, designate a power of attorney and complete basic estate planning. The legal team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn of Coon Rapids, MN understands that estate planning is difficult for many and strives to make this process painless, less stressful and less expensive than expected. Read Full Post
When a person passes away, the family is left with the cumbersome task of settling the estate of the deceased. Essentially, probate and estate administration is used to formally transfer the real property, distribute assets of the decedent and settle all claims against the estate. If you were selected as the personal representative for a loved one’s estate, we can guide you through every step. In Minnesota, probate occurs when a resident of the state passes away while owning a property at that time. Formal probate is not always necessary after a person passes away in Minnesota. The probate process is required when survivor-ship rights have not been created, when real property is titled in an individual’s own name or when real estate is held as a tenant in common with another. Minnesota law generally requires probate for an estate greater than $50,000. If that person has real estate in other states, those properties are subject to the probate laws in that state. It is also important to remember that just because someone has a will, this does not necessarily avoid the probate process. Read Full Post
When a loved one dies, family and friends are flooded with emotion, intense sadness and a lot of things to do. In addition to navigating the grieving process, the family must quickly turn to the distribution of the family member’s assets (and debts), which can often times be complicated. In Minnesota, a probate occurs if the deceased was a resident of the state at the time of their death. Having a will does not necessarily negate the need for a probate. If you have questions about a probate, you will want to partner with a probate attorney with knowledge of the state laws, experience managing estates and communicating clearly and effectively. Charles Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn is based in Anoka County, MN and specializes in probate law and can help you navigate this process. Read Full Post
Thinking about your own death, or the death of a loved one is difficult at best. It is for this exact reason that more than 50% of adults in our country do not have a will. However, understanding the legal process after death can be made easier by partnering with a law firm who can guide you through the estate planning, will creation or probate process with ease, support and compassion. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn is a leading probate lawyer in Anoka County, MN with decades of experience helping individuals and families with estate planning or managing the probate process after a loved one’s death.
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When a loved one dies, there are often many questions about how a person’s assets will be distributed and debts paid, how long this will take and and how much the process will cost. Read Full Post