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
The Minnesota Probate Process happens after the death of a family member that has substantial assets that need to be dispersed. It is not often an easy task but our Minnesota Probate Lawyers can help ensure the process go as smoothly as possible so that you can focus on healing and keeping loved ones close. Many times the probate process is important for transferring solely owned stocks, mutual funds, vehicles, personal property and other miscellaneous aspects that have not been designated a beneficiary. Read Full Post
The last thing that you want to think about ahead of time is the death of a family member or loved one. That is likely why some estimates indicate that more than 50% of individuals in our country do not have a will. When the time comes and a loved one dies, there are usually many questions about a probate such as whether it is needed, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. 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
Probate law is widely thought of as complicated and the issues are easy to ignore until the death of a loved one. Probate is a legal process where a deceased person’s will is “proved” in court and the court deems it a valid public document. The probate also appoints the executor or personal representative of the will, or the person that can enforce the terms of the document. Read Full Post