You can’t take it with you when you die, as they say, but you can make certain that your assets go to the people you love and the causes that you care about most. A Mankato probate attorney can help you every step of the way in helping your loved ones navigate probate after your death.
Probate is a court-supervised procedure where assets are transferred from the descendant to those entitled to receive them, either by a will or trust or by law. Executors or trustees are charged with facilitating the administration process. With this role comes considerable responsibility and liability, and an experienced estate planning attorney can help to ensure that the administration process goes as smoothly as possible.
Also called estate lawyers or trust lawyers, probate lawyers are committed to helping people make certain that their debts and assets are properly taken care of in the wake of their death. Probate attorneys can help you and your family whether or not you have engaged in estate planning in the past and whether or not you have a valid will at the time of your death. The tasks of a probate lawyer depends heavily on the legal documents you have created and the details of your estate. However, a probate lawyer can generally help you with:
Estate laws vary greatly from state to state, so it is important to be aware of the laws regarding wills, inheritance, and trusts where you live. Below are some of the basic laws related to estate planning in place in Minnesota.
It can be easy to put off estate planning and will- and trust-related tasks. But completing these tasks can ensure that your loved ones are provided for quickly and completely in the event of your death–and give you peace of mind that even if the unthinkable takes place, you have done your part.
Whether you are looking for a probate attorney to help you with your estate, or whether your loved one has passed away and you need the help of an estate lawyer during probate, we are here to help. To schedule an appointment, or to ask one of our team members a question, we invite you to contact us today at (507) 344-8888 or to fill out our online contact form.