MN Probate Law | When Death Isn’t Definite

October 6, 2017

When dealing with probate and estate planning issues, an unfortunate prerequisite is death. Someone has passed away and loved ones have to scramble to get their ducks in a row. The assumption is that death is concrete, tangible and easily ascertained. Its everything else that’s supposed to be complicated. Though that’s often true, it isn’t […]

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MN Estate Planning | Titling of Property in Minnesota

September 20, 2017

A recent article in the Washington Post involved a letter from a reader asking whether she and her husband needed to create a trust to ensure that, in the event of eithers death, the other would be guaranteed to take ownership of the family home seamlessly. The author of the article dove into the issue […]

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Time Limits for Probating a Will in Minnesota

September 5, 2017

Typically, when we discuss timing and probate, the issue concerns how fast (or slow) the probate court is likely to move. Though this is a common question, and a good one to understand, for some people moving quickly may not be what theyre most concerned about. In such cases, the question is not how fast […]

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Minnesota Wills | The Dangers Of Estate Planning On Your Own

August 9, 2017

Many people understand the importance of creating an estate plan and the risks that can come from failing to do so. In an attempt to get their ducks in a row, some might decide to try a DIY approach, going online and paying some internet legal document creation company for a template will, trust or […]

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Minnesota Revocable Trusts | Trust Law

June 29, 2017

There are all kinds of trusts floating around out in the world: revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trusts, spendthrift trusts, asset protection trusts, constructive trusts, etc., etc. With so many options, it can be hard to understand which is which and what one or ones are worth considering given your particular circumstances. […]

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Free Consultation | Minnesota Wills and Trusts

May 2, 2017

The firm is happy to announce that we are now offering discounted Wills and Trusts. We will only be doing this for a limited time. Please contact the firm to get started with your free consultation. Ask about the discount when you call at 612-424-0398 Joseph M. Flanders and the firm work with clients from every […]

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MN Probate Court | Subject Matter Jurisdiction

May 1, 2017

In a probate proceeding, the personal representative of the estate files an application with the probate court in the county where the decedent lived at the time of his or her death. This process triggers entry into probate court. All counties in Minnesota have probate courts to hear matters relating to the administration of an […]

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Estate Planning in Minnesota | Different ways of dividing property

April 26, 2017

If you’re preparing to create an estate plan, you might think it’s all pretty straightforward. Simply write down a list of names and you’re done. Once you’re gone, those named heirs will receive their designated items, no muss, no fuss. Though possible, things seldom go so smoothly. Instead, life intervenes and can disrupt your supposedly […]

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Minnesota Estate Planning For Single People

March 31, 2017

One of the big motivators that drives people to get their act together, at least from an estate planning perspective, is the existence of a family. Having a spouse and children to worry about is often the push most people need to step up and start tackling an issue they would normally be content to […]

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Minnesota Probate and Creditor Claims

March 14, 2017

Creditor Claims in Minnesota Probate Estates Minnesotas probate statute attempts to clearly delineate the rules for the administration estates. The underlying purposes and policies of the probate statute are to simplify and clarify the law concerning the affairs of decedents, missing persons, protected persons, minors, and incapacitated persons, and to promote a speedy and efficient […]

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