Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney

Unique Estate Law provides comprehensive estate planning, probate and estate administration services to clients throughout Minnesota. Our practice is focused on the unique needs of individuals, couples, modern families, and small business owners.

Whether you need a basic will or have a more complex estate, have been named the executor in a loved one’s will or need to establish a business succession plan, we will provide you with informed representation and caring, efficient service.

Attorney Chris Tymchuck
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Closely With You

We regularly draw up essential estate planning documents, help clients navigate the probate process, and handle a broad range of related issues, including:

  • Guardianships
  • Estate litigation
  • Civil disputes
  • Adoption
  • Bankruptcy

We work with clients from all walks of life, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. Above all, we will work closely with you to preserve your wealth and protect your loved ones. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation.

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Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Although confronting our own mortality is never easy, creating an estate plan is the prudent and responsible thing to do. Estate planning is about more than deciding what will happen to your property after you pass away. Instead, a well-conceived estate plan is an important component of an overall retirement and wealth preservation strategy. Estate planning is all about you, your loved ones and your legacy.

If you fail to create an estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to the intestacy laws of Minnesota. This means that people you did not intend may inherit your property. By planning ahead and working with an experienced trusts and estates attorney, you can protect your assets, yourself and your loved ones.

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Preparing Foundational Estate Planning Documents

At Unique Estate Law, we regularly prepare foundational estate planning documents such as:

  • Last Will and Testament (Will)
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Irrevocable Trust (Special Needs Trust, Medicaid Trust)
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Living Will

Regardless of your family or financial status, planning your estate is fundamental to your future. When you consult with us, we will help you plan for tomorrow today.

Probate and Estate Administration
Lawyer in Minnesota

Depending on the size of the estate, navigating the probate process can be complicated and confusing. At Unique Estate Law, we are familiar with the rules and customs of the Minnesota probate courts and work to protect the rights of executors and beneficiaries throughout the probate process.

We also have a working knowledge of the state’s intestacy laws that come into play when an individual dies without a valid will in place. We represent clients through the estate administration process and work to ensure that the interests of the decedent, beneficiaries and the administrator are protected.

Questions
About Probate

Clients often come to us with questions about probate after a loved one dies. This is simply the court-supervised process for managing and distributing a person’s assets after his or her death. If the decedent had a will in place, the individual named as executor will have a number of important duties, including:

  • Validating the will with the probate court
  • Filing all required notices
  • Inventorying and appraising estate assets
  • Paying outstanding debts
  • Filing and paying estate taxes, if applicable
  • Distributing the estate assets to the beneficiaries
  • Closing the estate
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What is
a Guardianship?

An individual who has been injured in an accident or who suffers with an incapacitating medical impairment may need legal protection. A guardianship is a legal arrangement in which a disabled individual, known as a “ward,” is placed under the supervision of a court-appointed guardian, typically a family member, friend or a fiduciary. A ward may be a minor without a parental guardian or an adult who is incapable of making decisions about his or her own person or property.

Whether you need to plan for the care and welfare of a loved one or make important financial decisions on behalf of a family member who lacks an estate plan, turn to Unique Estate Law. Our guardianship lawyers will work closely with you to make sure your loved one’s interests and well-being are protected.

Minnesota
Bankruptcy Attorney

Unexpected financial circumstances, medical crises, economic downturns, public health emergencies or simple mismanagement can result in insurmountable debt. By seeking bankruptcy protection, you can eliminate these burdens and make a fresh start. Unique Estate Law represents individuals and small business owners in Minnesota bankruptcy proceedings. Depending on your circumstances, we can guide you through a filing under Chapters 7, 11, or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Whether you need to liquidate or reorganize your personal or business debts, we will explore all your options and provide you with trustworthy advice and objective insights.

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The Unique Difference

When you consult with Unique Estate Law, you will benefit from having a supportive environment in which you can make informed decisions. Founding attorney Chris Tymchuck has a well-earned reputation as a dedicated advocate who always puts the best interests of her clients first.

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We Love Helping
Our Clients

As a wife and mother, Chris understands the challenges families face in planning their financial futures. By listening to your concerns and understanding your objectives, she will tailor a plan to your individual needs. Ms. Tymchuck is also qualified to mediate trust, estate and family disputes in Minnesota.

At Unique Estate Law, we love what we do: helping our clients build a bridge to a brighter tomorrow. We offer transparent, flat-fee pricing and cost-effective services. When you work with our experienced estate planning lawyers, you will have confidence that you are moving in the right direction.

Contact Our Experienced Minnesota Estate Planning and
Probate Lawyers

Unexpected events and unforeseen circumstances can upend your dreams. The best way to prepare is to put an estate plan in place today. Unique Estate Law is here to help you protect yourself, your assets and your loved ones. Get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation.

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5901 Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55416