What To Do After Death, Part I

Minneapolis Probate Lawyer: What is Probate? I often explain to people that I am a “probate lawyer” only to be met with a blank stare.  Occasionally, the statement “I don’t know what that means” will accompany the blank stare. So, I decided to draft a series of posts under the “Probate” heading that will offer…

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Notice to Persons of Interest

As discussed in prior posts, your estate may be distributed in a court proceeding known as probate. Under Minnesota law the personal representative must send notice of the probate proceeding “interested persons.” Who is an interested person? ?In Minnesota, interested persons are defined as “heirs, devisees, children, spouses, creditors, beneficiaries and any others having a…

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What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of settling your estate – paying your debts and distributing your property – after you die.  If you have a will then you should have appointed a personal representative to be responsible for handling all the matters of your estate.  But, if you did not have a will, or failed…

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