After a loved one has passed away, a family typically has many questions about how to handle the remaining estate. At the Minnetonka, Minnesota, law firm of Beckman Steen & Lungstrom, P.A., our probate lawyers can help guide you through the process of dividing the estate and distributing assets to heirs as your loved one intended. Even when the wishes of the deceased are not clear because there is no legal will, our probate lawyers work with your family to investigate heirs, gather and identify assets, and determine how the estate should be dispersed.
Affordable, Efficient Probate Lawyers
The first time many people hear the word “probate” is after the death of a family member. During this sometimes emotional time, the task of estate administration and property division can be daunting and time consuming. At our Minnetonka law firm, our probate lawyers can help evaluate and gather assets and investments, administer and oversee trusts, determine who heirs are, and handle related probate matters, including contested wills. The probate process is usually not as expensive as families imagine, and can help your family resolve matters more quickly and efficiently. Even when a probate proceeding is not necessary, our attorneys can help in the efficient distribution of the assets, including trust assets.
Guardianships, Conservatorships, Powers of Attorney
There are times when a family member cannot manage his or her financial or personal affairs. For instance, a minor may inherit part of an estate, or an individual may become incapacitated. In this case, our lawyers can help advise you and set up the appropriate legal structure, such as a guardianship, conservatorship, or a power of attorney.
Wills and Estates
Planning for your future is among the most significant decisions you make in your lifetime. Our probate lawyers can help your family draft a will to provide for your family after you are gone.
Contact a Probate Lawyer in Minneapolis & St. Paul
To discuss your estate, inheritance or a guardianship/conservatorship for a loved one, or to prepare your will, with an estate lawyer, please contact us online or call 952-938-3411. We are here to help our clients throughout the metro area including Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, Edina, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Richfield, Waconia, Wayzata and surrounding Twin City areas.