Probate attorney Oakdale, MN

Probate & Trust Administration

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Properly Probate Property

Probate is the court process by which ownership of your property is transferred to your heirs and beneficiaries after death. It can be difficult to make sense of the court rules and the statutes that control how this process works. We will help you navigate every part of the process to make it as easy and stress-free as possible.

Our Probate Administration Process

 
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1) Initial Meeting

In the initial meeting, we will work with you to identify and locate assets, determine if there is a valid will, identify heirs and beneficiaries, and determine what debts or creditors there are to be paid. 

 
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2) Probate Document Creation and Filing

We take the information you have provided about family, assets, and creditors to draft a petition to open the probate. Once the probate is open we provide notice to the heirs, creditors and the public as required by law.

 
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3) Inventory Assets

We assist you in creating an inventory all the assets which is filed with the court and viewable by the general public. We help you evaluate any claims filed by creditors, and make plans to pay creditors and make distributions to heirs and beneficiaries. 

 
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4) Pay Creditors and Beneficiaries

We administer all creditor claims, ensure all required tax returns are filed, and distribute assets to heirs and beneficiaries.

 
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5) Final Account and Close Estate

Lastly, we file the final account and close the estate. 

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Our Probate Administration Process

 
probate-planning-trust-administration-attorney-lawyer-oakdale-mn.jpg

1) Initial Meeting

In the initial meeting, we will work with you to identify and locate assets, determine if there is a valid will, identify heirs and beneficiaries, and determine what debts or creditors there are to be paid. 

 
probate-planning-trust-administration-attorney-lawyer-oakdale-mn.jpg

2) Probate Document Creation and Filing

We take the information you have provided about family, assets, and creditors to draft a petition to open the probate. Once the probate is open we provide notice to the heirs, creditors and the public as required by law.

 
probate-planning-trust-administration-attorney-lawyer-oakdale-mn.jpg

3) Inventory Assets

We assist you in creating an inventory all the assets which is filed with the court and viewable by the general public. We help you evaluate any claims filed by creditors, and make plans to pay creditors and make distributions to heirs and beneficiaries. 

 
probate-planning-trust-administration-attorney-lawyer-oakdale-mn.jpg

4) Pay Creditors and Beneficiaries

We administer all creditor claims, ensure all required tax returns are filed, and distribute assets to heirs and beneficiaries.

 
probate-planning-trust-administration-attorney-lawyer-oakdale-mn.jpg

5) Final Account and Close Estate

Lastly, we file the final account and close the estate. 

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Excellent, clear, and concise explanations of complex topics. I felt like Ben really cared about my situation, and had the knowledge and experience to optimize things in my best interest. Highly recommend.
Sarah
 

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