Probate

Probate administration is stressful, difficult, and it can be confusing. At Kelly & Lemmons, P.A., we have provided clients with the cost-effective and proactive approach that they need to get through the probate process. We have helped clients throughout the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and western Wisconsin areas through the probate process within their counties. Because of our broad experience in this area, we know how each individual court works, which helps us ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible for the clients.

Aiding In The Transfer Of Property

We work with the family members of the decedent, as well as administrators, executors, and personal representatives to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to settle an estate that is in probate. Our experienced Minneapolis estate planning lawyer will assist with the following:

  • Notify creditors and all interested parties of the death
  • Prepare and submit an accounting of the assets in the estate
  • Satisfy the estate’s final debts, including filing a final inheritance or estate tax return
  • Oversee that all assets are distributed in an orderly manner in accordance with the terms of the will or the Minnesota statute that is in effect if the decedent did not have a valid will in place

If the decedent has minor children who must have a guardian, all of the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that guardianship is established. This is important so that there is no question as to who will receive custody of your children, if something would happen that you do not have a spouse or another parent who is able to take custody of them to take care of them.

Assisting You In All Probate Matters

We can also assist you in the case that the probate matter goes to litigation. We have represented executors and administrators, as well as individual family members who may contest or challenge the details of a will or who may have a problem with the probate process.

We will also help you set up a conservatorship to protect the assets of an incapacitated or disabled family member. That way you know that the assets that are designated for them are not touched.

Contact A Minneapolis Estate Planning Attorney

Probate can be a rather complicated process, which is why you want your family to not have to undergo this process. To avoid it, you can establish a solid will and ensure assets are protected by trusts. However, there are times when probate cannot be avoided. If you are a beneficiary who has to face the probate process, you need the help of an experienced estate planning attorney. To receive that help right now, call the office of Kelly & Lemmons, P.A. at 651-224-3781.