Below you will find a flow chart on how the Probate Process works in Minnesota. You can also download the pdf here.
I Just Discovered an Inheritance from a Relative that Died a Long Time Ago. What happens when someone passes away but her property was never distributed to her heirs? Minnesota Statutes section 525.31 authorizes an “interested person” to petition the court to determine the deceased person’s heirs and distribute her property accordingly. An “interested person” [...]
You’ve spent time and money putting together the perfect estate plan. Now make sure nobody can undo your hard work with a Contest Provision. A Contest Provision disinherits any individual that challenges or attempts to challenge your will or trust. You can define “challenge” to mean: 1) filing an objection to your estate’s administration; 2) [...]
Your loved one has passed away. What happens next? Many people assume that if your loved one left a will, you will not have to use the probate process. However, this is not always the case. Ultimately, there are three steps to begin the probate process: (1) filing with the court; (2) giving notice to [...]
The probate and trust administration attorneys at Rochford & Langins, LLC will help give you peace of mind when you have lost a loved one. Probate and trust administration can be time consuming, complex and emImage result for probateotionally draining. If you are the personal representative for a probate estate, or named as the trustee [...]
How to Avoid Probate in Minnesota It saddens me when I have to tell a family that just lost a loved one “I’m sorry but you need to go through probate.” Probate can be a long, contentious, frustrating and a VERY expensive process. For these reasons, most people will try to avoid probate in any [...]
One of the most common misconceptions people have is that, when a spouse dies leaving their estate to the surviving spouse, no probate is required. If the spouse who passed away had title to real property held in their name alone or as a tenant in common, or they had assets with a value of [...]
Since joining Robert Rochford in June of 2013 to create Rochford & Langins, LLC, I have noticed that some of the most common questions I get from people in and around Rochester and Plainview center on: the need for wills or trusts and an explanation as to the difference; how to qualify for medical assistance [...]