Estate Administration (Probate)
The Halvorson, Langemo & Paschke Law firm handles all aspects of Minnesota probate.
If you find yourself a personal representative for the first time and don’t know what to do, or, if your family is facing a situation where a loved one has died and you aren’t clear on the proper legal procedures, please give the firm a call to discuss how we can help you and your family.
It is important to engage an attorney that understands the difficulty family members face when attending to the deceased’s affairs while grieving their loss. Halvorson, Langemo & Paschke assists families by explaining the legal process and working with the personal representative to probate the deceased’s estate.
Probate is the legal process of settling a person’s financial affairs after his or her death.
The property titled to decedent is located, collected, and inventoried, notice is given to the decedent’s creditors, valid debts and taxes are paid, and the remainder is distributed to the person’s heirs if he or she did not have a will (intestate), or to the people provided for if the person dies with a will (testate). A personal representative is appointed to complete the above mentioned tasks. Certain types of property such as joint tenancy property, jointly held bank accounts, payable-on-death accounts, and life insurance policies that name a beneficiary can be transferred without going through probate.
If you have recently lost a family member and need assistance determining if probate is necessary, please contact the Halvorson, Langemo & Paschke law firm to speak with a central Minnesota probate attorney.