Facing A Probate Matter In Minnesota? We Can Help.

After a death in Minnesota, the state requires that the deceased person's estate be probated when either of the following criteria is met:

  • The deceased person owned real estate in his or her sole name or as a "tenant in common" with another at death.
  • The deceased person had at least $75,000 in personal property at the time of his or her death.

Probate is the legal process of collecting and protecting a deceased person's assets, paying off his or her debts and distributing the remaining assets.

Legal Assistance For Personal Representatives And Beneficiaries

At the Minneapolis law firm of Groshek Law PA, our attorneys guide individuals and family members through the often complicated process of probating estates.

  • First, a personal representative is appointed to oversee the probate process — sometimes referred to as estate administration. This formal appointment is necessary even when a personal representative is designated in a will or trust.
  • Second, the decedent's assets must be collected, documented and appraised.
  • Third, the assets must be used to satisfy any debts that the estate is legally obligated to pay.
  • Fourth, any remaining assets must be distributed according to the decedent's estate planning documents or according to state law if there is no will, trust or other guiding documentation.

While Minnesota has an informal as well as a formal probate process, a mistake in any step of the process can lead to legal complications.

Contact Groshek Law PA to schedule a consultation with a skilled probate lawyer by sending us an email or calling us at 612-424-5829. We also handle appeals for probate and estate administration matters.