MINNESOTA PROBATE PROCESS

If a person dies without an estate plan of any kind, or even if he or she had a will, estate assets must go through a process known as probate before they can be distributed. Probate is typically a frustrating, time-consuming and needlessly expensive process. What’s more, is that it is also open to the public.

 

At Metropolitan Law Group, we design customize estate plans that allow families to avoid the probate process entirely. However, we also assist families in the probating of their estate. We do so with compassion and understanding for the loss you have suffered, and strive to make the Minnesota probate process as stress-free and efficient as possible.

 

Perhaps you are wondering what is involved in probating an estate? While every situation is unique, a “typical” probate involves all of the following:

 

  • Filing a petition with the probate court

  • Notice to heirs named in the Will or, if there is no Will, to statutory heirs

  • Petition to appoint an Executor (if there is a Will) or an Administrator

  • Inventory and appraisal of all estate assets

  • Notice to all creditors

  • Payment of estate debt to creditors

  • Sale of estate assets

  • Payment of estate taxes

  • Final distribution of assets to heirs

 

If you are interested in learning how to avoid the probate process, our Minnesota Estate Attorneys can help.

f a person dies without an estate plan of any kind, or even if he or she had a will, estate assets must go through a process known as probate before they can be distributed. Probate is typically a frustrating, time-consuming and needlessly expensive process. What’s more, is that it is also open to the public.