Category: Probate

Avoiding Probate Just Got Simpler

Let’s face it.  No one intentionally wants to go through probate.  For experienced attorneys, going through probate is no big deal.  But your heirs might not like it.  It will cost your estate and delay matters.  A smaller, uncontested probate can run $4,000 to $6,000 on average.  And it can take 9 months to 1 [..]

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Who’s Going to Get Your Boat?

In Minnesota, we love our boats. With 15,000 lakes to choose from it’s no wonder that in 2014 Minnesota ranked # 2 in boat registrations in the country (and no, Alaska isn’t 1st—it’s actually Florida).  Minnesota has 809,000 boats registered!  The boats come in all forms—ski boats, power boats, cabin cruisers, yachts, sailboats, pontoons and, [..]

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Transferring Real Estate without Going Through Probate

It wasn’t too long ago that one could easily say the largest asset in one’s estate was their home. However, with the significant downturn in the markets seven years ago many lost significant equity in their home to the point of even seeing their home go ‘upside down’, a phrase used to indicate owing more [..]

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