Field Law, P.A. offers a variety of legal services to meet the needs of any client in the State of Minnesota. We have decades of experience, as well as the necessary skills and resources to help you with your estate planning documents or to better understand what would benefit your situation the most. Some of the many other legal services we can offer you within the estate planning realm in Minnesota include:
Summary assignments permit a direct transfer of probate assets to devisees or heirs without undergoing the full probate process. It is typically used when all assets are “exempt” assets and/or no creditor claims exist.
Decree of Descent
When a loved one passes away, the process of probate begins. A petition for a Decree of Descent can be made by any interested party whose rights or property interests could be affected by this process. This usually occurs if property or assets will be re-titled or transferred. After this decree is filed, a hearing is had to discuss the process ahead. All potential heirs or creditors of the deceased are notified in writing of this hearing.
Small Estate Affidavit
A small estate affidavit helps speed up the process when there is no last will established, and when the probate estate is valued at less than $75,000. This can be used if a spouse or close relative has died without a will and if you were named the personal representative and/or executor of an estate that qualifies as small estate.
Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property
This is also known as a petition to determine succession to real property and is used by successors in interest to collect real or personal property under $75,000 in the State of Minnesota. (Really? Never heard of a “petition to determine succession to real property”. Are you sure this document has an application to MN? The affidavit usually specifically PROHIBITS real estate (note: it says “personal property”, not “real property” which is real estate).
This document is used when someone wants to change or revoke their will.
Transfer of Death Deed
A transfer of death deed is a way to transfer the ownership of real estate after someone passes. This allows someone to name one or more new owners and goes into effect 30 days after death. It helps simplify the end-of-life planning and is used to avoid probate court. This also allows someone to retain ownership and control of the property while they’re alive. Transfer of death deed is only permitted in a handful of states, including Minnesota.
Deed of Trust
A deed of trust, otherwise known as a trust deed, is used when a Trust conveys real estate whether while you are alive or after one passes.
This is when an estate planning attorney reviews your will to determine if it’s legally sound or if a new legal document should be made to protect your wishes and your family after you pass away.
Will and Trust Amendment
If you would like to make changes to your existing will, an amendment, or Codicil, can be made by one of our experienced estate planning attorneys in Minnesota.
Affidavit of Identity and Survivorship
When someone co-owned property with someone that recently passed away, an Affidavit of Survivorship helps them take full ownership of the property.
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At Field Law, P.A., we have decades of experience helping clients like you make sure their families’ future is intact. We can help you plan for any possible scenario and will work diligently to protect your legal rights every step of the way. To schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more about the estate planning services we offer in Anoka, Minnesota, call our law office at (763) 427-9066 today.