Streamlining Estate Administration And Probate
Probate is the legal process of wrapping up the estate of a person who has died. Whether they had a legal will or they died without a will, known as dying intestate, the estate will need to be probated to ensure creditors are paid and beneficiaries inherit what they are entitled to.
For more than 30 years, Minneapolis estate administration lawyer Jonathan Burris has helped families honor the wishes of their loved ones by providing legal guidance through the probate process.
Jonathan Burris and Kellen Fish offer experienced advice and counsel for people who have been named executors or estate administrators. In addition, they work with disabled persons, their guardian or conservators, or executors to handle affairs surrounding estate affairs. Jonathan Burris and Kellen Fish represent executors and administrators in probate courts throughout the State of Minnesota.
If you are involved in estate administration and probating a Minnesota estate—whether you live in Minnesota or are handling the process from out of state—the Burris Law Offices, PLLC, can help. We invite you to contact our Minneapolis law office for a no charge initial consultation to learn more about our probate, and estate administration services.
Guidance From an Experienced Minnesota Probate Lawyer
One of the great values of having an estate plan in place is that it makes the process of probate much easier and less likely to result in family conflict. We can assist you with as much or as little of the process as you desire: from legal advice and supervision to hands-on management of the estate and distribution of property.
The process of Minnesota probate depends on the nature of the estate, and may include some or all of the following:
- Filing the most recent will with the court and proving it is legally valid
- If no legal will exists, identifying the heirs under Minnesota law
- Identifying beneficiaries or locating beneficiaries named in a will or trust
- Inventorying the assets of the estate and appraising their value
- Paying debts owed by the deceased person and their estate
- Collecting money owed to the estate
- Distributing property as directed by the will or other documents
- Paying state and/or federal estate taxes, as necessary
- Continuing the operation of a business after a key person has died, and managing business assets owned by the estate
Contact the Burris Law Offices, PLLC.
Whether you have been named the executor of a Minnesota estate, are a trustee who needs advice, or are involved in a probate or trust dispute, contact our law office, in Minneapolis, to schedule a no-charge initial consultation. We look forward to serving you.