Experienced Wills Lawyer Helping Minnesota Families Manage Assets
Wills are legal documents that allow you to manage and distribute your assets in virtually any way you like after you’ve passed. We can help you create a will that ensures your wishes are heard and respected. Common things we help our clients plan for include, though certainly are not limited to:
- Leaving property or other major assets to family, friends, or charities.
- Determining guardians for your children in the event of your death before your children reach the age of 18. Such guardians are trusted adults you designate to help your children manage your estate before they are of age.
- Naming a personal representative (sometimes called an executor) you trust to distribute your assets as you intend.
What Happens If I Die Without a Will?
When someone dies without leaving a will (and sometimes even if they have a will), their estate may be required by the state to go through what’s known as the court probate process, depending upon the type of assets left behind and how they are held. Probate is the term for the legal action necessary for managing and distributing the estate of someone who has died. Even with a will in place, estates may still need to undergo probate. If you pass away without having a comprehensive will your assets will be distributed as the State of Minnesota sees fit, regardless of what you would have wanted. This can be painful for family members of the deceased who are left unsupported or feel that your wishes have not been respected.
Taking Control of Your Future
Planning ahead today will give you peace of mind tomorrow. When you work with Waldron Law Offices, Ltd. you get over 30 years of experience in your corner. We’ve helped countless clients assess their assets and build a complete plan for how those assets will be used over the course of your lifetime and after.