Probate And Estate Administration Litigation
An estate plan is a set of documents that protects your interests and your loved ones in the event of a death or debilitating condition. Without at least a basic will, family members would be faced with difficult decisions, and the state of Minnesota would determine who inherits your property.
At Burns & Hansen, P.A., our individualized estate planning services put your wishes in writing to provide for your care and avoid unnecessary disputes or delays in settling your estate. We also handle estate administration. We serve clients in Minneapolis, across the Twin Cities and beyond. Contact us today by calling 952-219-7897 for a free initial discussion.
Why Everyone Should Have An Estate Plan
Estate planning is not only for “wealthy” people or “old” people. Our clients are individuals and families of all walks of life and all stages of life. If you are getting married, getting divorced, bringing a child into the family, buying a new home or retiring, you should create or update your estate plan. If you own a small business, we can ensure your business succession planning dovetails with your estate planning.
We can draft a simple will to declare heirs, a power of attorney to manage your business or financial affairs and health care directives to address medical or end-of-life issues. We can also place your assets in a trust to bypass the time and expense of probate, minimize taxes, fund a charity, provide for a child with special needs or otherwise control your legacy.
Our estate planning attorneys sit down with you to ask gentle questions about a wide range of scenarios: Who should inherit what? Who would be guardians to your minor children if you and your spouse died? Whom do you trust to handle your affairs if you are incapacitated? Would you want heroic life support measures?