Responsibilities of a Guardian or Conservator.

Responsibilities of a Guardian or Conservator

As loved ones grow older, they may not always be able to handle their finances or make decisions about their healthcare and welfare on their own. Guardians and conservators can both play a major role in the life of an incapacitated person. However, r… Read More
Why Use Mediation in a Probate Case.

Why Use Mediation in a Probate Case?

Probate disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and contentious. They can also cause emotional stress and tear families apart. However, families in Minnesota who are facing probate litigation have another option available — mediation. This is a for… Read More
Categories: Probate
What is trust litigation? A gavel on a table.

What is Trust Litigation?

A trust can be an essential estate planning tool. They are often used to minimize estate tax consequences when passing property to a beneficiary and avoid the public probate process. But regardless of the many advantages they offer, there are certain… Read More
Categories: Litigation
Probate dispute of probate law concept image.

Opportunities to Resolve Your Probate Dispute

Probate can be lengthy, costly, and overwhelming. The process can be even more stressful if family members do not agree how their loved one’s property should be distributed and the conflict must be resolved with litigation. It’s important to unde… Read More
Categories: Probate
A probate attorney doing paper work during the probate process.

What to Expect During the Probate Process

Losing a loved one can be emotionally overwhelming. In addition to going through the grieving process, you might also be concerned about what will happen during the probate process and the steps that need to be taken to ensure the decedent’s proper… Read More
Categories: Probate
2 bankruptcy attorneys discussing the validity of a lift stay motion.

When Can a Creditor Use a Lift Stay Motion?

A lift stay motion, also referred to as a motion for relief from automatic stay, is a crucial tool creditors may use in Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy cases. It asks the court for permission to continue certain collections actions against the debtor… Read More
Categories: Bankruptcy
The role of an expert witness with a hand on the bible in court.

Role of an Expert Witness in Estate Litigation

Estate litigation is a highly nuanced area of law — and one where emotions often run high. While the focus of estate litigation is to resolve disputes in connection with the administration and distribution of a decedent’s assets, expert witnesses… Read More
Categories: Litigation
The probate process during the finding of hidden assets.

Uncovering Hidden Assets During Probate

Issues in connection with hidden assets are not uncommon during the process of administering an estate. For instance, a decedent may have failed to properly document all the property they left behind, either intentionally or inadvertently. In other c… Read More
Categories: Probate
Probate and Estate Litigation Concept.

What’s the Difference Between Probate and Estate Litigation?

If your loved one recently passed away, you might have many questions about the legal process that is associated with settling their estate. Critically, people often confuse the terms “probate,” and “estate litigation.” Although they both tak… Read More
Categories: Litigation, Probate
What to do when trustee refuses to give accounting.

What Are Your Options if the Trustee Refuses to Give Accounting?

The trustee of a revocable or irrevocable trust is required to follow specific rules, regulations, and procedures. Importantly, a trust beneficiary has the right to have a trustee who acts in good faith, is loyal, and protects the trust property. The… Read More
Categories: Probate