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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
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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
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What’s the Difference Between a Probate Attorney and a Probate Litigation Lawyer?

If your loved one passed away, their assets will usually need to be distributed through the probate process. In the best-case scenario, the decedent’s wishes will be outlined in a valid will that specifies the beneficiaries who will receive which a… Read More
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Civil Commitment in Minnesota

Mental illness is very common and affects one out of every five adults during their lifetime. In many cases, individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses can recover with the proper treatment and support. However, there are certain situa… Read More
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Is a No-Contest Clause in a Will Enforceable?

For most people, one of the primary objectives of estate planning is reducing any potential conflict that could arise between family members. One way of doing this is by including a no-contest clause in a last will and testament. However, even if you… Read More
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What Can You Do if the Personal Representative is Mismanaging the Estate?

The personal representative of a decedent’s estate serves a crucial role in the administration process. Unfortunately, when a personal representative is dishonest or disloyal, conflicts can arise that cause significant delay and a considerable amou… Read More
Categories: Litigation, Probate
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Problems That Can Arise During Probate and Lead to Litigation

When a loved one passes away, their estate may be subject to probate — regardless of whether they had a will. Probate proceedings can be long and complicated, even without litigation. However, when disputes occur, the process can be even lengthier… Read More
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What Rights Do Trust Beneficiaries Have in Minnesota?

Being named a beneficiary in a loved one’s estate plan can be a significant gift. Although distributions from trusts are often made without issue, it’s important for beneficiaries to understand that they have certain legal rights. In addition to… Read More
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Can a Conservatorship Be Contested?

If your loved one has become incapacitated and is no longer able to manage their own finances or business affairs, a conservatorship might be necessary. Not to be confused with a guardianship — which gives authority to make medical and personal dec… Read More
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