Estate Planning and Probate
Our firm handles all types of estate planning, from a basic will to extremely complex estate plans involving trusts and family businesses. We will work with you to determine exactly what documents are needed to achieve your wishes. We will also help when a loved one passes away, to make sure their final wishes are carried out.
At Leuthner & Huether, Ltd., estate planning is a broad term which covers anything involving your care and assets at the end of your life, such as:
- Creating a will
- Creating a power of attorney
- Creating a health care directive
- Creating a trust
- Navigating Medicaid or Medical Assistance programs
Some estate plans are quite simple, while others are very complex. It depends on what your assets are and how you want them to pass to other people.
It is our goal to make sure that you and the attorney are on the same page and you are comfortable with the plan before moving forward. Please give us a call or fill out the Free Initial Review form to the right to set up an appointment.
When a loved one passes away, a family mourns the loss and then starts looking to the next steps. Often, the next step is to sort out the family member’s affairs. The family realizes they must figure out how to deal with issues like bank accounts, the house, life insurance. Maybe there is a will, maybe there isn’t. The process of handling assets and debts for someone who isn’t around to talk to can be stressful and frustrating.
Minnesota’s laws can have a major impact on how you move forward. Many people simply do not know where to start, what they are legally required to do, and that there are deadlines on getting things done.
Our goal is to make sure the process is explained in a way that is simple, as you are trying to deal with the death of a loved one. We can help you navigate the legal system and make sure your loved one’s property is handled properly in the way they wanted.
Please give us a call or use the Free Initial Review form to the right.
American Bar Association Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions – general questions on estate planning.
Wills and Estate Planning on Nolo.com – general information on wills and various types of estate plans.
Social Security Benefits Calculator – useful tool for estimating how much you’ll receive upon retirement.
Probate and Planning: A Guide to Planning for the Future – a helpful guide provided by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.