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July 2015 Archives

Gregory A. Lang

Examining your annual duties as a conservator

Several of those in Hennepin who have sought advice from us here at the Lang Law Office regarding their roles as conservators often know little about what’s expected of them. If you have been asked to fulfill such a role for a family member or friend, you may want to become familiar with the responsibilities that it entails. The state of Minnesota requires that you fulfill certain obligations as a conservator in order to retain such a role. The website for the state’s judicial branch goes into these in great detail.

What happens if you die intestate in Minnesota?

As each year passes, you probably hear from people in and around Hennepin that you should seriously start to consider preparing a will. While you may wonder why it’s so important that you have a will, have you ever considered what would happen if you died without one? Dying intestate simply means that you died without a will. You have worked your entire life to accumulate the assets that comprise your estate; wouldn’t you also want to have a say in who those assets go to after you pass on? If you die without a will, you forfeit that right.

What are the responsibilities of a personal representative?

When someone passes away, the loved ones they leave behind may have to deal with a number of issues. For example, they may work hard to ensure the correct distribution of assets and properly handle all of the other responsibilities that come with being a personal representative. If you have been named personal representative of an estate in Hennepin, or anywhere else in Minnesota, understanding your responsibilities and handling the probate process appropriately is paramount.

Assisting those who are creating a trust

From a living trust (inter vivos trust) to an irrevocable trust, people have a wide variety of options when it comes to creating trusts. Furthermore, there are all sorts of issues to consider when putting together a trust or moving forward with any other type of estate plan. At the Lang Law Office, we can help you create an effective trust that not only helps ensure the correct distribution of assets, but provides peace of mind as well. In Hennepin, Minnesota, and across the entire country, estate-related issues can be complicated and it is essential for people who are dealing with them to take an intelligent approach.

Helping clients write successful wills

When it comes to writing a will, there are a wide variety of issues you may have to take into consideration. For example, it is important to understand the vital components of an effective will, compile a list of beneficiaries and name an executor. In Hennepin, Minnesota, it is crucial for those who are putting together wills to ensure that the details of their estate are comprehensively evaluated and no elements are overlooked. At the Lang Law Office, we understand how critical it is to write successful wills and we work hard to help simplify the process for our clients.

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