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Estate Planning & Probate

Twin Cities Attorney: Estate Planning and Probate

Representing Clients Throughout the Southwest Minneapolis Area

When you are planning for end-of-life matters, such as the distribution of your assets, the minimization of taxes or the avoidance of probate, you want an experienced lawyer who understands all the different tools available to help you meet your goals. You want an attorney who will listen carefully to your needs and help you develop a plan that simplifies matters for your heirs while ensuring that they receive the fruit of your labors.

At the Lang Law Office, in Minnetonka, we have 30 years of experience providing estate planning counsel to individuals and families throughout the Greater Minneapolis area. We keep our practice small and work with a select number of clients, so that we can focus our complete attention on each case. Contact us for a confidential consultation.

Estate Planning

We will work closely with you so you understand the different strategies available to you that help ensure the orderly distribution of your estate. In many instances, we can help you implement a plan that eases the burden on your heirs, minimizes the tax consequences on your estate, and helps your heirs avoid the time and cost of the probate process.

Once we have identified the approach that meets your objectives, we will assist you with the following will or trust path, including:

  • Probate avoidance
  • Minimize Taxes
  • Simple wills
  • Wills with trust provisions
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Irrevocable insurance trusts
  • Personal residence trusts
  • Special and supplemental needs trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Uses of insurance
  • Health care directives
  • Business succession plans
  • Antenuptial/prenuptial agreements
  • Conservatorships

We also provide succession planning for closely-held and family businesses, whether that entails a high net worth or not.

Probate and Estate Administration

If you have been named as the executor, administrator or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, you can easily feel overwhelmed by the requirements of the probate process. By law, you have been given the power to transfer the property and resolve the financial affairs of the deceased. When you need to navigate the probate process, we can help.

We will act as your representative before the probate court, preparing all the documents necessary to successfully settle the estate. We will help you prepare an accounting of the assets of the estate, pay any remaining obligations of the deceased, satisfy all estate tax obligations and ensure the orderly distribution of property in accordance with the deceased’s wishes.

We can also serve as a trustee or personal representative.

Probate Litigation

Frequently, the settlement of an estate is held up because of a will contest or disputes over payments by creditors. At the Lang Law Office, we aggressively represent clients in all types of probate litigation.

For experienced, compassionate and professional legal counsel in estate planning and administration matters in the Twin Cities Metro area, contact our offices to schedule a confidential consultation.