An Experienced Hand to Guide You Through Probate And Trust Administration
If you have been named the personal administrator of a family member’s estate, you have been given an important responsibility. Your family member has entrusted you to carry out their legacy.
At Geffre Law, P.C. in Oakdale, we guide personal representatives through the Minnesota probate process. We also advise successor trustees who have responsibility for distributing the assets of a trust after the trustee dies. We advise clients throughout the eastern Twin Cities metro area, including Stillwater and Woodbury.
Guiding You Through The Legal Process
Probate law and issues around trust administration are complex. Attorney Lee Geffre stands ready to help you navigate the intricacies of the law and fulfill your essential responsibilities. It is important to seek competent legal advice. You have what is known as a fiduciary duty. If you fail to do what is required of you, such as distributing the assets of the estate without paying any taxes that are due, you could be personally liable.
Among the responsibilities of a personal administrator of a will are:
- Submitting the will to the probate court for approval
- Preparing an inventory of the assets of the estate
- Paying taxes and debts owed by the estate
- Distributing the balance of the estate to those who are entitled to have it
Not all assets need to go through probate. For example, assets held in trust can be distributed directly to beneficiaries.
We also represent beneficiaries who want a knowledgeable lawyer to protect their interests in the probate or estate administration process. Our goal is to provide certainty and transparency and avoid litigation.
Contact The Experienced Legal Advice You Need
We have flexible payment options, and can handle the probate process with no cost to you! Inquire for options and details.