Probate and Estate Administration Lawyers in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Experienced Attorneys Guiding You through the Probate and Trust Administration Process
Helping Minnesota and Wisconsin Families for More Than 60 Years
The loss of a loved one is tragic. Struggling to probate his or her estate while dealing with your own grief can be overwhelming. It is important to have a law firm you can depend upon to properly handle probate and estate administration issues, so that you can focus on your family and trying to get your lives back together.
At the Stillwater law firm of Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff & Vierling, PLLP, our lawyers help families and individuals throughout the East Twin Cities Metro, the St. Croix Valley and Western Wisconsin through the probate process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Issues to Consider in Minnesota and Wisconsin Probate
Whether your loved one had a will (testate) or not (intestate), we have the experience to handle your situation effectively. We will quickly and accurately inventory assets, discharge debts and distribute the estate in accordance with their wishes. We can also provide administration of trusts and guardianships, as well as representation in will contest litigation.
The probate process can be complicated, and it must be followed precisely to avoid snags. Some of the steps in the process include:
- Filing a petition with the probate court
- Providing notice to heirs
- Appointing an executor or administrator for the estate
- Inventory and appraisal of estate assets
- Payment of estate debts to creditors
- Sale of estate assets
- Payment of taxes applicable to the estate
- Final distribution of assets to respective heirs
The length of time that the probate process takes depends on a wide range of factors, including the amount and types of debts and assets, and whether any disputes arise during the administration of the estate.
Discuss Your Situation at an Initial Consultation
Contact us at Eckberg Lammers to learn more about probate and estate administration in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Either send us an e-mail or call our office toll free at 651-967-7344 or 715-338-3742 to make an appointment.