Saint Paul Estate Lawyer, Minnesota


John C. Gunderson Lawyer

John C. Gunderson

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Mediation

John Gunderson has over twenty-five years of experience in a broad range of civil litigation, including personal injury defense, mechanics liens and c... (more)

Randall W Sayers Lawyer

Randall W Sayers

VERIFIED
Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Trusts

"I’m a teacher at heart. I love helping clients understand issues and find solutions that work best for them.” -Randall W. Sayers Clients with ... (more)

Paul Day Funke Lawyer

Paul Day Funke

VERIFIED
Estate

Hansen Dordell associate Paul D. Funke has been working on trust and estate, and other legal issues for several years. He owned and managed a boutique... (more)

Gregory Duane Dittrich Lawyer

Gregory Duane Dittrich

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Support, Child Custody, Estate Planning, Trusts

Gregory Dittrich is an accomplished veteran attorney who enjoys being very active in his community. His practice emphasizes alternative dispute resolu... (more)

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Terry L Mitchell Lawyer

Terry L Mitchell

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning

Terry has have been providing estate planning and probate, guardianship, conservatorship and related litigation services for his clients for over 30 y... (more)

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800-765-9810

Jay A. Joyner Lawyer

Jay A. Joyner

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Estate, Wills & Probate

I've been practicing estate planning and business law for over 40 years and I've found that our clients truly appreciate the time, effort and experie... (more)

L. David Henningson Lawyer

L. David Henningson

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate

David is the founding shareholder of the law firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Helping clients achieve objectives... (more)

Joseph Adam Field Lawyer

Joseph Adam Field

VERIFIED
Estate, Wills & Probate
28 years experience, WealthCounsel Member, will travel to client when needed

At Field Law, P.A., attorney Joseph Field offers experienced estate planning advice accumulated over 27 years of helping individuals establish sound, ... (more)

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800-940-6450

Michael Dennis O'Neill

Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute
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Raebern B. Hitchcock

Real Estate, Litigation, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
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LEGAL TERMS

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

POWER OF APPOINTMENT

The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust o... (more...)
The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust only according to the terms of the trust, but a trustee with a power of appointment can choose the beneficiaries, sometimes from a list of candidates specified by the grantor. For example, Karin creates a trust with power of appointment to benefit either the local art museum, symphony, library or park, depending on the trustee's assessment of need.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.