Our Services Include
- Probate Administration
- Power of Attorney
- Health Care Directives
- Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs)
Estate Planning That Works for You
Estate planning is one of the most important things that you can do to protect and care for yourself and your family. Estate plans help ensure that your wishes are met even if you become incapacitated or pass away. A complete estate plan can appoint a guardian to care for minor children, ensure that your loved ones are provided for, and reduce taxes and other costs associated with inheritances and probates. It can even govern your healthcare and finances if you become injured or incapacitated during life. Whether you need a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directive, or other instrument, you can trust the knowledgeable attorneys at Zlimen & McGuiness to help you create an estate plan custom tailored to your needs and wishes.
Trusted Advisors for Probate Administration
When a friend or loved one passes on, a probate is often necessary to resolve that person's affairs. The probate process can be intimidating for many people, particularly if there are estate creditors or real estate to deal with. Having an advisor you can trust can take the confusion and frustration out of the probate process.
The probate process begins by having the probate court or probate registrar appoint an individual, known as a Personal Representative, to administer the estate, which can often be done without a hearing. Once the Personal Representative is appointed, they can collect the deceased person's assets, pay or settle any debts the person may have had, then distribute the remaining assets in accordance with the person's Will or, if there is no Will, the state's intestacy laws. Our attorneys are experienced with probate law and administration and can help ensure that estates are administered as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible.
At Zlimen & McGuiness, we take a fresh approach to estate plans and probate administration that begins with truly listening to each client's concerns, not just giving one-size-fits-all advice. Whether you need a Will that takes into account your family's unique needs or an attorney who can help ensure that a loved one's wishes are honored after they're gone, we look forward to earning your trust and providing the best possible outcome for you.
Our latest innovation is our new on-line Will intake system. If you're a Minnesota resident, have total assets worth less than $1 million, and just want a "simple Will," our on-line system might be perfect for you. It makes creating a simple Will quick, easy , and affordable at $200.00 per Will. You can find our online system at www.mnsimplewill.com.