Minnesota Wills Information from the Maki Law Firm

The Maki Law Firm’s effective Minnesota Estate Planning will help you create a well-thought-out Minnesota Last Will & Testament to ensure you at least have basic assets protections in place.

No one in Minnesota is required to have a Will. However, if you choose not to have one, you run the risk of the government taking control of all your assets after your passing.

And as we all know, the government is more cost-efficient and better equipped to make decisions regarding your assets and wishes than you are, right? Of course not!

So at a minimum, every Minnesotan should have a Will as part of their overall Estate Plan. If for nothing more, to at least name someone of your choosing to make sure your final bills are paid and your assets go to who/where you want. If you don't specify who you want the State will choose someone for you - and it may not be someone who would have met your approval.

After all, Estate Planning can be described as getting your assets to whom you want, when you want, the way you want, with the least amount of taxes, legal fees and hassle as possible - and a Last Will & Testament is a necessary component to meet those ends.

Check out this helpful information about Minnesota Wills:
Do I need an Estate Plan in MinnesotaDo I need an Estate Plan?

Do I need an Estate Plan? A question everyone should ask themselves. Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney Scott Maki explains why every Minnesotan should have at least SOME kind of Estate Plan.

3 Reasons a Last Will and Testament is obsolete for Minnesota Estate PlanningTop 3 Reasons a Will is Obsolete as a Sole Method of Estate Planning in 2020!

A Will is a basic necessity of any Estate Plan. But there are many scenarios today that a Will ALONE simply cannot address

Wills vs Trusts - Top 14 Trust Benefits in MN Estate PlanningTop 14 Benefits of Trusts You NEED to Know in 2020!

Why use a Trust when a is Will so much cheaper? A Will IS a basic, and necessary, part of any Estate Plan, but they're no match for the power of Trusts. These 14 Top Benefits of Trusts explain why.

What is a Power of Attorney? And more top questions answered by MN Attorney Scott MakiWhat is a Power of Attorney?

25+ Top questions answered like 'What kinds of POAs are there?', 'How do I make or revoke a Power of Attorney?', 'What can my POA be used for?', and more!

Have you been named Estate Executor and need some help?

1) Check out this great book from Nolo - the leader in Legal Self-Help books:

The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust

Find Help and Checklists on:

  • preparing for the job of executor or trustee
  • claiming life insurance, Social Security, and other benefits
  • making sense of a will (and what to do if there is no will)
  • how to determine whether probate is necessary
  • probate court proceedings
  • dealing with family members
  • handling simple trusts
  • filing taxes
  • working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants, and other experts
  • and more...

2) Download these FREE Minnesota Estate Administration Checklists:

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