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When Is Probate Required?

Probate is the legal process of identifying the assets of someone who is recently deceased and distributing the remaining property.  Assets are distributed according to the deceased person’s wishes, as laid out in a Will, or in the absence of a Will, according to Minnesota law.  Minnesota law gives property to the closest relatives to [...]

2016-10-27T15:03:01-05:00Elder Law, Family Law, Probate Law|

Protecting the Elderly

Minnesota law seeks to protect the elderly against abuse.  Minnesota has several laws, both civil and criminal, with the goal of protecting the elderly from abuse.  Minnesota also mandates that certain people must report abuse when they witness it to the proper authorities, such as the police.  For example, social workers and clergy members are [...]

2016-10-27T15:03:02-05:00Elder Law|