Helping You Plan For The Future

It is never too early to start thinking about estate planning. As a means to protect your assets both now and in the future, it is a vital stage of your financial planning journey. Your consideration in estate planning is something that will be appreciated by your spouse, children or other heirs because you can leave a plan for them instead of chaos. Estate planning is a very positive experience for most of our clients.

At Kurzman Grant Law Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have over four decades of experience helping individuals, couples and families plan for their future goals and estate planning is an important part of that process.

Choosing The Best Options For Your Family

People lose control over the division of property when there is no will or trust to guide the process. If you have no will, laws dictate who receives the assets you leave behind. A will is also necessary if you wish to choose an executor or personal representative for your estate or name a guardian for any minor children you leave behind. A trust is a will substitute and many people prefer to avoid probate through a revocable living trust. The trust also may avoid probates in more than one state for people who have real estate in multiple locations.

I am so glad you are handling this for me. Thank you again for your tireless work on this matter.

— M. V., August 2016

A power of attorney is a low-cost way of authorizing a person to make financial decisions for you if you are alive, but incapacitated. Without a power of attorney, your loved ones may need a conservatorship to make financial decisions for you, as well as a guardianship to make personal decisions for you if you are incapacitated. Similarly, a health care directive is a low-cost way of providing guidance to medical professionals about your care if you are incapacitated. A medical authorization (HIPAA) will authorize the people you designate to access your medical records.

Whether you have been putting off the estate planning process entirely or need to alter your plan due to a life change that you have recently experienced, we can provide quick and cost-effective help to get your estate in order. An experienced attorney can help design the right type of solution for your needs.

Minimizing Conflict Through Forward Planning

Making estate planning decisions after-the-fact may be impossible if you become suddenly incapacitated. Last-minute decisions can be expensive and often lead to family conflicts. Having a plan in place can help your family avoid these contentious situations and the stress that they place on your relationships.

Probate can be contested or uncontested, and while we aim to help you navigate the process without difficulty, our extensive litigation experience ensures that we can effectively deal with disputes that arise during probate should a relative abuse the process. With a lengthy record of success in representing our clients in contested situations, your interests will be in good hands.

Take The First Step — Contact Us Today

Our legal team can answer all of your questions regarding wills, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, powers of attorney, medical authorizations and any other aspect of estate planning. Call 612-254-7162 or contact the firm online to arrange a free initial consultation and take the next step toward securing your family's future.