The Importance Of Wills And Trusts

Wills and trusts are necessary parts of a good estate plan. Creating a will, whether or not it is combined with a trust, can help your family avoid probate disputes. If you want to learn more about how wills or trusts can fit into your estate plan, the Kurzman Grant Law Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, can help you understand your options at no charge.

Wills and trusts are flexible estate planning tools that allow you full control over how your assets will be distributed. Having an attorney draft or review your will is an inexpensive way of ensuring that your family's future is secure. When probating do-it-yourself documents, we have found that they are often flawed, which creates problems and costs in the probate process. Our experience and knowledge can ensure that your estate planning documents are comprehensive and legally sound and that they accurately reflect your wishes.

Wills For Every Need

There are many different types of wills, and our firm will help you to choose the right one for your needs. We provide experienced and educated counsel, regardless of whether a standard and straightforward will can cover your needs or if your requirements are more complex.

While everyone can benefit from a properly drafted will, in some special situations they are even more useful. These situations may include significant others and partners who will be left "high and dry" without a will, or divorce situations where you might not want your soon-to-be-ex-spouse to inherit your estate, which could very well happen without a will.

I'm so happy I have you for an attorney. We have a good rapport. You're very thorough, very encouraging.

— T. M., January 2016

Trusts To Protect Your Assets

Besides a will, which specifies how you would like your estate to be distributed, you may also benefit from a stand-alone trust or a trust embedded in a will, depending on your current assets and future plans. In addition to the popular revocable living trust, we draft testamentary trusts and minor's trusts, or trusts which allocate funds to young people over time or for certain purposes, such as education and housing. You can use a trust to attach "strings" or conditions to the distribution of funds to the people you designate as beneficiaries.

Take The First Step — Contact Us For Estate Planning Advice

Our firm is here to help make the process of planning your estate as quick and simple as possible. Make the first step in your estate planning journey by scheduling an appointment at our office today — call 612-254-7162 or send us a message online to discuss your options with an experienced lawyer and decide on the right path for your needs today.