Thinking about the future can feel daunting. At Fremstad Law, we understand the emotion and fear that can be involved and to help you pave a clear path for yourself and your family, we offer a full spectrum of estate planning services. These include working with you to plan for your estate (i.e. your assets, property, etc.) while you are living, if you become incapacitated, and after your death. We use our good judgment to answer all of your questions and fully explain the costs and benefits of all available planning tools, which may involve transferring, buying, selling, or otherwise managing your assets while you are living, who can make decisions for you if you are incapacitated, and how your assets will be managed and/or distributed upon your death. We take the time to listen to and work with you so you can be confident that you are making fully informed decisions. Our experience has taught us that planning now (while you are still able to) can significantly minimize and often eliminate hassle, conflict, and cost in the future. Some initial questions to consider when thinking about planning your estate are:
The death of a family member or a loved one is often unimaginable and besides the wealth of emotion, it comes with many questions and uncertainty as to what to do next. Fremstad Law is committed to helping to answer those questions and clarifying the uncertainty by assisting you with the probate of your loved one’s estate. Probate is the process of using the court to distribute the assets, property, etc., pay the last debts, and wrap up the affairs of a deceased person’s estate. The person responsible for these tasks is referred to as the Personal Representative (previously called the Executor). We form a close team with you as the Personal Representative and walk you step-by-step through the process of distributing assets, paying last debts, and wrapping up the affairs of the deceased person. Depending on the types of assets the deceased owned, the value of assets owned, and how the assets were owned, probate may not be necessary. Some basic considerations include:
Do my spouse and I each need a Will?
Does having a Will avoid probate?
Who is responsible for administering or handling my estate after my death?
What is a trust?
Do I need a trust?
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