Is it true that probate proceedings are public and expensive and should be avoided?

Probating a will in the State of Minnesota is public and anyone can review it.  The cost of probating a will varies depending on the size and character of your estate and the nature of any disputes that may arise.  Generally, probate costs do not exceed three percent of your total assets.

In some cases, with careful advance planning probate is either partially or completely avoidable.  Our attorneys can discuss all of the options available to you and help you implement the plan you decide is best for you and your family. 

Contact Smith Paulson O’Donnell & Erickson, PLC today.