Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll, PLLC - Attorneys
Prior Lake Attorneys

Probate

Probate Proceedings

Minnesota Probate Attorneys

The loss of a loved one can be stressful and overwhelming.  The probate process can oftentimes intensify and complicate those feelings.  The legal team at Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll gives personal representatives and beneficiaries peace of mind and help minimize the stress of probate. Our attorneys provide dedicated representation for personal representatives and beneficiaries from the commencement of the proceeding through the closing of the estate.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Our law firm can help with:

  • interpreting the Last Will

  • identifying and recovering estate assets

  • identifying beneficiaries

  • attending all court appearances and filing necessary court documents

  • identifying required tax filings

  • inventorying all assets (including valuing assets)

  • settling debts and obligations

  • re-titling assets

When is Probate Necessary?

Probate is a court process that oversees the administration of a deceased person’s estate.  Probate is only required for decedents who owned real estate in his or her name alone at the time of death, or if the decedent had more than $75,000 in personal property (i.e. cash, bank accounts, business interests).  A will serves as a guide to the probate court as to how to administer the estate and who will be in charge of the administration.  A will does not avoid probate.

What if the Deceased Person had no Real Estate or had less than $75,000 in Assets?

Minnesota law allows for collection of personal property by affidavit in the event the deceased person did not have real property titled in his or her name alone and the monetary value of the personal property is less than $75,000.  Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll can help families and beneficiaries collect assets, speak to creditors, and facilitate distributions without going to court.  

Contact an Attorney for Legal Help in any Probate Proceedings

If you had a loved one who recently passed away, and do not know how to move forward, contact our law firm for guidance and to make the determination on whether or not you need to commence a probate proceeding. Our office also has many referrals and resources that are helpful in administering an estate including accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, and others if necessary.