Minnesota Estate Planning Lawyer Helps Protect Family Assets

Prior Lake firm drafts documents to preserve and transfer property

Preserving your assets and planning for their eventual distribution requires knowledgeable assistance. At Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC in Prior Lake, we work with clients to establish effective estate plans that help clients protect and direct their wealth. In the South Metro Minneapolis-St. Paul area, we help individuals, families and business owners meet the future needs of their loved ones. Jodi See has assisted Minnesota clients for more than 30 years and will deliver useful advice whether your estate planning needs are simple or highly complex. Our firm advises you on the benefits of various legal instruments, including wills, trusts, guardianship documents, living wills or healthcare directives, and powers of attorney. We take the time to get to know you so that we can implement a strategy that fulfills your wishes.

Knowledgeable Scott County attorney prepares authoritative wills

Everyone should have a will to distribute property upon their death. Our firm can advise you on each aspect of drafting a will, including:

  • Legal requirements — We make sure that your instructions are clearly stated and that the document is properly witnessed and completed.
  • Executor — You can appoint a friend or relative as your personal representative to carry out the directions you leave.
  • Review and revision — Your will should be revised when there are changes in your life and finances that affect its terms. We review documents to make sure they are accurate and up to date.

If you have been putting off preparing a will, you should understand the implications of your inaction. It could cost your family time, money and additional grief if you die without providing them some guidance or legal standing in your estate. We can determine the best way to achieve your objectives and offer you the peace of mind that comes with getting your affairs in order.

Experienced advocate guides clients through the probate process

After someone dies, our firm helps estate representatives and potential heirs enforce the decedent’s wishes. We gather the person’s property, bring it into the estate, and handle all of the legal and financial obligations. Once all of the assets are accumulated, we work to resolve any lingering claims and distribute each item efficiently.

Legal counselor drafts power of attorney arrangements

If you become incapacitated due to illness or injury, your loved ones could be forced into difficult choices about your medical treatment and financial affairs. Our firm drafts durable and medical power of attorney documents so that you can appoint a trusted person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf. We can create living wills and medical directives that explicitly state the type of treatment you want in the event you can’t communicate your wishes.

Attorney establishes guardianships and conservatorships under state law

Minnesota law offers two types of arrangements to address the needs of people who require supervision in making legal and financial decisions. Guardianship enables someone to exercise legal authority for a minor child or an adult who is not capable of acting in their own best interests. In conservatorship, a ward’s financial affairs are managed by a conservator. If you are the parent of a minor or have responsibility for an adult who needs this type of assistance, our firm can take the necessary steps to make sure the people you care for are protected now and in the future.

Contact a Minnesota estate planning lawyer for a consultation

Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC assists Minneapolis-St. Paul and South Metropolitan region clients with all types of estate planning matters. Please call 952-777-2980 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Prior Lake office.