Estate Planning Attorney

Mankato Estate Planning Lawyer

Young Family On Ski VacationEstate planning is an important thing that you can do for yourself and for your family. It gives peace of mind and also reduces the amount of stress that your family may feel in the event you become incapacitated or you pass away.

If you need to create a solid estate plan so that your family doesn’t have to worry about assets, probate, and other issues that can come about when you pass away, Birkholz Law, LLC can help you. You will work with a Mankato estate planning attorney who will listen closely to your needs and desires so that your family’s future is taken care of.

Estate Planning & Elder Law

Before you pass away, it is possible you could become ill and unable to make decisions on your own. Perhaps you will need to have some kind of living assistance or decisions will be made in regards to what to do if your health seriously declines. For instance, you may wish for your family to not have you resuscitated if your heartbeat would be lost while in the hospital. Resuscitation could result in you being brain dead. If there is any chance you could be in a vegetative state, you may wish to leave instructions with your family. These are called health care directives and they take a great burden off of your family’s shoulders if they are asked what needs to be done in that case. If you require assisted living, then you may have certain rules you want your family to follow to ensure the best possible quality of life for you. There are many decisions that you can make.

Estate Planning & Probate

Probate is a complicated process. The executor of your estate would have to take an inventory of all of your assets and your debts and ensure that debts are paid. The executor has many responsibilities and they can be difficult. The probate process can also take a while and even result in the selling off of assets.

One way to avoid the probate process is to place assets in a trust. Your Southern Minnesota estate planning lawyer can discuss with you the benefits of placing assets in a trust, which can save your family from the frustration of probate. Nonetheless, if your family has to deal with the probate process, Birkholz Law, LLC is here to help the executor of the estate understand it and take every step correctly.

Contact A Mankato Estate Planning Lawyer

Having a solid estate plan is one of the best things that you can do for your family. Your estate plan includes documents that tell your family what you want in case you become incapacitated or you pass away. It takes away any question of what you want in regards to who receive your assets and what is to be done with specific pieces of property and money. To create your estate plan, call Birkholz Law, LLC at the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, the St. James office at 507-375-3374, or the Westbrook office at 507-274-6501 and schedule a free consultation.