Guiding Clients Through Probate
When a loved one dies, families are overcome by a flurry of emotions. There are many matters to attend to, some of which can be
difficult. Many people wonder, "After the funeral, what do we do next?"
Most people have heard the word "probate" but are only vaguely aware of what it is. They wonder, "Do we need a probate?" Sometimes they do, sometimes
they don't. So, how do they know?
We help families answer this question. There is one key word that determines whether the family needs to open a
probate and that one word is "title." Title describes who owns property during life and who owns it after death. If the deceased family
member's assets are titled in certain ways, no probate is needed. We can help the family determine if a probate is necessary.
As for the process, probate involved four main steps:
- locating & collecting a deceased person's assets
- notifying creditors
- paying valid debts and taxes and
- distributing assets
It may sound simple but there are many legal requirements. In addition, there are strict time limits for
Contact us and let us help you navigate the probate process.
Press Law Office, PLLC
Park Place East
5775 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact Attorney Steven M. Press at
612.338.8927 or 952.525.2297
Contact Attorney Jody A. Cohen Press at 952.525.2298
We represent individuals, married couples, domestic partners and small business owners
throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.