Minnesota’s Preferred Probate Lawyers

A resource for all Minnesota estate and probate administrations.

Trusted Attorneys of MN Probate Law

Our knowledge of, and experience in, estate planning, Minnesota probate law, and fiduciary service representation contribute to our strengths in handling all of your Minnesota estate needs.

The Minnesota probate process can be daunting and time-consuming without the guidance of an experienced Minnesota probate attorney. We put an immediate focus on your concerns and priorities, clearly explain the legal steps, and exercise diligence in protecting your rights. Our experience with the Minnesota probate process will help put your mind at ease, making the process clearer and easier.

Probates, Wills and Estates

Our Minnesota probate experience extends across both taxable and non-taxable estates, and includes dealing with business succession, major asset sales, troublesome heirs, and other complex issues. We prepare and review estate tax returns (Form 706) and estate income tax returns (Form 1041) as well as fiduciary accounting and estate audits.

If you have responsibilities or interests related to an estate that must go through probate, we encourage you to contact us for a productive consultation on your legal needs and options.

MN Estate Administration Representation

We can explain and efficiently handle all aspects of administering an estate, paying debts and distributing assets in compliance with Minnesota’s probate laws. Emphasizing conscientious, personal service, our legal team is dedicated to protecting and pursuing your interests, such as:

  • Assisting or Acting as an executor or administrator of a family member’s estate
  • Representing a Probate Estate
  • Representing a fiduciary such as a Trustee or Personal Representative
  • Representing an heir to a will or estate who needs to ensure a fair distribution of asset
  • Representing anyone with a valid reason to contest or defend the validity of a will or other estate documents

Probate Resources

Minnesota Attorney General

Minnesota Judicial Branch Forms

Kennedy Law accepts new partnership: now Kennedy & Ruhsam Law

Kennedy Law accepts new partnership: now Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A.,

Insights to Informal Probates

Insights to Informal Probates When a loved one has died, the grief process begins. One of the many details to be considered during the grief process includes whether an estate administration, or probate, will be needed for the Decedent. A probate is necessary when a...

A Passage into Probate Law

What is Probate Law? The term “probate” has several meanings and may be the reason why so many people are curious or possibly even unduly fearful of what a probate really is or what is involved with a probate. The experienced estate planning and probate attorneys with...

Kennedy and Ruhsam Welcomes Associate

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law is pleased to welcome Associate Attorney, Madeline M. Meyer, to our legal team. Madeline graduated with honors from Drake Law School where she also completed her Master of Business Administration. During law school, Madeline clerked for...

Updates To Minnesota Guardianship And Conservatorship Statutes

UPDATES TO MINNESOTA GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP STATUTES By: Dustin J. McIntee, Associate Attorney On May 16, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 86, S.F. 3357, which amended the Minnesota guardianship and conservatorship statutes (and other statutes) and...

Extension of the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Congress and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) created the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an incentive for small businesses to retain workers on their payroll. The PPP is an SBA loan that can be...

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Coronavirus CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides support to small businesses and individuals suffering from economic distress across the United States. The Payroll...