Wills, Trusts and Probate

When it comes to wills and other estate planning matters, trust is essential. You want an attorney you can rely upon for their professionalism, knowledge and integrity. Our firm has been providing trusted advice and counsel for clients throughout Minnesota since 1960. By putting clients first and focusing on quality representation, we have earned an excellent reputation for our integrity and professionalism.

Some of our reputation comes from our willingness to take the necessary time to learn about our clients’ needs and tailor an estate planning solution that meets their specific goals.

For clients seeking a basic estate plan, we can draft a simple will or trust that will define their wishes for the distribution of personal assets. For clients seeking more comprehensive services, including tax avoidance, business succession planning and asset protection services, we are pleased to offer a wide range of other estate planning services. Our estate planning lawyers will advise on the best option to fit your situation.

Whether you need help with a basic will and trust or you need complex estate planning services for a large estate, the experienced estate planning attorneys at Eastlund Hutchinson can help. Our attorneys are pleased to serve clients from all walks of life who are looking to protect and preserve their assets for future generations.

Minnesota Estate Planning Lawyers
Our attorneys Heather L.L. Koering or Joseph R. Cade will handle these and other estate/probate matters:

  • Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Supplemental/Special Needs Trusts
  • Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Wills

Many people have the preconceived notion that a will is only for the middle-aged or elderly with a significant amount of assets. In fact, everyone can benefit from creating a will. Whether you have a significant estate, or you are an average family wanting to provide for your children, a will can express your wishes regarding asset distribution and care of your family after you pass away.

At Eastlund Hutchinson, we will discuss your needs and assist you in creating a will that meets your specific goals. We offer personal attention and service throughout the process to make everything go as smoothly as possible. We know you will walk out of our office feeling comfortable with your plan for the future.

Why Get a Will?
If you are younger or don’t have a lot of assets, you may wonder why having a last will and testament is necessary. Consider these questions: Who will take care of your minor children if you pass away unexpectedly? Do you have a family heirloom that you want to go to a certain beneficiary? Who should inherit your house? If you are not married, how can you ensure a significant other receives an inheritance?

All these decisions seem commonplace, but they are important to consider; and if you want to have a say in them, rather than placing the burden on your family or having a judge decide, it is necessary to have a will in place.

Living Wills/Health Care Directive
It is just as important to consider having a living will or health care directive. Living wills give clear instructions as to the amount and level of care you receive should you become incapacitated. For example, they can express your wishes regarding resuscitation if you are in a car accident. While most people do not consider having a living will until they are older or if they have a terminal illness, adults of all ages can benefit.

Contact Eastlund Hutchinson at (952) 894-6400.