Protecting Your Estate With Wills And Trusts

In Minnesota, we value family. We also value family legacies. And whether that legacy is carried on in the family business or the family farm, we want to ensure that our values, prized possessions and family wealth are passed on from one generation to the next.

At Coodin & Overson, PLLP, in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, our attorneys represent families throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We recognize that each family is different. One family may have sizeable acreage with valuable land that they want to parcel out to heirs. Another family may have a lake home they want to keep in the family. Even if you have neither, it does not mean that you cannot benefit from our estate planning services. We are happy to talk with you about the unique circumstances regarding your property, finances, assets and family and how you would like your holdings passed on after you die. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Creating A Comprehensive Estate Plan

Our St. Paul wills and trusts attorneys can provide you a cost-effective, standard estate planning package that includes:

  • A will, which designates how you would like your property and assets to be distributed upon your death
  • A trust or trusts, with many options for having them go into effect during your lifetime or upon your death
  • Health care directives, also called living wills in Minnesota, which will designate a health care agent to act on your behalf as well as health care instructions for medical professionals
  • Naming a trusted individual to act as power of attorney regarding medical, financial and personal decisions if you become unable to do so for yourself

Many people mistakenly think that estate planning is only for the wealthy, but that couldn't be further from the truth. If you are a middle-class family, you may want to read our article "The Components and Importance of Estate Planning for Middle Class Families."

We understand that writing a will or establishing other estate planning documents can seem like a daunting task. Rather than procrastinate, you can start today by printing out and completing this worksheet.

It is important to reconsider your estate plan after an important life event. As both divorce and estate planning attorneys, we are prepared to handle the estate planning issues that can arise after your marriage has come to an end. To learn more, read our related article.

Contact Our Estate Planning Lawyers

We know that you want to pass on what you have worked so hard for to your loved ones. Let's get started on your estate plan soon. Call Coodin & Overson, PLLP, at 651-319-5180 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Located in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Coodin & Overson, PLLP, advises and represents clients throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota.