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Probate and Estate Litigation Blog

June 2015 Archives

Helping trustees navigate rocky legal waters

A recent post on this blog discussed the responsibilities that a resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota, would have were he or she to agree to be a trustee of a Minnesota trust. As a person reading this post could conclude, trust administration involves many detailed tasks that can take a lot of time and effort.

What is a holographic will and are they legal in Minnesota?

Even Minnesota residents who have heard of a holographic will may not know exactly what this kind of document is. A holographic will is actually a will written in the handwriting of the person making the will, known as the testator, and then signed and dated by the testator.

What are the responsibilities of a Minnesota trustee?

A trustee in Minnesota has several important responsibilities that he or she must perform properly if he or she chooses to take on the management of a trust. Some residents of Saint Paul who have to deal with a trust personally may wonder exactly what these responsibilities are.

Will of former big city mayor's mom in dispute

Before any of this blog's Minnesota readers get the impression that probate litigation only happens when there is a lot of money at stake, they should be aware of the unfolding story of the probate fight involving the will of the mother of a big city mayor. The mayor and his seven siblings are currently wrangling over the details of their late mother's estate.

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