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Is your family involved in a trust dispute?

A family trust is put in place to protect a family's assets and pass along these resources to future generations. But, occasionally these trusts run into family disputes in Minnesota. Trust disputes can be stressful for families and can lead to families suffering long-term consequences.

What are things that can be disputed in a trust?

Many Minnesota residents know how complicated estate matters can get. Not all families have estate plans that are fool proof, and often estate disputes emerge that were not expected. Many times, a person or a group of people will find fault with an aspect of a person's estate plan after they die. A trust dispute is one common occurrence.

Estate of Bobby Vee in dispute

Minnesota is home to many interesting celebrities and is known for its great musical talent. One of those musical talents, Bobby Vee, died this past October. It was recently learned that his children are now battling over his estate. Trust administration is important in making sure an estate is handled as the owner intends, which is why it is at the heart of this case.

Understanding probate mediation and its benefits

When a loved one passes away, the property and assets left behind are distributed per the directions in the will or living trust. If the instructions were listed in the former or if no such document exists, the estate may be subject to probate court. This type of court oversees the appointment of administrators as well as the eventual distribution of the estate, and litigation can land you in court, too. Probate mediation offers an alternative that may be beneficial to you and your family.

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