Using Affidavits of Collection for Small Estates

Probates in Minnesota

By Bryan Zlimen

When is a probate necessary in Minnesota? Whether or not a probate is necessary in Minnesota depends on the type and value of assets a person owns at the time of his or her death. If the assets owned by that person alone total more than $75,000 in net value or include real estate, then…

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What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

By Bryan Zlimen

Intestate Succession in Minnesota When a person dies without a valid Will, they are said to have died “intestate.” Because there is no Will to indicate what the deceased person’s intentions were, the estate will be administered according to Minnesota’s intestacy laws. Who Will Care for My Minor Children? Generally, the surviving parent will have…

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Using Affidavits of Collection for Small Estates

By Bryan Zlimen

Using Affidavits of Collection for Small Estates Ordinarily, property belonging that is owned by a deceased person, but is in the possession of a third party (e.g. funds kept in a bank account) must be collected by a Personal Representative who has been appointed through the probate process.  In some cases, however, assets may be…

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