After a loved one passes, the process of probate will begin. This is the legal process where the will of the deceased is administered. Both North Dakota and Minnesota have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (UPC). This process was created to make the probate process simpler and to give executors more flexibility.
The probate process consists of many small steps. To ensure proper administration of your loved one’s estate, it is vital that all steps are followed correctly.
Step 1: Open the Estate
Step 2: Administering the Estate
Step 3: Closing the Estate
Keep in mind that although both Minnesota and North Dakota have adopted the UPC, each state may have a few differences. If you are unclear of the process, or feel there may be problems with the beneficiaries or creditors, hiring a probate attorney will ensure a smoother process. Most families feel more comfortable with hiring a trusted attorney.
Losing a loved one and taking on the additional stress of probate is difficult for all who are involved. The attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss are experienced in the subject of probate and will be able to assist and guide you through the process. Contact one of our experienced lawyers today to talk about your case.
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