Probate/Trust Administration


Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time.  You might not know where to begin or what to do. The process can be very time-consuming and emotional.

The experienced and knowledgeable Minnesota attorneys at the Yanowitz Law Firm are here to ease the burden.  For more than two decades, our Rochester lawyers have helped countless families who have recently lost a loved one.  We can assist you through each and every step of the estate settlement process, including probate.

A court proceeding called “probate” may be necessary if a person passes away with a will.  Under probate a court ensures that debts are paid and property is distributed to the correct individuals.  If a person does not have a will, then a probate court proceeding may still be necessary, and property under this court procedure passes according to default laws called “intestate succession.”  If a deceased person has property titled correctly in a revocable trust, then assets must be collected.  In nearly all estate administrations, final tax returns must be filed.

We know how to navigate the complicated rules behind probate and estate administration.  Our compassionate professionals will give you tranquility by plainly explaining the process.  Moreover, we will do everything we can to make the estate or trust administration procedure to go smooth.  We can also save our clients money by providing advice on ways to reduce estate and income taxes.

In a time of grief and turmoil, you can trust the lawyers at Yanowitz Law Firm to alleviate stress by providing you straightforward advice and efficiently guiding you through the complex web of rules in probate, estate administration and tax.