Minneapolis Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate Planning And Probate Services For The Twin Cities Metro Area

Planning your estate can be a wonderful gift for your family and for you. You can be sure that your assets are protected and that they will be distributed according to your wishes. Additionally, a well-thought-out estate plan will include health care directives and powers of attorney that voice your decisions in the event you become disabled and are unable to communicate them for yourself.

Let Dove Fretland, PLLP, help you protect what is important to you and your family's future. From our offices in St. Louis Park, our Minneapolis estate planning attorneys represent clients throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metro area. Call us at 952-479-4376 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You may also use our convenient email contact form to describe your circumstances. We will reply as quickly as possible to arrange an initial case evaluation. We cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

Senior partner Paul Dove has been listed in Who's Who in America. Senior partners Laura Fretland have each received recognition as Minnesota Super Lawyers in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. In addition, a number of our attorneys have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating.

We Offer A Broad Range Of Estate Preservation And Tax Planning Services

Dove Fretland has experience in a broad range of additional estate planning areas, including:

  • Trusts: For protection of assets and to make property transfers simpler and less public
  • Living wills, advance health care directives: To ensure that one's family understands the wishes of a loved one in the event he or she can no longer express them
  • Power of attorney: To enable others to act on one's behalf in making medical decisions and managing finances
  • Probate: To assist with wills, guardianships for disabled adults and minors, and other matters that are handled in probate court
  • Decedent's estate: To help settle the estate of a loved one who has died
  • Ancillary estate administration: Assistance with probate matters for people who have died out of state but hold property under Minnesota title
  • Guardianship: To assist in petitioning for guardianship when a loved one is no longer capable of self-care

Why You Need A Will — Even If You Plan To Leave It All To Your Spouse And Kids

Without a valid, updated will, your surviving spouse and family members may have to resolve issues regarding contested property and assets. This is especially the case when children from previous marriages or stepchildren are involved. While the probate courts will probably transfer all property to your spouse or children, there are no guarantees and contested will litigation can be extremely emotional and expensive.

Whether one has a new family or is enjoying golden years, we can help to draw up a will that meets individual needs and ensures that one's plan for the family's future is carried out. For parents with young children, we assist in creating a will that designates caregivers and to design a plan to ensure that the children's needs are met — also in the case where a child has special needs.

Our firm can assist in preparation of a living will to ensure that end-of-life wishes are carried out. We can establish a power of attorney so a trusted loved one can make medical and financial decisions if needed.

Estate Planning · Power Of Attorney · Living Trusts · Probate Services

Call us at 952-479-4376 or contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and we can make evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement. We offer ample free parking at our office building in St. Louis Park.

Our firm is recognized for integrity, including ethical representation, competitive hourly rate options and responsible billing policies. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.