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York Law Firm - Cottage Grove MN

What is Estate Administration and Probate?
Estate administration is the process by which a deceased person's assets are gathered, maintained, and distributed among creditors, heirs, and beneficiaries according to the person's will and the laws of Minnesota.

When an individual dies, some of the person's assets may transfer to another person automatically and without the Probate Court’s oversight.  These include:  trust property, joint and survivorship property, payable on death accounts, transfer on death property, and beneficiaries named under life insurance and retirement benefits. 

Assets that do not transfer automatically must have court oversight, unless the estate is small and can be relieved from administration.  A York Law Firm attorney can assist the estate’s executor or administrator in making the probate process move quickly and efficiently, and reduce the stress that the loved ones already feel. 

Cottage Grove MN Probate Attorney

A Personal Approach in Your Time of Need
At York Law Firm we remain at your side throughout the entire probate process.


To schedule a consultation with a probate lawyer, please fill out our contact form or call us at (651) 337-6767. Our attorneys can make themselves available for evening and weekend appointments. 

Need help with a probate matter? Contact us today for a consultation.

Estate Administration Attorney in Cottage Grove

After the death of a loved one, dealing with the court system is probably the furthest thing from your mind. When you work with an experienced estate administration and probate attorney, you can hand over the complex legal details to a professional, so you can focus on your family during this difficult time.


At York Law Firm, we provide a full range of probate services to assist clients with the responsibilities of administering an estate following the death of a loved one.

Estate Administration and Probate

Onsite appointments available for assisted living and retirement community residents

Guiding the Probate Process
York Law Firm provides a full range of probate services designed to assist clients with the complicated and numerous responsibilities of administering an estate following the death of a loved one.


Although the probate process may sound simple, it is often complex.This process may include some or all of the following:

  • Filing the will with the court
  • Identifying and locating heirs and beneficiaries
  • Preparing an inventory and appraisement of estate assets
  • Paying debts and collecting money owed to the estate
  • Distributing property to heirs and beneficiaries