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York Law Firm - Cottage Grove MN

Estate Planning Basics
Without an estate plan, your assets (land, stocks, bank accounts, cars, etc) assets are distributed according to Minnesota “intestacy” law.  In other words, the state decides who should receive the assets you worked so hard to acquire. 


Estate planning allows you to make the decisions to protect your own interests, and those of your loved ones. Estate planning is the process of making decisions regarding your future and documenting those decisions in a legally binding way. Depending on your unique situation and needs, your plan may include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Need an estate plan? Contact us today for a consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To schedule a consultation with an estate planning 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. 

Estate Planning Attorney in Cottage Grove

Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank
Many people think that estate planning is just for the wealthy or for seniors. Others believe that they do not have enough assets or are not old enough to need an estate plan.

Everyone’s needs are different.  A young family may be mostly concerned about protecting their children.  An older couple may be more concerned with asset protection and leaving a legacy. Over time, your needs and interests change.

The estate planning lawyers at York Law Firm take the time to get to know you, your situation, and your goals so that they can create a plan that is tailored to your specific needs and desires

Onsite appointments available for assisted living and retirement community residents

Planning Your Estate
York Law Firm estate lawyers listen to your concerns and tailor a plan to your situation, addressing your needs. There is no “one size fits all” estate plan and our lawyers do not take a “one size fits all” approach to preparing a plan for you. 


Your estate plan will reflect your unique values and concerns, including:

  • Provide direction to your loved ones in the event you become incapacitated.
  • Distribute your assets to your intended beneficiaries.
  • Minimize the probate court’s involvement and associated fees.

When you're done, you'll understand how your documents work and what you need to do to keep them current during your lifetime

Cottage Grove MN Estate Planning

Nobody can predict the future. That’s why making a plan now is so important. If the unthinkable happened, would your loved ones know what to do?

 York Law Firm provides comprehensive estate planning services. We help our clients:

  • Minimize probate, court costs, and unnecessary legal fees.
  • Control how their assets and property are distributed.
  • Provide instructions for their care if they become unable to make their own decisions.
  • Designate a guardian and trustee for their minor children or disabled adult children.