Wayzata Wills And Trusts Attorneys

At the time of your death, it is your family who will need to deal with both the emotional stresses of losing a loved one and legal issues involved in settling the estate. Having a good estate plan in place minimizes the emotional strain, tax burdens and challenges involved for your family. A good estate plan makes the process of administering the estate much easier for your family and decreases the likelihood of family conflict.

At Nordaune & Friesen, we can help you with all your estate planning needs — from drafting a will to disability planning. Our firm offers comprehensive legal counsel for those planning to create a will, trust, health care directive or power of attorney, and works with you to meet your individual goals — such as minimizing estate taxes and avoiding probate.

An estate plan protects the interests of your loved ones and helps to eliminate conflict and challenges that might arise when there is no valid will or good estate plan in place. At Nordaune & Friesen, we can help you establish a comprehensive estate plan that includes a will, trust, designation of heirs to your estate and powers of attorney that appoint agents to make health care and financial decisions for you in the event of disability.

Estate And Disability Planning

There are many different aspects to developing a comprehensive estate plan, all of which depend on the specific needs of each individual. At Nordaune & Friesen, we help clients in disability planning and estate planning issues that involve:

  • Drafting wills and trusts that are personalized to meet your needs
  • Disability planning using health care directives and powers of attorney
  • Meeting specific goals such as minimizing taxes and avoiding probate
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Special needs planning
  • Estate planning for unmarried couples, both same-sex and heterosexual couples

Protecting Your Assets

We have experience working with a broad range of clientele, including business owners and individuals with high net worth. We keep current with estate and tax laws in Minnesota and know the strategies that are often the most effective for minimizing estate taxes and protecting your assets.

Our Estate Planning Lawyer

Betty Friesen handles most of our estate matters and has been practicing law for 30 years. She is dedicated to the needs of clients and provides legal guidance in a professional, yet friendly and compassionate manner. She has the ability to listen to clients and ask the right questions in order to develop an effective strategy that is right for the client's situation.

Serving The West Metro, Including Minnetonka — Lawyers For Special Needs Trusts

Please contact our wills and trusts lawyers in Wayzata to schedule an initial consultation. We can be reached by phone at 952-236-4911 or you can contact us online. Consultations can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. We handle cases throughout the west metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul.