Edited by Susan J. Link
The 5th Edition of the Minnesota Estate Administration Deskbook puts all of the latest and best information on estate administration in Minnesota in one place. With the invaluable help of Editor Susan J. Link and our outstanding roster of expert paralegals and attorneys, we have raised the standard for Minnesota’s premier probate and estate practice manual – more practice tips, more forms, more convenience! The Deskbook also comes with an eFormbook that includes more than 260 downloadable and editable probate forms.
The 2021 Update to the Minnesota Estate Administration Deskbook brings your Minnesota Estate Administration Deskbook up to date. The Update includes significant revisions to the tax chapter and a fully updated Table of Authorities.
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Introduction; Minnesota Statutes; Glossary of Terms; Engagement Letters; Fees of Attorney for Personal Representative; Death Certificates; The Personal Representative; Jurisdiction, Venue, and Pleadings; Probate Versus Non-Probate Assets; Attorney Tasks for Non-Probate Assets; Intestate Succession; Appendix A: Checklist of Initial Questions; Appendix B: Minnesota Attorney General’s Table of Minnesota Heirship; Appendix C: Attorney-Client Agreement for Probate Administration; Appendix D: Minnesota Death Certificate Application; Appendix E: Client Intake Form; Appendix F: Wills for Deposit or Withdrawal – Fourth Judicial District
– Andrea S. Breckner
Opening an Estate, Inventory, and Disclaimers
Introduction; Choosing Formal or Informal Proceedings; Informal or Formal Proceedings; Informal Commencement – Minn. Stat. §§ 524.3-301-524.3-311; Formal Administration – Minn. Stat. §§ 524.3-401-524.3-505; The Personal Representative; The Initial Documentation; “eFiling” with the Court; Inventory and Record-Keeping; Distribution of Assets; Non-Ademption; Interim Orders; Disclaimers; Minor Heirs and Devisees; Conclusion; Appendix A: Foreign Consul List; Appendix B: Certificate of Representation; Appendix C: Sample Forms
– Susan J. Link & Cynthia R. Costello
Introduction; Definition of “Claims” – Minn. Stat. § 524.1-201(8); Assets Subject to Claims; Procedural Issues
– William R. Asp
Introduction; Powers of a Personal Representative with Respect to Interests in Real Estate; Management of Real Estate; Sale of Real Estate; Distribution of Interests in Real Estate; Special Situations for Real Estate; Environmental Issues for the Fiduciary
– Christopher B. Hunt
Final Individual Income Tax Return; Fiduciary Income Tax Preliminaries; Fiduciary Income Tax Calculation; Estate Tax Returns; The Minnesota Estate Tax Return; Portability; I.R.C. § 6166 Deferral; I.R.C. § 303 Redemption; Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax; Assessment and Discharge; Resources; Conclusion
– Michael P. Sampson & Robert E. Lynn
Introduction; Litigation Basics Applicable to Probate Disputes; Disputes Concerning the Construction of a Testamentary Instrument; Disputes Concerning the Validity of a Testamentary Instrument; Disputes Involving Surviving Spouse’s Right to an Elective Share; Resolving Contested Matters Through Settlement; Litigation By and Against a Personal Representative; Alternative Dispute Resolution in Contested Matters; Forms
– Katherine A. Charipar & Emily A. Unger
Closing and Distribution
Introduction; General Considerations; The Final Account; Informal Closing Procedures; Procedures in Formal Closings; Distribution of Assets; Distributions to Persons Under Disability, to Trustees, and to Devisees Refusing to Accept the Distribution or Unknown Devisees; Discharge of Personal Representative; Correction of Errors; Appendix A: Sample Forms
– Alison J. Midden
Introduction; Collection of Personal Property by Affidavit; Special Administration; Summary Proceedings; Subsequent Administration; Determination of Descent; Appendix A: Notice of Homestead Claim
– Tina M. Johnson
Introduction; Competence; Scope of Representation; Diligence and Communication; Attorney’s Fees; Conflicts of Interest; The Attorney as Witness; Dealing with the Court; Dealing with Unrepresented Persons; Compliance with Rules for Tax Practitioners
– Julian Zebot & Diana L. Marianetti
Introduction; Domiciliary Personal Representative Acting Without Local Qualification; Foreign Personal Representative Bringing Civil Actions in Minnesota; Qualification by Domiciliary Representative as a Foreign Personal Representative in Minnesota; Local Administration in Minnesota of the Estate of a Nonresident Decedent; Tax Aspects of Ancillary Administration; Jurisdiction Over Ancillary and Foreign Personal Representatives; Effect of Adjudication; Index of Forms
– James R. Thomson
Review of Recommended Orders, Post-Trial Motions, and Appeals in Estate Litigation
Introduction; Review of a Referee’s Recommended Order; Post-Trial Motions to Amend and for a New Trial; Appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals; Appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court; Conclusion
– Julian C. Zebot & Diana L. Marianetti
Table of Authorities
Minnesota CLE’s Automated Document Systems
099 SERIES: General Forms
100 SERIES: Informal Probate
200 SERIES: Formal Probate
300 SERIES: Interim and Partial Distribution Forms
400 SERIES: Special Administration and Personal Representative
500 SERIES: Claims and Elections
600 SERIES: Inventory and Closing
700 SERIES: Real Estate Deeds
800 SERIES: Summary Procedure
900 SERIES: Ancillary Proceeding
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