Minnesota CLE, in conjunction with Hot Docs©, has developed this affordable and automated document assembly system to help Minnesota attorneys tackle any trust matter, large or small. Accessed via our website, CLETrust requires no software. We maintain and update the system; meaning that the only data saved to your computer are the most important, not to mention private – your clients’ information.
CLETrust can be used by subscribers to assemble forms one-by-one, or in caches according to your needs. Our website “interviews” you to gain the data it needs, and forms appear – at the touch of a button – when the relevant questions are answered. The answers are saved to a single location – your computer. The end results are the very same time-tested Minnesota CLE forms that attorneys have used for decades, updated to include the new Minnesota Trust Code provisions and optimized for clarity, flexibility, and ease of use. CLETrust takes away the tedious parts of trust administration, saving you time and money.
Special Features of the CLETrust℠ System
Click on the form number to see a blank sample of that form.
|T-001||Notice and Order for Hearing Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0203|
|T-002||Appearance and Waiver of Rights Under Service Members Civil Relief Act|
|T-003||Waiver of Notice by Publication|
|T-004||Waiver of Notice and Hearing by Qualified Beneficiary and Trustee|
|T-005||Notice of Filing Order|
|T-006||Affidavit of Service Notice and Order for Hearing|
|T-007||Affidavit of Mailing Annual Account|
|T-009||Affidavit of [Name of Attorney] for Attorney Fees|
|T-010||Appointment of Successor Trustee and Resignation of Trustee|
|T-011||Acceptance of Appointment of Successor Individual Trustee|
|T-012||Acceptance of Appointment of Court Appointed Trustee and Oath by Individual|
|T-013||Acceptance of Appointment of Court Appointed Trustee and Oath by Corporation|
|T-016||Petition for Order Confirming Appointment of Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0205|
|T-017||Order Confirming Appointment of Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0205|
|T-020||Petition for Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem|
|T-021||Consent to Act as Guardian ad Litem and Oath|
|T-022||Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem|
|T-050||Trustee’s Annual Account|
|T-051||Individual Trustee Verification|
|T-052||Corporate Trustee Verification|
|T-053||Approval of Accounts and Release of Trustee|
|T-060||Notice of Crummey Withdrawal Rights|
|T-061||Cover Letter Termination of Trust|
|T-062||Opinion of Trust Counsel: Mortgage Deed and Trust on Trust Property|
|T-064||Receipt of Assets by Distributee and Release|
|T-065||Consent to Petition to ________ and Waiver of Notice of Time and Place for Hearing|
|T-066||Consent to Final Account and Waiver of Notice and Hearing|
|T-100||Petition for _____ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-102||Order for _____________________ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-105||Petition to Allow Account Dated _____ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-107||Order Allowing Account Dated _____ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-110||Petition to Allow Trustee’s Annual Accounts Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-112||Order Allowing Trustee’s Annual Accounts Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-113||Petition to Terminate Trust and Discharge Trustee Without Approval of Final Account|
|T-114||Order Terminating Trust and Discharging Trustee Without Approving Final Account|
|T-120||Petition to Terminate Trust, Discharge and Release Trustee, and Approve Final Account|
|T-121||Order Terminating Trust, Discharging and Releasing Trustee, and Approval of Final Account and Decree|
|T-124||Petition to Remove/Accept Resignation of Trustee, Allow Accounts Discharge of Trustee, and for Appointment of Successor Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-125||Order Removing/Accepting the Resignation of Trustee, Allowing Accounts, Discharging Trustee, and Appointing Successor Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-126||Petition to Remove/Accept The Resignation of Trustee, and for Appointment Of Successor Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-127||Order Removing/Accepting the Resignation of Trustee, and Appointing Successor Trustee Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501C.0202|
|T-200||Petition to _____ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.31|
|T-201||Notice and Order for Hearing Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.31|
|T-202||Order for _______ Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.31|
|T-210||Petition to Sell, Mortgage or Lease Real Property|
|T-211||Notice and Order for Hearing|
|T-212||Order to Sell, Mortgage or Lease Real Property|
|T-220||Petition by Owner of Interests in Real Property to Sell, Mortgage, or Lease Property Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.47|
|T-221||Consent to Sell, Mortgage or Lease Real Property Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.47|
|T-222||Notice and Order for Hearing Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.47|
|T-223||Order to Sell, Mortgage, or Lease Real Property and Appointing Receiver Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.47 & 501B.51|
|T-224||Acceptance of Appointment by Receiver|
|T-225||Report by Receiver Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.51(2)(b)|
|T-226||Notice and Order for Hearing to Confirm Agreement Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.53|
|T-227||Order Confirming the Agreement to Sell, Mortgage, or Lease Property Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.53|
|T-230||Petition to Terminate Trust and Discharge Trustee|
|T-231||Notice and Order for Hearing Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 501B.31|
|T-232||Order Terminating Trust and Discharging Trustee|
|T-234||Petition to Substitute Charitable Beneficiary/Change Purpose of Trust|
|T-235||Order to Substitute Charitable Beneficiary/Change Purpose of Trust|
|T-300||Certificate of Trust|
|T-304||Affidavit of Trustee (Inter Vivos Trust)|
|T-305||Affidavit of Trustee (Testamentary Trust)|
|T-306||Affidavit of Trustee (Business Entity Trustee)|
|T-307||Affidavit of Custodian|
|T-311||Quit Claim Deed: Individual to Trustee|
|T-312||Trustee Deed: Individual Trustees to Individual(s)|
|T-315||Deed of Sale: By Business Entity Trustee to Individuals|
|T-320||Consent of Spouse: Trustee’s Dead of Sale|
|T-400||Petition to Approve Appointment of Assets|
|T-401||Exercise of Power to Appoint Assets|
|T-404||Order Approving Appointment of Assets|
|T-405||Non-Judicial Settlement Agreement|
|T-406||Modification of Trust by Consent|
|T-407||Termination of Trust by Consent|
Access to CLETrust℠ is offered on an annual subscription basis, currently priced at $95 per year.
We believe that CLETrust℠ will revolutionize the way you handle probate. If you are not fully satisfied with our product, we will refund the price of your current subscription, no questions asked.
What are the system requirements for CLEPro or CLETrust? Will you send me a CD-ROM?
CLEPro or CLETrust requires an Internet connection and the Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome browser. It will not work with Safari. Completed forms can be edited using various word processing programs. Because CLEPro and CLETrust is accessed through our website, you will not receive any software.
If I'm assembling these documents on your website, won't my clients' private information be stored there?
No. When you build forms, our website will "interview" you to gain the information it needs. As you answer the questions, an answer file is being created. That answer file can only be saved to your computer; it will disappear completely if you do not save it. Saved answer files can be recalled at any time and used to make multiple forms. (The website will always ask whether you want to begin the assembly process using an existing answer file, and prompt you to find it on your computer.)
I can't find the answer file I saved yesterday. Where did it go?
Answer files are saved with the file extension .anx and will not be readable by programs or applications on your computer. Before you begin using CLEPro or CLETrust, we suggest creating a folder for all of your CLEPro or CLETrust information, at a location you can easily find. When our website prompts you to save answer files, be sure to save them to this location.
I know I made a mistake in an answer file, how do I fix the error?
When our website asks you whether you want to begin using a new or existing answer file, simply choose the "existing answer file" option and recall the answer file in question. You can then scroll through the interview to locate the inappropriately answered question, and fix it.
I noticed a minor error on my finished form and fixed it. Will this be reflected in the answer file?
No. In order to ensure the error doesn't reappear the next time you build a form for this client, you must correct the information in the answer file, using the process described in the answer immediately above. The ability to edit completed forms is a valuable option, but editing the answer file is the best way to use CLETrust as intended.
How can I avoid having to type in the attorney information each time I use the system? What if I work with several attorneys?
To avoid having to type in the attorney information each time you begin a new trust, simply create an answer file containing only the attorney information. To do this, begin the system just like you would with a new trust and select "Begin using a new, empty answer file." Then select from the next menu "Single Forms." We suggest you select T-001. When the program asks you for specific information simply click through without answering the questions until you reach the attorney information questions. Complete that information and continue to the final screen. Then download and save the answer file to the specific location on your hard drive where you want to keep this attorney answer file and name it appropriately, e.g. SmithAttorneyFile.anx. If you work with more than one attorney create a separate answer file for each attorney.
Now, when you go to open a new trust, after the Main Menu select "Use a HotDocs answer file from my PC" and select your attorney answer file. At the end of the form assembly process save the answer file to your client's subdirectory or to wherever you save answer files and rename the answer file using your client's name.
I don't have enough information to answer all of the interview questions, but my client is dropping by and I want the form to look professional. What can I do?
You can always download forms without completing an interview, but incomplete forms may contain unwanted coding and text. You can easily avoid this by inputting an underscore ("________") along the full bottom length of the question field.
The legislature made changes that I'm certain will affect these forms. Do I need to do anything?
No. We will upload new form templates as necessary; and, although the system may function exactly as before, the relevant changes will be reflected on your completed forms. Members of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Probate & Trust Law Section review the forms regularly. If you believe any of our forms contains an error, please do not hesitate to call us at 800-759-8840.
Form attachments are cumbersome. Are they used in this system?
Form flexibility is integrated with the interview process. CLEPro and CLETrust forms are flexible and expand to capture all needed information (such as multiple interested parties) without resorting to attachments.
What do I do if I decide that CLE Pro or CLETrust is not the program for me? Is there a return or cancellation policy?
We believe CLEPro and CLETrust will revolutionize the way you handle probates and trusts; therefore we offer a money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our product, we will refund the price of your current subscription, no questions asked.
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The subscription period will extend for one year from the date you submit your credit card payment information. The subscription comes with a money-back guarantee. Your subscription will not automatically renew; we will email you a reminder notice to renew your subscription. The subscription is nontransferable.
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