In last week’s post, we discussed how it is possible for Minnesota trust disputes to arise over an inheritance when property gets inadvertently left out of a trust at the time of a person’s death. This is not as difficult to do as one might seem, as an improper or non-existent pour over will could mean that property a person chose to keep outside of a trust does now wind up in the possession of the trust.
When this sort of issue arises in a Saint Paul, Minnesota, estate, the first thing that people are going to ask is what the person who made the trust actually intended, as the whole point of probate proceedings and trusts are to make sure that the plans of a person who died get carried out, at least with respect to how that person wanted his or her property divided.
The trick is that people will likely disagree on what a person’s intentions were and will normally be able to point out evidence in support of their respective positions. Conflicting evidence is likely to emerge in any dispute, such that it may be difficult to know what a person’s true intentions were.
In such cases, our law offices would be able to provide assistance with thoroughly investigating a claim and applying the law to the facts of a given situation. While we cannot guarantee results in an individual case, we have successfully represented people who needed to get messy estates and trusts cleaned up. Please feel free to explore our website for further information.