(Wills, Trusts, Probate, Elder Law)
Part of our job protecting families means helping them prepare for the future after the death of a loved one and handle probate once someone has passed. The assistance of an experienced Estate Planning Attorney can ensure that your wishes are respected upon your death, including the protection of those assets you desire to give to beneficiaries. A well-organized estate plan is essential, and a Wills and Trusts Lawyer can help you prepare for your future medical care and the legacy you wish to leave behind.
If you have recently lost a loved one, Probate Lawyer Stacey Keenan can guide your family through probate court and assist with the decedent’s estate. We strive to honor your loss in this emotionally fraught time while handling the paperwork and stressful components involved in probate for you.
What Is The Purpose Of Estate Planning In Minnesota?
The purpose is to plan for your assets in the event of your incapacitation or death. Along with your assets, if you have minor children, it will form a plan to care for them. The other consideration is to ensure that family members are not thrown into chaos trying to figure everything out. Read More
Like every other stage of life, reaching one’s golden years comes with specific needs and priorities. You want to be able to enjoy the life you worked so hard to build. You want to be able to remain independent and live these years to the fullest. And, perhaps most importantly, you want to know that when you pass on, you will be able to provide for your loved ones, or at least prevent your passing from causing additional hardship.
We have all heard horror stories about the confusion, pain, and general chaos that can arise when someone passes on without having their estate fully settled. However, many people still never feel like it’s the “right time” to get those details ironed out. Oftentimes, the process seems too confusing or downright unpleasant to initiate.
If you are in the Roseville, MN area, there is another way. Stacey Keenan is an experienced, trustworthy, and compassionate attorney who offers estate planning and elder law services. She knows what’s important to seniors and their families, and how to help them make choices that express and enforce their wishes. She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and firmly believes that everyone has a right to have their choices honored and fulfilled, both in their final days and beyond.
At the Law Offices of Stacey Keenan, Stacey and her team are devoted to their clients. They are committed to keeping fees reasonable, and have a legacy of success behind them that ensures all clients are in safe, trustworthy hands.
Their areas of practice include:
- Estate Planning: Though estate planning may seem like something reserved for the ultra-wealthy, nearly everyone has an estate. Estate planning simply means organizing and finalizing your plans for your belongings and assets after you pass on. This includes everything from your personal belongings and effects to your car, home, and other real estate, as well as any businesses you own, the money in your bank accounts, and your investments, stocks, and bonds. Estate planning also involves arranging to pay for potential end-of-life costs, including medical bills, funeral costs, and legal fees. These services can help bring you the peace of mind of knowing that your death will not cause additional financial hardship to your family.
- Wills and Trusts: Wills and trusts allow you to dictate inheritance and donations, and can lay out your wishes for guardianship over minor children or disabled adults in your care. In addition, they can issue medical directives, such as the conditions under which you do and do not want to be resuscitated or kept on life support, and/or can name a healthcare proxy to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so for yourself. There are many types of wills and trusts, and the right one takes time and expert advice to find. Stacey Keenan can help you through the process from start to finish.
- Probate: Probate is a legal process in which court administrators examine wills before they are executed. This process can be long, complicated, and potentially messy, especially if anyone contests the will. It is very strongly advisable to hire a competent, canny attorney to represent you in the probate process. Stacey Keenan has been through many probates, including contested and otherwise complicated probates. She can be trusted to handle the probate process responsibly and in accordance with your wishes.
- Elder Law: In addition to wills, trusts, probates, and estate planning, Stacey Keenan protects senior clients and their loved ones in other areas of their lives. This can include issues related to long-term medical care, guardianship, assisted living/nursing home residency, as well as Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and elder abuse.
Are you or a loved one looking for an estate planning or elder law attorney in Roseville, MN? Reach out to the Law Offices of Stacey Keenan today. Call (651) 796-3400 to schedule a one-on-one consultation.
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