Estate Planning in Minnesota
You have worked hard your entire life to earn an income and provide for your family. Now is the time to make sure you have an effective estate plan in place to provide financial certainty and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
Estate planning is the creation of a definite plan for maintaining your wealth while you are alive and distributing it after you pass away. When people are asked to summarize their estate planning goals, most say:
- They want their estate to be distributed to the people they choose according to their wishes;
- They want to avoid excessive attorney’s fees, court costs and unnecessary delays in passing their property; and
- They want to avoid, or at least minimize, the payment of state and federal death taxes.
To accomplish these goals, it is imperative to work with a qualified professional who is knowledgeable in both estate law and taxation. Ed Matthews is one of the very few Minnesota estate planning attorneys who is also a currently licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is therefore uniquely qualified to address all aspects of your estate planning needs.