Trust and Probate Administration

Guiding You Through the Estate Administration Process


Where should you begin when your loved one dies? It is difficult to identify and take the first steps while grieving the loss of a cherished family member. At Stellmach Law PLLC, we can help you navigate the trust and probate administration process while you focus on being there for your loved ones. 

The Probate Process

For assets held by the decedent, in his or her name alone, without a beneficiary or co-owner a probate is likely needed. We can walk you through all facets of the court managed probate process, including: 

  • Filing necessary paperwork
  • Giving required notices
  • Conducting an inventory of assets
  • Paying taxes and expenses
  • Distributing assets to heirs

Assets will be distributed according to the decedent’s will or, if they die without a will, according to the Minnesota Law of Intestacy. 

The Trust Administration Process

When a decedent created a Trust during his or her lifetime, and funded assets into that Trust. A Trust Administration is necessary according to the terms of the decedent’s Trust.

We can assist you in the fiduciary role of acting Trustee, helping you manage the property and finances of the trust for the benefit of the named beneficiaries. Trustees, as fiduciaries, are held to standards of duty, care, and loyalty. We will ensure you understand your duties and obligations, and help you carry them out efficiently. 

Don’t Go Through This Alone

You deserve support and guidance after the loss of a loved one. Now is not the time to go it alone. Contact us today to schedule a meeting and we’ll guide you the rest of the way.