Brainerd, MN asked in Probate for Minnesota

Q: When monies get probated, who receives the money after probate? -The person listed in the will, or blood relatives?

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David William Jacobsen
David William Jacobsen
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Northfield, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: A will is a testamentary document that provides where the testator wants his or her property to pass upon death. A validly executed will admitted to probate without challenge will control the distribution of the decedent's property. In Minnesota you can disinherit children but not spouses. A spouse that does not consent to a will can elect against. If a person does not have a will, or it is invalidated, the court will determine heirs based upon Minnesota intestate succession statutes.

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