Q: If a couple is married, can a husband leave a wife out of his will - including his shared of any assets jointly owned?
The answer for Minnesota is No, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse.
Rather than me including the MN Statute, here is the link to the MN Elective Share Statute:
You will see it also refers to the "augmented estate" so here is the link to that definition:
Sorry, I cannot make it clearer, but the statutes are pretty straight-forward (for as far as statutes go...). If you have any additional questions, I am a MN Estate Planning Attorney and would be happy to help. You can find a link to my website by checking out my Justia Profile, or going here: www.makilawfirm.com
I hope this helps and best of luck! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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