Recently, Aretha Franklin’s estate found three different hand written will’s. Since then, the Michigan courts have been reviewing these will’s to determine if they are valid under Michigan law. In Minnesota, all will’s drafted are required to have two witnesses and a notary. In Minnesota, these witnesses need to a competent adult and a non-felon, for any version of a will to be valid and held up in probate court. Therefore, it’s important to ensure your will is executed properly to avoid costly probate issues after your death. Attorney Lisa Hill and Jason Lee discuss will’s drafted under Minnesota in this interview on KDUZ 1260 AM’s show “Legal Update.”
Lisa Hill and Jason Hill are attorneys with Melchert Hubert Sjodin at the Hutchinson, Minnesota office. Lisa’s extensive legal experience includes estate planning, civil litigation, family law, real estate, and business law. Jason represents estate planning, estate administration, real estate, and business clients. To discuss your specific situation, contact our estate planning team at Melchert Hubert Sjodin at 320.587.2046.