What if my Simple Will in Minnesota is not Simple?

simple willA simple Will in Minnesota addresses what happens to your stuff when you die.  In other words, a document that addresses issues like who can receive a specific gift, what will happen to your debt, how to proceed with expenses like rent, mortgage, cars, taxes, etc., and how to divide or pass along your property can be alleviated by creating a simple will in Minnesota.

Depending on whether or not you reviewed other posts at this website, please note there isn’t a difference between a simple will versus a basic will.  By definition, a simple will should be easy enough, right?

The most important question when deciding how to proceed with a simple will in Minnesota is who should be designated as your personal representative.  A personal representative is the person you designate as the quarterback or administrator of your stuff when you die.

Like a quarterback on a football field, a personal representative administers your stuff based on rules and your desire or wishes.  As a result, designating a personal representative under a simple will in Minnesota is an important decision.

Generally, a simple will in Minnesota is approximately five to twenty pages in length.  For this reason, a simple will doesn’t imply a quick and easy plan.  Instead, a simple will is “simple” because the quarterback has few choices that require a subjective interpretation.  Thus, a simple will in Minnesota is simple based on the plan – not the complexity of the final document.

For a document to be designated a simple will in Minnesota, the final document needs to address your specific intent, make reference to rules related to the disposition of property, be signed by you and in front of two witnesses, and viewed by a notary.

Because this law office prepares and formalizes a simple will in Minnesota, please consider contacting the law office IAJ Law for assistance with this process.