Elder Law In Minnesota

The Law firm of Jeddeloh Snyder Stommes has provided legal counsel in elder law issues for over 40 years, becoming one of Central Minnesota’s most trusted law firms.

Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys in St Cloud Minnesota

Elder law and estate planning are not just for the elderly and aging. Ensure that your wishes are known and followed by planning in the event of tragedy or illness. It is vital to have your plans and choices for your future on the official record. Estate planning will not only avoid undue stress on your family but also ensure their financial safety and protection.


What is Elder Law?

Elder law includes all of the following:

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  • Disability
  • Will contests
  • Probate of Estates
  • Medicaid Laws
  • Probate Litigation
  • Family Business
  • Succession Planning
All those concerns can seem overwhelming when laid out in front of you. It will ease your mind to have an elder law attorney well-versed in the ever-changing estate laws and elder laws. At Jeddeloh Snyder Stommes, our experienced elder law attorneys will walk you through how to set up a will. We will also help you write a health care directive, choose a guardian or conservator, and much more.
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Estate Planning in Minnesota

In today’s society, planning for the future by having a will is vital. Planning for the future – and our eventual death – will protect your assets. It is good to start this process when a couple begins to have children. In this case, defining guardianship of your children is a large part of the planning. Completing your estate plan is essential if no children are involved, and not doubting what happens to your assets is necessary. Make your wishes known to alleviate any stress on your loved ones due to disagreements on inheritance, guardianship, the assumption of debt, and other concerns.
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Health Care Decisions

Making wishes known as to health care decisions is essential for the elderly it is important to have a plan to address the “just in case” situations. You want to save your family from making tough decisions during a crisis. Having a healthcare directive and living will is necessary, so there is no doubt about what you want to happen if the unthinkable happens.
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Living Wills and Power of Attorney in Minnesota

There is an important distinction between having a living will and a health care directive and assigning a person power of attorney. Living wills and advanced health care directives give you the power to decide ahead of time what medical treatments you do and do not want to have performed to keep you alive should you become gravely ill or in the event of an accident. Decisions could include pain management and organ donation. You may specify a “do not resuscitate” or “do not intubate” order, making your preferences known to your healthcare providers.

Power of Attorney gives another individual the responsibility of making health care decisions for you, should you become unable to make your wishes known. The assigned person could be a spouse, family member, or close friend. These decisions can include medical treatments, pain management preferences, life-saving measures, and organ donation.

Communication of Your Decisions – Let Us Help You With The Big Decisions

Because of the perception of Elder Law – wills, estate planning, and health care directives, many people decide to keep their legal decisions and documents private. However, it is essential to communicate your wishes regarding end-of-life issues. Discuss your choices with your loved ones and with your healthcare provider. While these conversations might be difficult, they can clear the air. In addition, having your wishes known will take the emotional burdens of those decisions off the shoulders of your loved ones. Whether you are setting up a will, guardianship, or a health care directive, you need an attorney who will help you with every step. We are one of the top law firms in St Cloud, Minnesota, specializing in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Our lawyers will make sure that you and your assets are protected.

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Estate Planning & Elder Law - Cases We Handle

We can help with any of the following:

  • Estate Plans
  • Elder Law
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Living Wills
  • Probate of Estate
  • Testate Estates
  • Intestate Estates
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Medicaid Laws
  • Gifts to Minors
  • Probate Litigation
  • Power of Attorney
  • Will Contests
  • Family Business Succession Planning

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