Distinguished Coon Rapids Attorney Providing Strategic Solutions to Difficult Legal Problems
Bringing 30 years of experience and legal knowledge to serve you
Since I established my practice in 1983, clients throughout Coon Rapids, Blaine and Andover have turned to the Storey Law Office for considerate and conscientious representation. My 30 years of experience advising and advocating for clients with estate planning, criminal and family law issues provides you with confidence and peace of mind during stressful times. My job is to empower you to make informed decisions about your future.
Other attorneys also count on me to effectively represent their clients in tough cases that take a lot of resources and preparation. They know I understand and have experience with the legal strategies that produce winning outcomes. As an attorney who is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, I have earned the respect of my peers for my professionalism, reliability and ethics.
At the Storey Law Office, I can help you with:
-Trusts and estates
Having practiced law for three decades, I know how to handle different kinds of cases and what to expect as they unfold. I recommend litigation when it is appropriate, but I also recommend against it when a favorable resolution is unlikely. When litigation is not the preferred course of action, I am prepared to handle your case confidently through alternative dispute resolution.
Personal service you can rely on
I take cases because I really want them. This means you won't be handed off to a paralegal or spend your time dealing with staff. I am committed to handling cases personally. I set realistic expectations for you and maintain continuous, responsive and open contact with you throughout your case.
277 Coon Rapids Boulevard, N.W.
Coon Rapids MN 55433
Minnesota Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, I can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate representative
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Drafting your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
I will prepare a valid will that ensure your intentions are honored.
The process of probate
Most personal representatives have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. I can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
-Filing the will with the Minnesota probate court
-Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
-Finding and collecting assets
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Paying estate taxes
-Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
-Hiring experts, when appropriate
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. My professional presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of my clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, I am adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, I assertively defend my client's beneficiary rights within the Minnesota probate court.
-Trusts and estates
-U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1984
-Hamline University, J.D.
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Associations & memberships
-Judicare of Anoka County (Past Board Member)
-Minnesota State Bar Associations (Family Law Section)