Why Do I Have to File Formally to Give Brother Joe the Homestead?

(Drafting With MN Probate in Mind, Part III)


It is a very common situation, on the passing of the second parent, for siblings to wish to allocate real estate as the share (or part of the share of) one of them. Some of these clients have asked me, “I heard we have to file formally to give Dad’s house to Joe. Do we really have to?” Unfortunately, I have to play the lawyer here and answer, “Maybe.” Read More...