Minnesota Last Will & Testament Information
It is important to put together a last will & testament in Minnesota to protect and distribute your real estate, cash, and personal property following your death. Minnesota wills give the testator the chance to ensure their loved ones, and pets are looked after. You can leave property or gift charitable organizations too.
A Minnesota Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. A conservator may also sign the will pursuant to a court order.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
A Minnesota resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
If you die without making a will in Minnesota, the surviving spouse generally inherits the entire estate. This changes if the decedent also has children from another relationship, in which case the spouse inherits the first $150,000 of intestate property + 1/2 of the balance; descendants inherit the rest.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Minnesota.