Trusts Wills and Estate Planning

Minnesota Estate Planning Lawyer

When you have spent a good deal of your life caring for your loved ones, your final legal decisions are typically no different. If you are like many people, you want to demonstrate your love for the people and institutions you care about, and make end of life and inheritance decisions yourself rather than have the state do it for you.

At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we are pleased to have attorney Dean Barkley as our Of Counsel attorney handling wills, trusts and other estate planning vehicles. Attorney Barkley has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years and is a former U.S. Senator who brings legal and life experience into his practice of law.

Helping You Define What You Want

Often an individual will have a vague idea about what he or she wants. “Take care of my spouse” may be the request, or “Leave something to my Alma Mater.” People seldom know exactly how to accomplish their estate planning goals. An experienced attorney can listen to your needs, help you define what it is you would like to accomplish, and then put the best documents and procedures in place to help you meet your goals.

Attorney Barkley is a good listener and possesses good attention to detail which is important when crafting documents such as these. The types of estate planing devices which may be used include:

  • Simple Will
  • Living Will
  • Trust
  • Health Care Directive
  • Survivorship Deed
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Power of Attorney

Estate Planning for Farmers

A special area of interest for attorney Barkley is assisting farmers in their estate planning decisions. How do you turn over an entire farm acreage? How do you create an equitable inheritance if one of your adult children wants the farm and the others do not? How do you make a smooth transition and mitigate any potential tax issues?

These are issues our law firm has faced on more than one occasion. We would be happy to help you with your farm inheritance and transfer issues.

Convenient Location and Quality Representation

Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.

Please call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.