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Minneapolis Estate Planning Attorney Chris Tymchuck prefers that the cost for an estate plan be completely transparent. She performs her services for a flat fee whenever possible, so that she can focus her attention on good client communication and effective estate planning, rather than watching the clock. A flat fee allows you to budget for her services and to feel free to contact her whenever you have questions. After reviewing your personal situation at the first meeting, Chris will present you with the best planning options based on your personal situation and your goals. You then can choose the plan that works best for you.

The flat fee for Estate Planning services includes:

An initial meeting to discuss your personal situation and your estate planning goals;

Review and analysis of your family and asset information;

Preparation of first drafts of your estate planning documents, which will be legally sound and reflect all the information you have provided to me;

A “review meeting” to discuss the first drafts and any revisions you may wish to make;

Preparation of the final drafts, suitable for signing; and

A final meeting or signing ceremony to execute your documents.

You can find more information on the firm’s estate planning process by visiting www.uniqueestatelaw.com and clicking on the tab labeled “The Planning Process."

LEVEL ONE - The Basic Will Plan

Level One is appropriate for an individual, a couple, or a family with minor children, who do not own a home or other significant assets. Level One services include:

A basic will,

Advance Health Care Directive,

A durable power of attorney for financial management,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Waiver,

Personal Property List;

Memorial Instructions;

Anatomical Gift Form (if appropriate); and

Review life insurance and retirement account beneficiaries.

Fees for Level One services range from $950-1500 for an individual to $1,750-$3,500 for a couple

LEVEL TWO - The Foundational Estate Plan

Level Two is appropriate for an individual or a couple, who either a) own a home; b) want to avoid probate; c) have a minor child; d) provides for another person; e) have assets titled in only one person’s name; or f) own property in another state. Level Two services include all of the above, plus

Preparation of a revocable trust (sometimes called a living trust),

Drafting and filing of deeds transferring your real property into your trust,

Certificate of Trust; and

Instructions and hands-on guidance to help transfer assets into trust.

Fees for Level Two services range from $1,750-$2,700 for an individual and $3,000-$6,500 for a couple.

LEVEL THREE - The Enhanced Estate Plan

Level Three is appropriate for an individual or a who own one or more homes or other real estate, a closely-held business, or other assets of significant value, or have other special planning needs such as planning to reduce possible estate taxes, cabin planning or planning for a loved one with special needs. Level Three services include all of the services described in Level Two, plus

Advice and planning on avoiding state and federal estate taxes

Creating a LLC or other business entity;

Drafting and recording new deeds transferring additional real estate into trust;

Transferring all other non-real estate assets into your revocable trust;

Oversight of funding asset into trusts;

Drafting and funding an irrevocable trust, including life insurance trust;

Creating a cabin LLC or Trust; and

Drafting a special/supplemental needs trust

Fees for Level Three services start at $4,500 for an individual and $6,500 for a couple.

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

Some miscellaneous costs are not included in the flat fee: Mileage charges (trips of more than 50 miles), fees to record new deeds (at cost) and attorney’s fees to file out-of-state deed documents. There is no additional charge to notarize your signature

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JLT Law helps clients plan for both expected and unexpected life events. As a mother, wife and small business owner, I understand the desire to ensure the safety and security of my children's future while working to build a successful estate planning and probate law firm.

Every client is unique - from his desire to plan for medical emergencies to her passion to build a small business - Unique Estate Law is a Minnesota law firm who invests time in understanding those needs, customizing our plans and solutions to ensure we best fit our clients' needs.


How to Plan for the Future

Unique Estate Law has the knowledge and experience to help you get things in order to protect you in the event of incapacity or death. The qualified Minnesota estate planning attorney at Unique Estate Law can help you to achieve your financial goals, ensure that your medical and legal wishes are honored and to protect your assets for the benefit of your loved ones.


What to do After a Death

Whether you need guidance through the court-supervised Minnesota probate process (with or without a will), assistance with the administration of a trust or simply need to know where to begin following the death of a loved one, Unique Estate Law has the expertise and experience to assist you during this trying (and legally confusing) time.

At Unique Estate Law, we understand what it's like to start, or run, a business. We can partner with you to take care of the legal aspects of starting or growing your business so that you may concentrate on the business itself.

Central Minnesota Office:

416 N. Sibley Ave.

Litchfield, MN 55355

320-593-1586


Twin Cities Office:

8500 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 350

Bloomington, MN 55437

763-310-7477


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