Jennifer Mortel focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts,... more
Jennifer Mortel focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, and Personal Injury. Jennifer endeavors to partner with families to secure their future goals through wills, trusts and other appropriate estate planning. She is a compassionate counselor who helps grieving family members find their way through the probate and trust administra... view profile
I represent a diverse group of clients in probate and trust administration and... more
I represent a diverse group of clients in probate and trust administration and litigation, estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, commerical and residential real estate transactions and negotiations, mechanic's liens, general business law, litigation, motion, trial, appellate, mediation and arbitration practice.
I was born in 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota and have lived the majority of my life in... more
I was born in 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota and have lived the majority of my life in White Bear Lake. I have been married to my wife Erin since 1981 and we have two adult sons, Dave and Dan, and a beautiful granddaughter, Sophia. I have been a lifelong member of South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, and I enjoy my regular participation in a men’s and couples' bible study group... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.