We Wrote The Book On Minnesota Probate

Our experience is your advantage. Attorney Bill Peterson is an estate planning and probate attorney, former legislator and author with more than 45 years of legal experience.

Do You Need Help With An Estate Plan Or Probate Administration?

If you want caring, experienced and skilled legal representation, you’ve come to the right place.

For more than 45 years, attorney Bill Peterson has helped individuals and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota address important estate planning and probate matters. When his father died unexpectedly when Bill was five years old, his family experienced firsthand the personal and financial devastation that can result when families fail to establish comprehensive estate plans. When Bill’s mother remarried, her second husband suffered a heart attack and lost his business. Sadly, the family had not made a business succession plan.

These life experiences fueled Bill’s commitment to ensuring that other families did not suffer the same difficulties that he and his family experienced. His lifelong dedication is an important benefit to his clients as they address and resolve estate planning and probate issues.

Need Help With An Estate Plan? You’ve Come To The Right Place.

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When Searching For An Estate Planning And Probate Lawyer, Experience Matters

Bill Peterson has worked as an attorney for the Minnesota attorney general, which gave him hands-on knowledge and experience into how government works.

The people of Bloomington elected him to two terms as a state legislator. He has intimate knowledge of how laws are made and understands how the practical implementation of these laws can benefit his clients.

After handling hundreds of probate cases for families, Bill was concerned that most families are unaware with how the probate process works so he wrote a book titled “When a Loved One Dies in Minnesota: A Family Guide in Probate.” The book is available on Amazon, but families who become clients are given a free copy.

In addition to representing clients in Hennepin County, Bill has appeared on clients’ behalf in most of Minnesota’s 87 counties. Additionally, if your case involves issues on property in surrounding states, he is admitted to the courts of Wisconsin and North Dakota, and the United State Supreme Court.

When it comes to sorting out highly emotional and complex issues that affect your family and finances, it is important to have an experienced and compassionate attorney on your side. Bill will answer your questions and act as your guide throughout every step of the legal process.

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