Probate & Estate Planning



If you are in need of a probate lawyer then it is probably because someone close to you has died. Probate involves determining who gets the estate after a person has died and occurs when there is no will in place or if there is a will but someone wants to contest it.  The entire process can be lengthy and confusing and many people that are stuck dealing with this drama are also in the middle of grieving for the loss of their loved one. Unfortunately the law does not take this emotional state into effect. However, we at ShermoenJaksa Law do.


Probate involves both an administration aspect of things as well as a litigation side of things in some instances. If there is no will in place or if there are problems with the will, then you may need the assistance of a probate litigator. If there are no issues, you will still need the assistance of a probate lawyer to go over the documentation that allows you to move past this unfortunate incident.

At ShermoenJaksa Law we have a team of lawyers qualified to handle all aspects of probate litigation from disputes and mediation to administration and court representation. We will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you are getting what you are entitled to.


There are a number of different ways a probate lawyer can help when it comes to probate and estate planning. You may not be familiar with how the laws work and what happens during the court process and what to expect.  A lawyer can explain to you your options and let you decide what is right for you and your family. Every estate, every individual and every will is going to be different. Let us help you select the right options for your individual needs.

Our services extend to all aspects of probate including:

  • Estate planning
  • Wills and trust establishments
  • Probate disagreements
  • Debt and asset management
  • Property division
  • Will and trust modifications


The best way to avoid probate ligation down the road is to take the time to make a will today. Even if you do not have much, you can still benefit from keeping everything in order, just in case. If you have any type of debt or asset, from a mortgage to a saving account, then it is a good idea to sit down and discuss what happens in the event of your death.


Don’t let your death end in a family feud. Help your loved ones deal with your loss by ensuring that your will is in place. Your loved ones can easily go through the process of dividing your assets according to your wishes. Our probate lawyers can smooth the process for you so that you don’t leave any loose ends behind when you go.  Contact our team in International Falls, MN office at (218) 283-4494 for a free initial consultation.