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Keeping the Family Together and Having Fun

It’s common for Minnesota families to enjoy the great outdoors and invest in a family cabin. Years of memories are made in these cozy homes, and you want to make sure your family cabin gets passed down to your loved ones to make their own family memories. A Cabin Trust is a tool that can help preserve your legacy.

Understanding a Cabin Trust in Minnesota

The Cabin Trust is an extension of your estate plan in Minnesota. This type of trust establishes the essential aspects of your family cabin. Some parameters addressed in a cabin trust include detailed rules on equity, taxes, expenses, maintenance, labor, leasing/renting agreements, and responsibilities for the cabin. This document can cover property ownership issues, like family conflicts, and clarify to which family member the cabin is passed down.

Why Do You Need a Cabin Trust?

Family member disputes over a family cabin after a family member’s passing is a common issue. If a Cabin Trust is appropriately drafted with an experienced Minnesota Cabin Trust attorney, you can mitigate some arguments and issues.

A Cabin Trust has many benefits as part of a Minnesota estate plan. For example, cabin trusts help parents to maintain control of the property during their lifetime. Parents tend to want the cabin to continue as a family asset where future generations can enjoy the property. Unfortunately, disagreements can erupt, and without property planning, instead of bringing a family together, the family cabin can tear a family apart after the parents pass away. A Cabin Trust can ensure the cabin is kept in the family and keep family members out of court.

If you or a loved one need an experienced Minnesota attorney to handle your simple or complex estate plan, elder law needs, or to create a cabin trust, it’s time to contact Neil Thompson, Attorney at Law at his Bloomington law firm. We welcome you to contact us to learn more about how we can help meet your legal needs.


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