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Scott Maki

Scott Maki

Maki Law Firm - Affordable Minnesota Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Minnesota
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Summary

My focus is on providing Affordable Estate Planning Services to everyone throughout Minnesota.

I offer a full range of Minnesota Estate Planning Services for single individuals as well as couples. The most popular services I offer include Wills, Revocable Trusts ("Living" Trusts, NFA "Gun" Trusts, Pet Trusts) and Irrevocable Trusts (Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts and Special Needs Trusts). Additionally, I can provide Trustee and Executor/Administrator Services on a case-by-case basis.

The Maki Law Firm is a Solo-Practice Firm - meaning there is only one attorney. Because of only employing support staff when absolutely needed, my overhead is greatly reduced - resulting in unmatchable low fees for my clients while maintaining the highest professional standards.

Additionally, this approach means unmatched personal service as you will not be speaking or working with assistants or paralegals - all of your meetings and correspondence will be only with me - Attorney Scott A. Maki. I was born in Minneapolis and raised on Northern Minnesota's Iron Range so I am familiar with issues that are most important to Minnesotans regardless of locale or upbringing.

Contact Me or visit my informative website for answers to all your Minnesota Estate Planning questions.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Medicaid
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    You will find my Estate Planning price list here: http://www.makilawfirm.com/minnesota-estate-planning-price-list/
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Thai: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Maki Law Firm
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Practiced several areas of law before becoming exclusively an Estate Planning/Asset Protection Law Firm.
Education
University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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University of Minnesota - Crookston
B.S. (2002) | Natural Resources Management
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Honors: Deans List
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Northland Community & Technical College
A.A. (2000) | Criminal Justice
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Honors: Graduated with Highest Honors (4.0 GPA)
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Awards
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
None
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Speaking Engagements
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Certifications
Member
MN Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Maki Law Firm
Website
Helpful MN Last Will & Testament information
Blog
Affordable Minnesota Estate Planning
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. What happens if we can't locate my mom's will after she passes?
A: Unfortunately, if you cannot find her Will, her estate will be treated as if there never was a Will. Her estate will then follow the MN rules of Intestate Succession. Here is a link to the MN Rules, if that helps: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/524.2-101 Thanks for the question and Best Wishes!
Q. What need to be done to protect my property from state.
A: Thank You for your question. The best way to ensure your heirs inherit your property while protecting it from creditors - especially medical providers and the like, is to transfer it into an Irrevocable Trust. The Trust will then own the property, not you. This is important because if you have any control over the property, then you creditors will have access to it as well. Please note, even if you tranfer ownership of your property into an Irrevocable Trust, you can still retain the right to live in, use and enjoy your property for the remainder of your lifetime. Also, for this to be most effective, the Irrevocable Trust needs to be established and the property transferred into it at least 5 years before entering a long-term healthcare facility (assisted living/nirsinf home) where you would Minnesota Medicaid. If you need further assistance, please see my Justia profile for the link to my website and contact info. Thanks again for your question and best wishes. I hope I was of assistance.
Q. Can I leave all my property to my children and protect from creditors, hospitals...etc.
A: Thank You for your question. The best way to ensure your heirs inherit your property while protecting it from creditors - especially medical providers and the like, is to transfer it into an Irrevocable Trust. The Trust will then own the property, not you. This is important because if you have any control over the property, then you creditors will have access to it as well. Please note, even if you tranfer ownership of your property into an Irrevocable Trust, you can still retain the right to live in, use and enjoy your property for the remainder of your lifetime. Also, for this to be most effective, the Irrevocable Trust needs to be established and the property transferred into it at least 5 years before entering a long-term healthcare facility (assisted living/nirsinf home) where you would Minnesota Medicaid. If you need further assistance, please see my Justia profile for the link to my website and contact info. Thanks again for your question and best wishes. I hope I was of assistance.
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Contact & Map
P.O. Box 365
Marble, MN 55764
Telephone: (218) 461-4654
Fax: (651) 317-6775