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Trusted, experienced attorneys also serving St. Croix County, WI.

The probate process in Wisconsin is complex and can be intimidating to navigate without the assistance of a legal representative to interpret applicable probate court rules and procedures.  The process is often further complicated by the feelings and emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one.  We are conscious of these challenges and are here to counsel you on your legal issues through these difficult times.  Our family business has provided legal assistance and counseling for hundreds of probate and estate clients.  Each relationship is unique and treated with respect and sensitivity.  You can feel confident that we will make every effort to provide the same for you.

We take pride in our personalized and one-on-one approach.  Initially, you will meet (or speak by phone) with one of our probate and estate attorneys to assess your situation and define your specific needs and goals.  From there, we will work together to customize a plan designed to help you accomplish your goals and answer any questions you have about the probate process.  Your confidence in us is extremely important.  If you have any questions or concerns during representation, simply call our office and the attorney you initially met or spoke with will be happy to address them.  If this attorney is unavailable, we will offer the option to speak with another available attorney in our office.  We do not operate our business in a manner where you will meet initially with a probate and estate lawyer and subsequently deal only with office assistants for the remainder of the matter. 

We realize most of our estate clients have never been a personal representative of an estate. We'll help you understand the entire process from appointment as the personal representative (sometimes referred to as the executor or executrix of the estate) to settling and closing the estate.  We'll also assist you in fulfilling your duties and obligations as the personal representative for the estate.  In many instances, certain estates do not require probate and can be handled with a single document along with a certified copy of the death certificate.  We will help you identify if the estate falls within this category, which will save you (and the estate) time and unnecessary expense.

We estimate that more than 90 percent of our clientele is the result of repeat clients or referrals from clients.  We truly appreciate these referrals and will make every effort to ensure these positive referrals continue with you.

At Taurinskas Law Firm, you'll find experienced attorneys to assist you with any probate or trust administration issues or questions you may have in Wisconsin.  We offer the experience and resources of a large firm while at the same time providing our clients with the convenience, accessibility and reasonable fees typical of a small firm.  Our objective is to work with you to provide the assistance you need to efficiently and effectively manage your loved one's estate and to ensure compliance with applicable laws. 

Our office is located in northern Dakota County in South St. Paul, MN.  Our law office offers a free initial consultation for probate or estate administration matters.

A few matters you may face once you have been left to administer a loved one's estate may include:
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Formal Probate vs. Informal Probate
  • Supervised vs. Unsupervised
  • Summary Proceedings
  • Special Administration
  • Probate Property vs. Nonprobate Property
  • Intestate (no will) vs. Testate (valid will)
  • Domiciliary Letters
  • Personal Representative (Nominated vs. Appointed)
  • Creditor's Claims and other Debts of Decedent
  • Liens, including Medical Assistance Claims
  • Payment of Utilities and Collection of Rent
  • Funeral Expenses and Debts of Last Illness
  • Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Property
  • Marital Property Agreement & Will Substitute Agreement
  • Situs Property
  • Real Estate Sales and Conveyances
  • Asset Identification and Distribution to Heirs and Devisees
  • Inventory, Notices, Publication, Consents, & Final Account
  • Transfer by Affidavit (Small Estate Affidavit for Assets ≤ $75,000)
  • Transfer of Interest in Property
  • Will Contests (Undue Influence, etc.)
  • Lost Original Wills, Will Copies, & Codicils
  • Ancillary Proceedings
  • Federal & State Taxes (income, estate, etc.)


Many probate proceedings in Wisconsin require no or few court appearances.  Depending upon the situation, it may never be necessary for the personal representative to travel to our office, as most of the services our attorneys provide can be dealt with via e-mail, facsimile, mail or phone. 

P. James Taurinskas
Brian J. Taurinskas


At our law office, our lawyers provide probate and trust administration guidance and representation in all areas of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint Paul), western Wisconsin and their surrounding communities.

Please Note:  This site contains general information and not legal advice. It is based on Wisconsin law in effect at the time of writing.  An experienced Wisconsin probate and estate planning lawyer can advise you about how the law applies to your specific situation.

    The fastest growing county in Wisconsin, St. Croix County has a population of 84,345 (2010). It is located western-central Wisconsin and its county seat is located in Hudson, WI.
320 Bremer Bank Building
633 South Concord Street
So. St. Paul, Minnesota 55075

Established 1975
Phone:  (651) 451 - 9743
Toll-free: (888) 451 - 9743
Fax:  (651) 451 - 3967

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At Taurinskas Law Firm, P.A., in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, we proudly represent individuals with their probate and estate needs throughout Wisconsin including Hudson, WI 54016 and its surrounding communities.

The following is a nonexclusive list of counties in Wisconsin that Taurinskas Law Firm proudly serves: Ashland County | Barron County | Bayfield County | Buffalo County | Burnett County | Chippewa County | Clark County | Douglas County | Dunn County | Eau Claire County | Iron County | Jackson County | Jefferson County | La Crosse County | Pepin County | Pierce County | Polk County | Price County | Rusk County | St. Croix County | Sawyer County | Taylor County | Trempealeau County | Washburn County

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