Minnesota Special Administration
Minnesota Special Administration
Minnesota Special Administration Situations
Occasionally, the need will arise for the immediate appointment of a Minnesota estate representative to address urgent concerns, such as:
- the well-being of animals,
- the administration of rental property tenants,
- the day-to-day needs of an operating business, or
- the presence of perishable inventory items.
(i) Minnesota Special Administration – Formal Appointment
If the probate court finds that the appointment of a Minnesota special administrator is necessary in order to:
- preserve the estate, or
- secure its proper administration,
it may appoint a short-term Minnesota special administrator, after:
- notice to interested parties has been provided, and
- a hearing has been held.
(ii) Minnesota Special Administration Emergency Formal Appointment
In an emergency, some courts may be willing to appoint a Minnesota special administrator without any notice requirement – after a hearing.
The powers of a Minnesota special administrator who is appointed Formally by judge are generally the same as those of a general Minnesota personal representative – except to the extent restricted by the court.
(iii) Minnesota Special Administration – Informal Appointment
In some counties, a Minnesota special administrator may be appointed by the probate registrar:
- without a hearing, and
- without notice to interested persons,
when necessary to protect the estate of the decedent prior to the appointment of a Minnesota general personal representative.
In furtherance of such interests, the Minnesota special administrator will be authorized to:
- search for the existence of estate assets,
- collect and manage such assets,
- hold the estate assets until a Minnesota general personal representative can be appointed pursuant to normal probate procedures, and
- deliver the estate assets to the duly appointed Minnesota general personal representative.
However, not all counties will allow a Minnesota special administrator to be appointed informally by the probate registrar.
(iv) Minnesota Special Administration – Person to be Appointed as Special Administrator
However, in other cases, any proper person may be appointed as the Minnesota special administrator.
(v) Minnesota Special Administration – Surety Bond
The posting of a surety bond is required with respect to all Minnesota special administrators, although the petitioner may request that a minimum surety bond be posted if the extent of estate assets is unknown.
(vi) Minnesota Special Administration – Termination of the Authority of the Special Administrator
The authority of a Minnesota special administrator will terminate upon the appointment of a Minnesota general personal representative of the estate obtained in the normal manner.
Minnesota Special Administration – Conclusion
If you have need of a Minnesota special probate administrator in an urgent Minnesota Special Administration situation, contact attorney Gary C. Dahle, at 763-780-8390, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Minnesota Summary Proceedings – Minnesota Summary Administration
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Links to Minnesota Probate Records
Minnesota Department of Health – Death Records Index – 1997 to Present: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/DecdIndex/dthSearch.cfm
Minnesota Historical Society – Death Records; 1904 – 2001: http://www.mnhs.org/people/deathrecords
Minnesota Department of Health – Birth Certificates – http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/birth.html
Minnesota Historical Society – Birth Records: http://www.mnhs.org/people/birthrecords
Minnesota Marriage Records – https://moms.mn.gov/