Court File No.: 27-PA-PR-20-881
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
PROBATE/MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
In Re: Estate of Dennis R. Stoffels,
IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS GIVEN that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Minnesota Supreme Court Order ADM20-8001 a hearing will be heard remotely on September 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. by this Court for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of Decedent dated October 16, 2020, and the appointment of Byron Stauber, whose address is 2000 Plymouth Road, Suite 320, Minnetonka, MN 55305, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an unsupervised administration. Also at the hearing, the Personal Representative will ask the Court to accept the Statement of Lost Will and approve the copy of Decedent’s Will dated October 16, 2019.
Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed, the personal representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.
The court will notify Attorney Paul W. Chamberlain with further information regarding remotely attending this hearing at least two business days prior. If you wish to appear at the hearing, please contact the court by phone at (612) 348-6000 so that arrangements can be made for you to appear.
If you object to the relief sought, you must file a written objection with the court by 4:30 p.m. on September 11, 2020. Due to the pandemic, in person objections are not currently being accepted. Written objections not filed by the ordered date and time will not be considered. Written objections may be filed with the required filing fee one of three ways: 1) Mailed to Hennepin County District Court – Probate/Mental Health Division, 300 South Sixth Street – C4 Govt. Ctr., Minneapolis, MN 55487-0340; or 2) Electronically filed using the electronic filing system; or 3) Placed in the on-site drop box designated for court filings.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that notice shall be given by: 1) publication once a week for two consecutive weeks in a legal newspaper in Hennepin County, the last publication of which is to be at least ten (10) days before the deadline for objections; and 2) mailing via U.S. Postal Service a copy of this Notice and Order postmarked at least fourteen (14) days prior to the deadline for objections to all interested persons as defined in Minnesota Statutes § 524.1-201 and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 524.3-204. Any charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceeding be given to the attorney general pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 501B.41, subdivision 5.
NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that (subject to Minnesota Statutes § 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the court within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: July 30, 2020
BY THE COURT:
PHILIP C CARRUTHERS
Judge of District Court, Probate Division
Attorney for Petitioner
Paul W. Chamberlain
Chamberlain Law Firm
1907 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 130
Wayzata, MN 55391
Attorney License No. #16007
(August 1, 8, 2020) 11905671