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Mailing Address

Jean M. Gustafson
Attorney at Law
102 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-454-2039

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“I feel like Jean understood my situation. She listened and gave great advice and was very supportive in helping me through my divorce. I know she changed my life. She has helped me tremendously. I can’t thank her enough.”

Renae Langhoff




Estate Planning

When planning the fate of your estate, hire me as your estate planning attorney. My role as your lawyer is vital and varied. You can't afford costly mistakes. Have you been considering estate planning? If so, please know it's much more than just having a last will and testament securely tucked away in your safety deposit box. I have the knowledge and skill to help you set up your estate in a number of ways.

For one thing, my job will be to make sure your wishes and desires for the treatment of your health are fulfilled. In addition, I will work to minimize any taxes or fees regarding your estate. I will work to make sure your home, business, investments, insurances, 401K or other assets all coordinate if you die or become disabled.

You may think it sounds like an awful lot of expensive work on my part. To be honest, it may cost you a few dollars for my services but I'm skilled and knowledgeable in areas of wills, probate, trusts, and estate planning. But I will be able to give you superb and correct legal advice.

As an attorney I'm under the jurisdiction of the state's bar association. This requires annual education courses to stay abreast of current legal forms and rule changes.

Hiring an estate planning lawyer is necessary because state laws rule over every estate. You must abide by the law and the only way to effectively do that is with the assistance of a reputable lawyer.

Each state has laid down specific rules that apply to each of the areas listed to the right. Even as much as who you choose to be your personal representative. If you don't know these rules, you may make a very costly error. Even forms you get off the web may cost you a lot of time and money if they are deemed illegal.

It goes without saying that an estate planning attorney must definitely be the first person you seek when making future plans.

After all, isn't your family and life worth getting the best help possible?


"Jean is handling my custody matter of my children.  I am a minority woman and believe that Jean has always been very accepting.  She is very diverse and inclusive."
- Simone Jarvis