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Estate Planning

Estate Planning Services


Whether we are supporting you through financial education or you have appointed us to make decisions on your behalf, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has the breadth of services and the professional, trustworthy experience to help you with your legal, medical and financial affairs.

Health Care Agency 

You can decide how to handle unanticipated medical situations by appointing Lutheran Social Service as your Health Care Agent. A Health Care Agent makes medical decisions for you if you become unable to communicate them yourself.

Personal Representative of the Estate 

A Personal Representative of the Estate is the person or organization you choose to settle your estate and carry out the requests outlined in your will. Designate LSS as your Personal Representative of the Estate and rest assured the requests outlined in your will are honored.

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a written agreement that allows you to appoint a person or organization to manage your legal and financial affairs. By designating LSS as Power of Attorney, you can ensure a trusted agent will manage the practical, financial tasks that arise if you become unable to make them yourself.

Planned Giving 

Ensure your values are honored after your lifetime by including Lutheran Social Service in your estate plan. 

Reverse Mortgage Counseling 

A reverse mortgage is a special type of home loan that lets older adults convert a portion of their home equity into cash. LSS financial counselors offer objective guidance and education if you are considering a reverse mortgage.

Supported Decision Making 

Supported Decision Making services include Health Care Agency, Personal Representative of the Estate and Power of Attorney. With LSS’ Supported Decision Making services, you can make your own decisions – now and in the future.