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We focus on family disputes arising at the end of life or after the death of a loved one. These disputes may involve money, love, power, control, blame, and other features of the emotional landscape of extended and blended families who are experiencing grief and loss. These disputes can be frustrating, infuriating, exasperating—and expensive to resolve. We can help.

Family members may want information about where assets went, how they were used, and what a parent wanted to give to whom. Sometimes we ask a court for help overseeing the management of a loved one’s trust or the distribution of assets after death. If there are questions about whether a loved one’s needs are being met or wishes honored, we raise those issues with the court. We guide and support clients through dispute resolution out of court. When agreement is not possible, we take the matter to trial before the court. We value closure on these complex issues and have experience at all stages of these proceedings.

We contact clients regularly by phone, email or letter. Many of our clients tell us that our website provides them with insight into how we might deal with their situation.

We are recognized by judges and attorneys throughout Minnesota for excellence in handling and resolving these disputes. We are able to put that experience to work for you. End-of-life family disputes are common and not always preventable; we help you manage them to minimize the impact and seek a lasting solution.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Probate & Estate Administration

  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Probate Disputes
  • Trust Disputes and Other Forms of Fiduciary Litigation
  • Senior Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes
  • Claims of Abuse of Powers of Attorney
  • Civil Claims for Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
  • Disputes over Inheritance Rights of Spouses
  • Disputes over Changes of Beneficiary Designations and Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Disputes over Business Succession Issues

Call Mason & Helmers today at 651-317-3307 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Rodney J. Mason


  • Minnesota, 1976
  • Wisconsin


  • University of Minnesota, 1976

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Attorney Kirstin E. Helmers


  • Minnesota, 2007
  • U.S. District Court—District of Minnesota, 2011


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Columbia University, B.A. Russian History, 2003

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Rodney J. Mason

Rodney J. Mason

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Probate Since 2018
Practice Area Year
Probate Since 2018
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