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At Safe Harbor, we understand that there are many factors that go into planning your estate that are difficult to approach. Discussions about money or property are often difficult enough, but with the additional pressure of end-of-life planning, it can be a topic that an individual will often want to put off as long as possible. But it’s because we understand this that we’re so committed to making this as easy as we can for our clients.

In this client testimonial, you’ll hear one of our clients discuss their own fears and concerns, and how our approach to estate planning helped them to find the plan that was right for them, and put their mind at ease.

We’ve likely all put off something important, something we dreaded, then experienced the relief that came with getting it done. Often, at the other side, we’re wondering why we were so worked up about it in the first place. Having a plan in place is important, and we can help you through this process with as little pain as possible!

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What You’ll Learn FROM THIS VIDEO

  • Safe Harbor Estate Law brings the human touch to estate planning.
  • Having an estate plan provides peace of mind.
  • We can help you identify what best suits your needs.


Client: My wife and I have four kids and, you know, oftentimes wondered if we should fly on the same plane because we hadn’t made any provision, and if we had no provision I was fearful of what was going to happen to what we had saved. Hopefully that, you know, we want to do and you’ll be able to benefit our own kids.

It became clear to us that we needed to plan ahead and Margaret had handled, you know, other matters with expert care. She always listened extremely well, understood things from various points of view, and I respected that she listened, understood what we wanted, and was in a position to prepare our trusts exactly as we needed.

Right from the start of the process, Margaret was extremely attentive to our needs, our desires. Always in the background was her awareness of the law and how to do things properly. I was very conscious of the fact that she was an extremely ethical person. I’ve learned to trust her a great deal. She listens carefully, she communicates clearly, she’s mindful of talking to all the people who are engaged in the process. She wants to make sure that everybody understands fully what’s going on.

It’s not just a financial transaction, this becomes a very personal process and what might be hidden initially as you start moving through the process becomes very apparent. People’s feelings, the nature of relationships, Margaret has all of that in mind.

I would recommend Safe Harbor. The personal attention that we got and her ability to help you negotiate those dynamics in a positive way was tremendous, and so it took what could have been a very difficult process and turned it into an education of sorts, but also it was positive all the way along.

Author Bio

Margaret Barrett is the Founder and Owner of Safe Harbor Estate Law, a Saint Paul, MN, estate planning law firm she founded in 2013. With almost 15 years of combined experience in litigation and Minnesota estate law, she is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of estate law matters. Her practice areas include estate planning, asset protection, elder law, and more.

Margaret received her Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association.

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