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Pursuing Minnesota Margaret M Barrett
Margaret M Barrett

Margaret M Barrett

Owner & Attorney at Safe Harbor Estate Law

31 years of experience

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate



Hi! I'm Margaret Barrett. I founded Safe Harbor Estate Law to help empower families to protect what is most important to them. I am motivated by life experiences that help me relate to my clients. My ex-husband died suddenly, leaving our young children and a messy estate that took 7 years to resolve. My siblings and I worked together to support my parents in my Dad's dementia. My new husband and I crafted a plan to protect each other and all of our children in our blended family when we pass away. My expertise is in helping baby boomers and their parents achieve their goals while minimizing expenses and hassles. I create estate plans that protect my clients in case of incapacity during life, and direct their assets while protecting their loved ones after they pass away. I also ease the burdens of families worried about paying for long term care, by developing personalized plans that take advantage of all the benefits available to them. Finally, after a loved one dies, I handle probate, or estate or trust administration for my clients at a difficult time in their lives. I am often asked what an Elder Lawyer does. In my case, my elder law practice includes planning and applying for long term care Medical Assistance and VA benefits so my clients can get the care they need and protect assets. I also have expertise regarding the challenges of incapacity, the risks of exploitation of vulnerable adults, and how a lawyer can bring solutions as part of a team. I spent 5 years as a litigation attorney in a big law firm, so I am comfortable and successful in advocating for my clients in court. I currently serve as Co-Chair of the Ramsey County Bar Association SoloSmall Section. I formerly served as Communications Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Elder Law Section. I am also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Christian Legal Society of Minnesota. View More ›


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Practice Area

Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Elder Law
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation,


English: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

Christian Legal Society of Minnesota
2015 - Current


William Mitchell College of Law

JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate

William Mitchell College of Law
University of Saint Thomas

B.A. | Accounting

University of Saint Thomas


Wilifred Rumble Pro Bono Inaugural Award
Doherty Rumble & Butler

Professional Associations

State Bar of Minnesota # 218261



State Bar of Minnesota  # 218261

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Safe Harbor Estate Law
3240 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55126
Telephone: (612) 615-9535
St. Paul
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