Do I Need a Living Will?

September 17, 2019

Health care and the legislations surrounding it are notoriously complex.  Selecting insurance plans, navigating privacy laws, obtaining specialist referrals, and sometimes even just getting a copy of your own medical records can be difficult.  Although most people recognize the inherent difficulties involved with health care legislation, they sometimes overlook healthcare in terms of their estate […]

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What Is Medicaid Planning

September 13, 2019

It is no secret that the cost of long term care can be quite high.  The average cost for nursing home care in the United States can easily top ten thousand dollars a month.  Although seniors become eligible to receive Medicare benefits at the age of sixty five, Medicare does not cover the cost of […]

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How to Help Your Lawyer Effectively Prepare for Trial

September 12, 2019

Civil cases in the United States are infamous for being drawn out affairs, and family law in Minnesota is no exception to this.  Divorce cases can take months or longer, depending on how contested the issues are in your case.  The vast majority of cases are settled by mediation, but this is not always the […]

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Information Protected from Discovery

September 10, 2019

Civil cases have many required steps, such as filing the petition, service, filing a response, and properly noticing the other party of any hearings, just to name a few.  Family law is no exception to these steps and requirements.  Discovery is a step that is taken in most divorce or custody cases, especially those that […]

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Can I Get an Annulment?

September 9, 2019

The beginning of a marriage is an exciting and joyous time.  There are very few times so steeped in happiness than when two people decide to build their lives together.  Unfortunately, not all relationships last forever.  We have all read that the divorce rate in the United States is approaching half of all marriages.  While […]

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Adoption and Child Support Arrears

September 3, 2019

Any parent can tell you that raising children can be expensive.  Providing the basics, such as housing, clothing, and food can add up quickly.  When you include daycare costs, medical insurance, extracurricular fees, and other “extras,” the cost can be massive.  When parents divorce or separate, the court will enter an order for child support […]

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Removing a Personal Representative

September 2, 2019

Following the death of a family member or loved one, you will have to manage your grief and complicated emotions.  There are also procedural and property issues to deal with, and if the deceased had minor children, things can get even more complicated.  The personal representative is the person appointed during the probate case to […]

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Step-Parent Adoption and Divorce

August 30, 2019

Completing a step-parent adoption is a joyous occasion.  Expanding a child’s family and sense of stability can only be beneficial as the child grows and matures.  Although the optimal situation means that the family will remain together and stable indefinitely, that is not always the case.  Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many families.  Divorce […]

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Laughing Heirs

August 29, 2019

We all know that drafting an executing a detailed and custom made will is an essential part of an estate plan.  With a will, you can designate particular beneficiaries, name personal representative candidates, and provide guidance to the court for guardianship of your minor children.  If you do not leave a will or your will […]

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Adoption When Biological Parent Cannot Be Located

August 27, 2019

All law suits begin the same way – when one person files a petition with the court.  The essential next step is serving the defendant with a copy of the petition.  No law suit can proceed without properly serving the defendant.  The defendant has a right to notice of the suit and to appear and […]

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