Why Do I Need an Estate Planning Lawyer for a Simple Will?

February 21, 2019

There are many ways to start to plan for the future.  You may create a list of financial goals, talk to your family about who you want to care for your children in the event of your death, and even start to think about the types of investments you should be making to grow your […]

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Estate Planning, Partnerships, and LLCs

February 20, 2019

Planning for the future is an essential step in safe guarding the stability and durability of our family unit.  Estate planning allows you to work with your attorney to use a variety of different estate planning instruments to help achieve your specific goals in a way that is closely tailored to your family’s financial needs.  […]

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Can the Trustee Refuse to Distribute the Assets in the Trust?

February 19, 2019

Trusts are a common and very useful instrument for estate planning.  There are a myriad of different types of trusts, and each different type can be used to suit the particular needs and goals of the individual case.  All trusts do have some qualities in common, however.  All trusts will have a trustee, who is […]

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Conservatorships and Least Restrictive Options

February 15, 2019

Everyone wants to work hard to protect those that we love.  We help our children learn and grow, and we help support our spouses or partners.  As our parents or disabled siblings age, we may need to take additional steps to help them, as well.  One way to help is to obtain conservatorship.  Conservatorship means […]

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Should My Family Pay My Bills After I Die?

February 14, 2019

At the end of your life, your family will need to go through many important steps ranging from gathering your assets to paying estate taxes to distributing your assets properly.  In almost all cases, there will be bills remaining after you pass away.  These bills are often the result of medical care or long term […]

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Do I Need a Will or Trust?

February 13, 2019

Estate planning is an essential step to making sure that your future and that of your family is properly planned and structured.  There are a wide variety of estate planning instruments available, and depending on the precise requirements of your estate, you may need only one of these documents or a dozen.  Wills and trusts […]

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Estate Planning for Singles

February 12, 2019

We all know that estate planning is essential for families to make sure that their other family members are secure after our passing.  However, what seems to be less acknowledged and accepted is that estate planning is equally as important for those who are not married.  If you are not married and do not have […]

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Estate Planning and Income Taxes

February 7, 2019

There are many important reasons to have a detailed and personalized estate plan, including making your wishes for advanced health care known, placing the apportionment of your estate in the hands of someone you trust, and making sure your assets are distributed to your chosen beneficiaries.  There are many moving parts to making sure that […]

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Estate Inventories

February 6, 2019

Probate is the official process through which the court will oversee the administration of the deceased’s estate, including gathering all the property, notifying creditors and beneficiaries, paying valid debts, and apportioning the assets as directed by the will of the decedent or, if there is no will, the laws of intestacy of Minnesota.  There are […]

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How Much Should I Include My Heirs During the Estate Planning Process?

February 4, 2019

Building a future for your family and loved ones is a strong motivating force behind creating an estate plan.  Estate planning allows you to direct how your assets will be distributed after you pass away, whether that is to a family member, a trusted friend, or even a favorite charity.  Without an estate plan, your […]

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