Step-Children and Inheritance Rights

May 14, 2018

Blended families are becoming more and more common in the United States.  Divorce and remarriage are both common, and this means that one or both spouses may have children from a previous relationship.  Expanding a family is a joyful time and the relationship between a step-parent and a step-child can be a rich and loving […]

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Estate Planning and Nursing Homes

May 11, 2018

We all know that planning for the future is important.  Constructing a careful retirement plan can allow you to follow your pursuits and passions after you no longer have to work.  Funding trusts and creating a will lets us provide for those we love after we have passed on.  However, in between those two stages […]

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Transfer on Death Deed

May 10, 2018

Estate planning requires careful thought and consideration to make sure that your goals for your family are properly met after your death.  A good estate plan can help your family minimize the impact of estate taxes, keep certain assets out of probate, and protect other assets from creditors.  Although there are many tools that can […]

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Blended Family Estate Planning

May 9, 2018

Divorce and remarriage are common occurrences in our society.  As a result, there are many “blended families” in the United States, and Minnesota is no exception.  Anyone in a blended family can tell you that while starting a new family and a new life is exciting, blended families come with their own set of special […]

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Wills and Undue Influence

March 5, 2018

When planning an estate and drafting a will, the intent of the testator is to make sure his or her final wishes are carried out. While some people rely on friends and family members to help them make decisions about the final disposition of their property, others may be secretive and refuse to discuss the […]

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Estate Planning and Nursing Homes

March 1, 2018

Most people understand that planning for their long-term future is an essential step in protecting themselves and their family’s financial future. Estate planning is the way to make sure your plans for the future are achievable and that you have taken the right steps to achieve those goals. One important consideration that is commonly overlooked […]

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Estate Planning and College Funds

February 28, 2018

We all know that planning for our future is important. Once we have children or grandchildren, helping to plan for their future becomes just as important. Grandparents often take great joy in giving gifts to help their grandchildren. Especially given the rising cost in higher education in the United States, it is common for grandparents […]

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Fraudulent Wills

February 27, 2018

When planning for the future, there is a wide variety of written instruments we can choose from to help achieve our goals, such as health care directives, trusts, and wills. We often depend on trusted advisors, friends, and family to help us in crafting the proper documents to make sure that we provide accurate instructions […]

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Plan My Estate?

February 19, 2018

We all take careful time and attention when planning for our future, whether that is a month in advance or years in advance.  With thorough planning, we can also make sure that the future of our loved ones is well-protected after our death.  Estate planning is designed for the purpose of making sure to help […]

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What is a QTIP Trust?

January 31, 2018

Married couples spend a lot of time planning for their future together.  It is an exciting time thinking forward to building toward potential opportunities to achieve goals together.  Estate planning should always be part of this planning process, including wills and trusts.  There are many different types of tools that married couples can and should […]

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