Basic Probate Process Walkthrough

November 13, 2018

The end of life for your friend or family member is an emotionally difficult time.  The grieving process takes time and is different for everyone.  The probate process can feel like a burden and unnecessary stressor while you are trying to work through the grief process.  Understanding the basic process of probate can help alleviate […]

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How Long Does Probate Last and How Much Does It Cost?

November 12, 2018

The legal system is notorious for being cumbersome and expensive. The probate process is no exception.  Probate is the process through which the court will validate your will, make sure your debts are paid, and then distribute your assets to your chosen beneficiaries.  It is common for clients to want to know how long probate […]

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What’s So Bad About Probate? Why Do I Want to Avoid It?

November 7, 2018

Probate is the legal system that is set up to allow personal representatives of an estate to officially prove a will or estate to the probate judge or administrator.  Probate provides for the gathering of estate assets, payment of debts, and distribution to beneficiaries or heirs of the estate.  When it works properly, it is […]

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Do I Have to Probate This Will?

November 6, 2018

Drafting a last will and testament as part of your estate plan is an important step in looking forward and arranging your affairs.  A well-drafted and enforceable will allows you to make particular dispositions of your assets to your friends, family, favorite charitable institutions, or even pets.  Probate allows for the orderly payment of valid […]

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International Divorce

October 24, 2018

Like any legal proceeding, divorce has some particular procedural requirements.  These proceedings can be complicated and nuanced even in a relatively straight-forward case.  When the parties live nearby and can easily communicate regarding the divorce, it can usually go smoothly, especially where the parties agree.  However, especially considering our increasingly mobile society, international divorce is […]

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Proof Needed to Get Sole Custody

October 22, 2018

Every divorce is different, and with each case, there will be unique issues that need to be addressed by a judge.  One of the most contentious issues in most cases is that of child custody.  Minnesota law makes no presumption of whether joint physical custody or sole physical custody is in the child’s best interest. […]

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Should You Appeal Your Divorce?

October 16, 2018

Divorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life, emotionally and financially.  While no one wants to see their marriage fall apart, once the case starts, it is natural to look forward to when the case will be over.  Divorce proceedings can absorb a lot of time and financial resources, so it is common to count […]

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What Is an EIN?

September 21, 2018

Owning a business requires many important decisions and logistical steps, as well as meticulous planning.  Millions of Americans every year found their own business, providing support and substance to their communities.  Choosing the type of business, your business structure, and the location of your business are just of the few essential decisions you will need […]

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Which Partnership Structure Should I Choose?

September 20, 2018

Millions of people every year open a new business.  With hard work, determination, and the right skill set, you can be a successful business owner.  Being an entrepreneur does not require a graduate degree or wealth, but it does require the right research to help you choose the right business structure.  While there are several […]

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Letters Testamentary

September 12, 2018

The time immediately following the death of a family member or loved one is emotionally challenging.  If you are also the person in charge of making sure the deceased’s estate is properly distributed, it can also be logistically challenging.  If you have already tried to open their safe deposit box or talk to their insurance company, you […]

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