Dividing Property In Your Will

September 17, 2018

Making a Last Will and Testament is an important way to make sure that your debts are paid and assets are distributed to the friends and family members you hold most dear.  Without a valid Will, your assets will be distributed according to the Minnesota laws of intestacy.  These laws are specific rules for how […]

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What Is a Pour-Over Will?

September 11, 2018

Planning for the future is an essential step to make sure that we protect the security for our friends and loved ones.  Crafting a tailor-made estate plan that takes careful consideration of all your assets, debts, and beneficiaries is the best way to make sure this happens.  Estate planning has a dizzying variety of instruments and tools […]

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Common Will Challenges

August 10, 2018

Making sure that you have a detailed and custom-made estate plan is an important step to ensuring your wishes are carried out both during your life and after you pass away.  Clearly all of this careful planning will come to nothing if the documents are not properly drafted and executed.  If your Will is set […]

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Disinheriting Spouse and Children

May 15, 2018

Family dynamics can be complicated.  Even with the best of intentions and efforts, it is possible that rifts created by family disputes may never heal.  In those sorts of unfortunate situations, you may want to plan to change your estate plan to omit a particular member of your family from inheriting your assets after you […]

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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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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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Pets and Wills and Trusts

December 18, 2017

For most people with animals, these pets are thought of as members of the family.  Pets are important to their owners, and owners want to make sure that pets are always provided for, even in the event of the owner’s incapacity or death.  There are mechanisms for pet owners ensure their pet is always cared […]

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Custody and Death of a Custodial Parent

December 5, 2017

Every parent enjoys planning for a child’s future.  There is not much more exciting for a parent than their child grow and learn, and to help their child reach his or her full potential.  In situations where the parents are divorced or separated, this is no different.  Each parent will do what is necessary and […]

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Why Do I Need a Will?

December 1, 2017

Planning for your future can be a wonderful and exciting time.  Creating a plan for how to attain your goals and build a secure foundation for your children and family is a motivating and an important thing to do.  The part of your future many tend to neglect, however, is drafting a will.  Unlike planning […]

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Wills and Child Custody

November 14, 2017

Divorce and separation are a tumultuous and chaotic time.  During these times of large adjustments, it is natural for the parties involved to be focused on the immediate issues of reorganizing their households and their lives.  With that sort of focus, it is easy to ignore issues that may not be pressing for years to […]

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