This is only one misconception that we tend to get from Hollywood. In Minnesota, a legal separation is not a prerequisite for a divorce. (In fact, Minnesota does not have any requirement for a separation period before divorce). While many couples do physically separate prior to or in contemplation … [Read more...] about Don’t I need a legal separation before the divorce?
Planning your estate with an attorney in Minnesota is an important step in protecting your assets, your wishes and the people who matter to you the most. There are a number of options available, as any estate planning lawyer can tell you. Do you need a will? A trust? Is it possible you don’t need … [Read more...] about Wills vs Trusts in Minnesota – Which Do You Need?
A divorce can be one of the most difficult times for someone to experience. A relationship that was meant to be a lifelong commitment is ending. At least one spouse will need to find a new place to live. Both spouses will be dealing with dividing property and debt; replacing property awarded to the … [Read more...] about How can you help a friend going through divorce?
As an estate planning and family law attorney I cannot urge people enough to make sure their wishes are documented and, more importantly, their families are protected and prepared. A valid Health Care Directive is a critically important document that is so easy to get. It can truly make a world of … [Read more...] about Why Every Adult Must Have A Health Care Directive
Minnesota estate planning lawyers regularly battle the misconception that estate planning is something that only wealthy people need to do. They may hear about “trust funds” and “estate taxes” and falsely believe these things only apply to the super-rich. Unfortunately, these folks often end up … [Read more...] about Minnesota Estate Planning Is For Everyone- Not Just The Very Wealthy
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Wedding planning can be so much fun in Minnesota. There’s the dress, the photographer, the caterer, and the flowers. One area which can get overlooked, however, is the prenuptial agreement. Sure, it might not seem like as much fun as tasting cakes and picking your first dance song, but … [Read more...] about Checking The Prenup Off Your Pre-Wedding To-Do List In Minnesota
As any Minnesota divorce attorney can testify, after a divorce, clients are ready for a positive change. Often this desire for change is coupled with drab surroundings at home. You may find yourself in a new and unfamiliar place after the divorce. Or you may have a former spouse who left you with a … [Read more...] about Post Divorce Spring Cleaning – Change Up Your Interior Design
Starting out in life can be an exciting time. Fresh out of college and starting a new job. Recently married and looking for a new house. A brand new baby. It’s these things that make you feel that you’re invincible. Many young couples and families do not make estate planning a priority in their … [Read more...] about It Is Never Too Early To Plan For The Future