Because your life changes, so must your estate plan. As a Monticello estate planning lawyer, I recommend that everyone reviews their estate plan every 3 to 5 years because life events that you might not even think about could impact how your estate plan works. While this periodic review is … [Read more...] about Monticello Estate Planning Lawyer Reveals 7 Life Events that Should Trigger Your Estate Plan Review
Going through a divorce can be painful, overwhelming, and stressful. It's the end of one chapter and the start of another in your life. Although it might be the right decision, you're forced to confront various issues. For example, you and your ex must agree to the terms of the divorce, such as … [Read more...] about Minnesota Will and Trust Lawyer Discusses the Most Important Estate Planning “To Dos” After a Divorce
Most individuals are unfamiliar with the term "probate" until a loved one dies. At that point, they might be shocked to learn that they'll have to contact the local courts to begin the process of closing out their loved one's estate. This process can be daunting, especially if you're unfamiliar with … [Read more...] about Is it Necessary to Hire a Minnesota Probate Lawyer to Close Out my Loved One’s Estate?
Many seniors often have difficulty managing their finances at a certain point, and it comes down to their adult children to assist with these matters. It’s important to know what you’re getting into when you begin assisting an elderly parent with their financial affairs, especially if legal … [Read more...] about Monticello Trust Lawyer on How to Help Your Elderly Parent with Finances
The national news has been filled with tragedy lately, including acts of senseless violence committed against random strangers. Families and communities across the nation are mourning the loss of their loved ones and doing what they can to help the survivors. While most people are wondering if … [Read more...] about Easy Estate Planning Strategies That Can Make Life Easier for Your Family in a Tragedy Situation
Talking to your family about death can be tough. We don’t like to think about dying and we don't like to think about our loved ones dying. But death is inevitable and the conversation is important to have. If something were to happen to you - would your family know what to do? Would they know … [Read more...] about How to talk to your loved ones about estate planning.
In general, Americans are very uncomfortable talking about end-of-life issues. It can be hard for people to think about (and plan for) their own death, let alone the death of their loved ones. I get it. Yet by not discussing these issues, you are leaving your future caregivers (most often your … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Avoid Stress at the End of Life
With the number of COVID-19 cases in America increasing exponentially, people across the country are preparing themselves for every possible scenario. As a result, many estate planning attorneys are being inundated with calls and emails about how to plan for this type of pandemic. While the … [Read more...] about COVID Pandemic Preparation: 5 Estate Planning Essentials for Every Adult
When done properly, an estate plan affords peace of mind to those creating it and leaves behind a legacy for their loved ones. But, sometimes estate planning can go awry – and it’s usually due to eccentricities held by either the creators of the estate plan, the beneficiaries, or both. To give a … [Read more...] about 5 Most Infamous Estate Planning Battles