Dementia is one of the most devastating conditions affecting seniors, resulting in an eventual loss of cognitive functions. While there is no cure for dementia or the two leading diseases that cause dementia, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia, there are treatments that can slow the effects and help … [Read more...] about What are the Warning Signs of Dementia?
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As seniors start experiencing the changes associated with aging, one of their most common fears is losing their independence. Minnesota elder attorneys recognize that a chief catalyst of such fears is often when the senior loses the ability to drive. A senior’s ability to operate a vehicle may … [Read more...] about Helping Seniors Use Rideshare Services When They Are Unable to Drive
Modern technology has put research tools once only available to professionals in the hands of everyday people. With nothing more than access to the internet, we can trace our family trees back several centuries. We can now order DNA testing kits through the mail, allowing us to discover our genetic … [Read more...] about DNA Tests, Ancestry Accounts, and Planning for Unexpected Relatives in Your Minnesota Estate Plan
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
If you’ve heard of a 529 Plan, you probably think of it as a means of education funding for your children or your grandchildren. These plans are sponsored by state agencies or educational institutions, and they’re available to people of all income brackets. While a 529 Plan is a great tool for … [Read more...] about How to Use a 529 Plan to Save for Education Expenses While Benefiting Your Estate
Sometimes parents wish to change or modify custody orders. Unfortunately this is not an easy task. It is important to understand the impact of an initial order, the limits on timing, and the additional requirements for modifications. Initial Custody Order If parents have not reached their own … [Read more...] about Changing Child Custody in Minnesota
If you are contemplating divorce there are many things to think about. A divorce can impact all areas of your life and you don't want to go in to the process blind. Here are just a few things to consider. Sheer Change for All Involved Humans are built to seek a comfort zone. This doesn’t … [Read more...] about Emotional and Practical Considerations for Divorce
Divorce is never easy. It is hard to think about ending your marriage. Unfortunately, there are times when it is unavoidable. As we move into the new year, we all start to reexamine our lives. If you've been unhappy in your marriage it may be time to consider, “is the new year time for … [Read more...] about Is The New Year Time for a Divorce?
While the vast majority of adoptions involve adults adopting children, all states have laws that permit “adult adoption,” in which a person 18 or older is adopted by another adult as mutually agreed by the parties. Some states may restrict adult adoptions to cases where the person being adopted is … [Read more...] about Adopting a Grown-Up: Top Three Reasons for Adult Adoption