“The sandwich generation” is the term given to adults who are raising children and simultaneously caring for elderly or infirm parents. Your children are one piece of “bread,” your parents are the other piece of “bread,” and you are “sandwiched” into the middle. Caring for parents at the same … [Read more...] about The ‘Sandwich Generation’ – Taking Care of Your Kids While Taking Care of Your Parents
Even if someone has a will in place, it’s still likely that his or her estate should be overseen by a good probate or estate attorney in Minnesota. These professionals understand the incredibly complex process that goes along with closing out someone’s estate after he or she has passed away. Those … [Read more...] about Working with a Minnesota Probate Attorney to Understand the Steps of the Process
Stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption in the United States. Once the adoption is finalized, the stepparent assumes full financial and legal responsibility for his or her spouse’s child and the non-custodial parent’s rights and responsibilities are terminated. Stepparent … [Read more...] about Stepparent Adoptions
Many people are confused by advance directives for health care. They are unsure what type of directives are available, and whether or not they need need directives at all, especially if they are young. There are several types of advance directives. One is a living will, which communicates what type … [Read more...] about Do I Really Need Advance Directives for Health Care?
Just as you begin to relax after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it hits you. It’s tax time! For most people tax time brings up images of boxes of random receipts and hours of searching for documents. Trying to get ready to do your tax return or organize for that yearly meeting with … [Read more...] about Death and Taxes. Give yourself an April 15th deadline
How much does it cost to have an attorney do your Will? I see this question fairly often and while it seems like a very easy question, there is no easy answer. Keep in mind the legal field is notoriously bad about publicizing information on legal fees. Law firm websites rarely contain information … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Will Cost?
Having an estate plan that does what it is meant to do requires a little maintenance. Conducting an estate plan audit at least once every three years can save you (and your family) a lot of stress and heartache. To conduct an audit, just follow these steps. If you have any questions, be sure to … [Read more...] about Conduct An Estate Plan Audit
A small business is a part of your identity, not to mention your livelihood. Minnesota business and estate planning lawyers look to protect both aspects of this should you die or become incapacitated. Advanced planning is one of the smartest things that you can do to ensure that your small … [Read more...] about Own a Business? You Need an Estate Plan
For parents with disabled children, whether minor or adult, it’s a good idea to take the extra step of meeting with a Minnesota special needs planning attorney. This gives you the opportunity to set up the best possible scenario for your child if you are no longer able to provide care for him or … [Read more...] about Why You Should Consider Working with a Minnesota Special Needs Planning Attorney