Sometimes the term “estate plan” can be overwhelming. Or people think, “I don’t have very much, I don’t need an estate plan” Estate planning is just the concept planning for the care of our children, our families, and our assets in the event of our incapacity or death. You don’t need to have a … [Read more...] about The Basic Estate Plan
The term “estate planning” has a tendency to send many people in a panic -too complex, full of legal lingo and complicated tax concepts. In his article Estate Planning Without Anxiety Peter Keating with SmartMoney Magazine does a good job of explaining the basic concepts. There are four simple steps … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Without Anxiety
1. What areas of law do you practice? Does the attorney limit their practice to one or two areas, or do they take the “Jack of all trades” approach? There are many different areas of law; if an attorney practices a little bit of everything, does he or she have the depth of knowledge necessary for … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney
Just like all of you non-lawyers hear the horror stories of over-priced attorneys and expensive litigation (i.e. “I know someone who spent $50,000 on his divorce. All that for nothing!”), lawyers get to hear all of the horror stories of clients who think they can do it without a lawyer, and then … [Read more...] about Think you’re saving money by not hiring a lawyer? Think again.
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
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
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
Introducing Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. Online Providing unbundled family law and estate planning services online. I am excited to announce the opening of Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. Online - the new virtual arm of the firm where I will be able to provide unbundled family law and estate planning … [Read more...] about Could You Benefit From Unbundled Legal Services?
I'm excited to announce the opening of Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. At Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. we are your family’s trusted legal advisers. Your family is your most valuable asset, and with Lewis Kannegieter Law, you can be assured that we feel the same way. We provide a caring and compassionate … [Read more...] about Announcing Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd.