In recent years, there has been a growing trend of people tattooing their medical wishes on their bodies, including "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) directives. While it might seem like a creative and potentially effective way to express one's wishes, relying on a tattoo as a legally binding document is … [Read more...] about Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney Warns, “Your Tattoo Won’t Hold Up in Court!”: The Importance of a Proper Estate Plan
Minnesota Estate Planning
Leaving Your Estate to Non-Family Members: Everything You Need to Know from Minnesota Will and Trust Attorneys
Estate planning often revolves around leaving assets to family members, but what if you want to leave your estate to someone who isn't related to you? Many people have close friends, caretakers, or even charitable organizations that hold a special place in their hearts. In this blog post, our … [Read more...] about Leaving Your Estate to Non-Family Members: Everything You Need to Know from Minnesota Will and Trust Attorneys
Minnesota Will Lawyer on What to Know When Leaving an Inheritance to a Child Struggling with Substance Abuse
As a Minnesota will lawyer, I've seen firsthand how substance abuse can impact families, leaving parents heartbroken and unsure of how to protect their loved ones while preserving their legacy. In my experience, many parents want to leave an equal inheritance to all their children, but when one … [Read more...] about Minnesota Will Lawyer on What to Know When Leaving an Inheritance to a Child Struggling with Substance Abuse
The Worst Way to “Help” A Child with Special Needs
There’s a lot of bad information on the internet that directs parents of children with special needs to completely disinherit their child in order to maintain his or her eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and housing assistance. While such a … [Read more...] about The Worst Way to “Help” A Child with Special Needs
Why You Should Take the Time to Create a Legal Plan Now
If you have a child with special needs, you may be tempted to assume that if something happens to you or your partner, your other children will take care of their sibling. However, it's important to take the time now to create a legal plan for your child so that they are always protected no … [Read more...] about Why You Should Take the Time to Create a Legal Plan Now
I’ve Been Named as Someone’s Successor Trustee. Can I Turn Down the Job?
As part of the estate planning process, Minnesota trust attorneys will always encourage clients to have open conversations with the person they intend to appoint as their Successor Trustee to ensure that they actually want the job if called upon. There are many responsibilities that a Trustee … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Named as Someone’s Successor Trustee. Can I Turn Down the Job?
Can an Email Serve as My Last Will and Testament?
When it comes to estate planning, many people wonder if they can simply write their wishes down in an email and have it be considered a legal Last Will and Testament. While it's true that technology has made it easier than ever to communicate our wishes and desires, an email is not typically … [Read more...] about Can an Email Serve as My Last Will and Testament?
Tips When Choosing a Guardian for your Children
Helping parents to choose a guardian who can raise their children in the event of an untimely death is one of the most important jobs a Minnesota estate planning attorney has. Rather than leaving the decision to a judge (who may choose guardians the parents would never want), working with an … [Read more...] about Tips When Choosing a Guardian for your Children
Why a Last Will and Testament Does Not Make a Complete Estate Plan
While the Last Will and Testament is an important estate planning tool, Minnesota trust and estates lawyers want clients to be aware that there are certain things it won’t accomplish. To start, a Last Will and Testament will only come into effect after you’ve passed away, which means that it cannot … [Read more...] about Why a Last Will and Testament Does Not Make a Complete Estate Plan