We’ve pretty much all heard about “bucket lists,” but that term can take on a little bit of a different meaning when you’re a Minnesota estate planning lawyer. We deal with the reality every day that life is fleeting, and it’s our goal to help clients to maximize what they are able to leave … [Read more...] about Minnesota Estate Planning Bucket List
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What used to be called the “executor” of the estate is now known as the “personal representative.” The Personal Representative has a very big job of finishing up the decedent’s business, such as taking care of taxes and keeping the bills paid; not to mention the much more commonly recognized job of … [Read more...] about The Role of the Personal Representative in Minnesota
Minnesota elder care lawyers work with families to prepare for any number of situations in the estate planning process. One circumstance which is especially relevant to elder care law is dementia. After all, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are almost exclusively conditions which appear … [Read more...] about Important Estate Planning Strategies for Dementia Patients
Every family has its own approach when it comes to talking about financial and legal information. Minnesota wills and trusts lawyers see everything from very open and transparent situations to those where discussions of money are considered taboo. In reality, families which are at the … [Read more...] about Sharing Financial and Legal Information with Your Family in Minnesota
Receiving an inheritance is both an honor and a responsibility, and estate planning attorneys constantly see individuals who are just not ready to take that on appropriately. Unlike items of sentimental value, such as jewelry or family heirlooms, a financial inheritance was likely meant to be … [Read more...] about Monticello Estate Planning Attorney Asks: Do You Know How to Manage Your Inheritance?
Elder lawyers in Minnesota work not just with our older clients, but also with their caregivers. In many cases, this means adult children who have or will be given power of attorney, not to mention those who just step up to help when something is needed. There are some legal issues that … [Read more...] about Minnesota Elder Lawyer Perspective: Legal Concerns for Caregivers
Central Minnesota wills and trusts lawyers see just about every circumstance which results from a parent’s death. Some siblings handle the wills and trusts administration gracefully and with dignity, while others turn to squabbling and pettiness. When we work with our clients, they are often very … [Read more...] about How Do You Treat Children Fairly When It Comes to Estate Planning?
There are several reasons that a will may prove invalid. It is important for testators to be aware of these pitfalls in order to avoid them. Improper Execution The requirements vary from state to state, but most states require a valid will to be witnessed by two people not named in the will. … [Read more...] about Five Common Reasons a Will May Be Invalid
While the topic of death is not one that people want to think about, the truth is that it’s important to plan for what will happen once you die. For many families, the holiday season is the only time they come together all year. This can be a good time to talk to your family about estate planning … [Read more...] about Talk to your Family about Estate Planning Wishes