Various life events can cause Minnesota residents to consider their end-of-life wishes. In some cases, a loved one may have passed and caused surviving family members to consider their own mortality. In other instances, individuals could receive an unfavorable medical… Read more »
Month: September 2019
Finding a loved one’s assets for probate can take effort
When a loved one passes away, it can seem as if you are in a whirlwind of events and emotions. Funeral arrangements may need making or at least carried out, surviving family members may come and go, people will say… Read more »
You can limit the abilities of your power of attorney agent
Because an estate plan can go further than simply creating a will, it is important that you and other Minnesota residents understand the various planning tools available to you. Rather than simply using your plan to determine who should receive… Read more »
Long-term care carries a high price
If you are like many in Minnesota, you have not wanted to think about the possibility of your parent needing long-term care. Perhaps you assumed you would be able to take care of your parent in the later years or… Read more »
Is it time to start estate planning?
When many people picture someone going through the estate planning process, they may imagine a white-haired man and woman thinking about how they will distribute property to their grandkids. While common, this mental picture may not be the one you… Read more »
Understanding Powers of Attorney
As individuals age and enter the twilight of their years, there may be a need for someone to step in to take care of some important medical and legal decisions. One written document that can achieve this transfer of legal… Read more »
Why is choosing a guardian important?
Many people don’t think about estate planning until fairly late in their life, because they don’t see the need for estate planning at a younger age. What most people do not want to acknowledge is the fact that they could be seriously… Read more »
Thinking beyond ‘Who should inherit my stuff?’
Once Americans reach the age of majority, their parents are generally no longer empowered to make legal decisions on their behalf. As a result, Americans older than 17 need to draft estate plans in order to preserve certain legal protections… Read more »
Do I need a health care directive?
At any stage in life, it’s important to plan for your future. As you get older, the plans may change. Instead of making provisions for kid’s college funds and retirement, you need to plan for what should be done if… Read more »
Do I really need to create an estate plan?
Thinking about death is generally an unpleasant experience, so it likely comes as no surprise that many people in Minnesota avoid estate planning. However, death is unavoidable, so it only makes sense to create a well-thought-out estate plan in preparation… Read more »