15 02, 2021

Can an Executor Do Whatever They Want?

2021-03-03T14:31:29+00:00By |Estate Planning|

An executor—called a personal representative in Minnesota—is a person or institution appointed to handle a probate estate worth over $75,000. Under a will, a personal representative is often nominated by the person who died, called the decedent. In Minnesota, a nominated pers [...]

10 02, 2021

What You Should Know: Disputes and Power of Attorney

2021-03-03T14:26:53+00:00By |Estate Planning|

What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is a written document that allows one person to act on behalf of another. Just as a written lease document casts the people involved into two new roles—landlord and tenant—a written power of attorney document casts the people i [...]

10 01, 2021

Understanding Estate Planning Terminology

2021-01-15T14:57:09+00:00By |Estate Planning|

Whether you are estate planning for the first time or modifying your existing plan, it is important to know these key terms. Conservatorship: DNR/DNI: Estate: All the money and property owned by a person at the time of their death along with that person’s debts and liabilitie [...]

1 03, 2018

Estate Planning at 18: Why it is never too early

2020-08-04T16:10:25+00:00By |Estate Planning|

It is your eighteenth birthday, making you legally an adult in Minnesota. This means you can make your own decisions and finally take control of your destiny, right? As your first act as a responsible adult you… create a Health Care Directive? Prior to age 18, your legal guar [...]

1 02, 2018

Why not use online estate planning tools instead of an Elder Law Attorney?

2020-08-04T16:51:43+00:00By |Estate Planning|

I can bank, shop, and communicate from behind the screen of a computer or cell phone… Why can’t I complete my estate planning through a do-it-yourself online platform? While your preferred search engine might be where your estate planning hunt begins, don’t let a keyboard be [...]

1 10, 2017

Capacity to Sign Estate Planning Documents

2020-08-04T16:55:02+00:00By |Estate Planning|

One of the largest challenges in the modern practice of elder law and estate planning consists of issues surrounding capacity to sign documents. Our population is living longer than ever before and we now have one of the largest senior populations of all time. This number is [...]

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