Estate Planning Blog

Actively Addressing Life's Major Events

Life is full of significant events. Estate planning can provide peace of mind and help your family through a number of important milestones.

Birth of a child

As we’ve often observed, most…

Estate Planning Checklist for Initial Consult

Preparing to have initial discussions with an estate planning attorney is never an easy thing to do. People never want to think about their own death, and setting up an estate plan requires you to do just that. There is no…

Clearing Up Common Estate Planning Misconceptions

Television, movies, books, friends, family, the news media, and the internet are all full of information regarding Estate Planning. However, each person’s planning situation is unique, so reliance on a one–size-fits-all…

October 18-22 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

October 12, 2021 – Stillwater, Minnesota: National Estate Planning Awareness week was established in 2008 to bring awareness to the importance of estate planning and why it is important to financial wellness.…

The Family Cabin – Will it be a Haven or a Nightmare?

Parents need to make sure they consider all of the issues and potential conflicts that could arise from transferring the cabin.

Planning for Incapacity: Differences in Guardianships, Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directives

A common misconception people have about estate planning is assuming it is solely about writing wills and trusts in order to make sure that your property is distributed according to your wishes after your death. In addition…

Planning for your pet: It's not as unusual as you may think...

If you have ever had a pet, you know that they are considered a member of the family. Just like the rest of your family, you want to make sure your pets are provided for and looked after if you were to pass away. While estate…

3 Estate Planning Documents Every College Student Needs

Turning 18 is an exciting time in your child’s life —so many opportunities and adventures await them. But turning 18 and going to college, especially during the current climate, has some hidden consequences many parents are…

Make an Estate Plan Your New Year’s Resolution

Each year around 75% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. However, less than 25% stay committed to them after just 30 days.[1] This year, as we say goodbye to 2020, resolve to be better prepared in 2021,…

Tax Considerations Involved with Charitable Donations

As we approach the end of the year, we give thanks for our blessings and consider again how to make a positive difference. Give to the Max Day is just behind us, and Giving Tuesday arrives on December 1st. After…

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