Estate Planning Blog

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 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…

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…

You have been named as “Personal Representative” in a Will. What does that mean?

You receive a phone call from a loved one day and they tell you, “Congratulations, I have named you as Personal Representative of my estate.” You feel honored that they thought of you, but you have no idea what that…

Estate Planning Case Study: Charitable Giving

Television and movies often open our worlds to fantasy and plotlines – oftentimes portraying fictional settings. However, sometimes, the actors and actresses who play these characters open their personal lives and offer…

Incorporating Charitable Giving Into Your Estate Plan

With the holiday season upon us, many are starting to plan for annual charitable giving. While charitable giving can be an important part of the holidays, it can also be an important part of an estate plan for those who are…

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.…

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