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What is an Irrevocable Trust?

An irrevocable trust is a separate legal entity, with its own tax identification number, set up by the Settlor (the trust creator) to hold assets. Once assets are transferred to an Irrevocable trust, they cannot be taken back, and the terms of the Irrevocable trust generally cannot be changed after the document is executed. Assets that are transferred to the trust are considered ‘gifts’ to the trust.…

What is a Revocable Trust?

Information in this article was recently updated - (September 2017)

Background

First, some recent changes to the Minnesota estate tax environment to consider:

1.  Minnesota had a gift tax for a short time – it has been retroactively repealed

2.  Estate Tax exemption amount (the amount a person can pass on to heirs free of estate tax) is changing. It…

What is a Will?

The purpose of a Will is to pass assets per your wishes, and to select the person you want to be responsible for distributing your assets.

Eckberg Lammers Law Firm Receives Canvas Health’s 2014 Outstanding Community Contribution Award

January 8, 2015 - Stillwater, MN: Eckberg Lammers Law Firm is proud to announce that it has been named Canvas Health’s Outstanding Community Contribution Award recipient for 2014.

The award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated, through its generous support and concern for the challenges in the community, which are central to the hope, healing…

The City of New Richmond names Nicholas Vivian, Eckberg Lammers Law Firm as City Attorney

December 19, 2014 - New Richmond, WI: At the recommendation of the Mayor and Finance Committee, the New Richmond City Council has named Nicholas Vivian, Eckberg Lammers Law firm, to fulfill the role of City Attorney.

This past October, the city sent out Request's for Proposal (RFP's) for attorney services and…

The City of Faribault names Eckberg Lammers as City Prosecutor

The Faribault City Council approved a recommendation to move forward with a new city prosecutor and has selected Eckberg Lammers Law firm to fulfill that role.

Eckberg Lammers Attorney Named Fellow Of The Wisconsin Law Foundation

Nick Vivian recognized for professional achievements & dedication to justice.

Eckberg Lammers Opens New Richmond Office

Expansion offers greater convenience and service for Western Wisconsin clients.

Eckberg Lammers’ Andrew Pratt earns prestigious Minnesota State Bar Association Specialist designation

MSBA certifies Pratt as a Certified Real Property Law Specialist.

Eckberg Lammers Attorneys Honored By Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine

5 attorneys receive 2014 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars designation.

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