Elderly couple looking over a living will.

What Should You Include in a Living Will?

Living wills and other advance health care directives provide instructions regarding your medical treatment preference should you be incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes for yourself. These critical legal documents are not just for the elderly. They are not just for the infirm. They are for everyone because life happens. The unexpected happens. Accidents…

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Grounds for Contesting a Will

A will is a legal instrument utilized to, among other things, establish the terms of distributing the assets of a decedent’s estate to his or her heirs. In some instances, an heir or beneficiary may be upset with the terms of the will or may think the will does not accurately reflect the true wishes…

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Is a Pour-Over Will Right for You?

Estate planning can be complicated. One of the biggest reasons it can be so difficult is that there is so much at stake: your legacy, your assets, and the well-being of your heirs. Another reason is that the terminology is often very confusing. If you are not an estate planning attorney, you likely do not…

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

A will sets out whom you would like to get your property when you pass away. It also appoints someone who will settle your estate on your behalf. While you can certainly plan your estate without a will, a will is often considered one of the most basic estate planning tools that you can use….

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I Just Moved to Minnesota. Do I Need a New Will?

A Minneapolis Estate Planning Attorney Discusses How Moving to Minnesota Affects Your Estate Plan Minnesota’s economy is booming with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and this means that people are moving here to take advantage of our great standard of living. As a result, I often receive calls from people asking…

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Executors Fees

An executor’s fee is the amount charged by the person who has been appointed as the executor of the probate estate for handling all of the necessary steps in the probate administration. Therefore, if you have been appointed an executor of someone’s estate, you might be entitled to a fee for your services.  This fee…

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