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Estate Planning
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4 Reasons Why You Need to Develop an Estate Plan Did you know you have an estate? It’s true. Everything you own, including your car, furniture, investments, home, and bank accounts, falls under your estate. When you die, anything under your name needs to go somewhere. That’s where an estate plan comes in. If you...
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The Basics of Naming a Power of Attorney The term “power of attorney” (POA) refers to a legal document that allows another person to make decisions on your behalf. These decisions can be related to finances, healthcare, personal matters or real estate. Naming a power of attorney is an important part of estate planning. It...
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Everything You Need to Know About Transfer on Death Deeds If you own property, you may wonder what happens to it after you pass away. In Minnesota, you can use a legal document called a Transfer on Death (TOD) deed to transfer your real estate to a beneficiary of your choosing. A TOD deed or...
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Is There A Good Time To Estate Plan? No one knows what the future holds. That’s why it’s best to be prepared at all times. Nobody knows the best time to create a will, and that’s why  Estate planning can be complex, but we will go through the basics today. A will is a legal...
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Can A Long Distance Lawyer Work? You may have heard the phrase “all real estate is local,” meaning that no matter what you see in the national news if you’re looking for property, you need to talk to someone who knows the details of your local market. When hiring a lawyer to it is similar....
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Estate Planning
Who Can be an Executor? Technically, an executor is a man appointed to carry out the wishes of someone who has died and manage their estate. If a woman is chosen for this task, she is called an executrix. But for simplicity’s sake, we will refer to administrators of all genders as executors since this...
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Where To Begin With Estate Planning What if you are no longer able to control your assets due to health concerns? Your estate plan should detail who can access and manage your assets as your proxy. Ideally, this person or persons should be the same people who will eventually inherit your estate. Everyone should have...
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Estate Planning with a Lawyer
Do You Have A Will? Gifting and Estate Planning aren’t always top of mind. Estate planning is something you should think about long before retirement. There are several aspects to estate planning. Gifting is one of them. Gifts are subject to certain tax rules. Gifting assets can be beneficial to your estate in several ways....
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There will be times in your life when it will be necessary to have someone else sign paperwork on your behalf. Thankfully, the law provides a safe legal way to do this through something called power of attorney. Let’s look at some of these circumstances and what can be done to meet your needs. Power...
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Estate Planning Worksheet
A comprehensive estate plan is important to create and update during all phases of life. It protects your assets from unwanted distribution in the event of your death and clarifies your wishes on crucial topics like healthcare, power of attorney and child guardianship. Protect the people you love and the money you’ve worked hard for...
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