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Estate Planning for a Second Marriage and Blended Family

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Often individuals in a second marriage with a blended family have different goal and concerns when it comes to estate planning than individuals in a first marriage.  In a first marriage, most individuals will want their entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, and upon the death of their surviving spouse, equally to their… Read more »


Renewing a Judgment in Minnesota

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A judgment for money in Minnesota does not survive indefinitely. Instead, a judgment only survives for ten years after its entry and any action to collect after that ten-year time frame is disallowed. Does that leave a party who obtained a judgment but was unable to collect within ten years out of luck? Fortunately, the… Read more »


Minnesota’s New Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill

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Minnesota’s new Cohabitation Alimony Reform Bill (HF 1333), which was passed with overwhelming support in both the Minnesota legislative house and senate, went into effect on August 1, 2016.  This law applies to individuals that were married, divorced and are now cohabitating with another adult, but are still receiving alimony from their ex-spouse.  The idea… Read more »


What is a Transfer on Death Deed and How can it Help You?

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A Transfer on Death Deed, commonly abbreviated as “TODD”, is an estate planning tool that allows you to transfer your real estate upon your death to your chosen recipients without the necessity of a probate court proceeding, with its attendant cost and hassle.  Unlike an outright transfer of the real estate while you are alive,… Read more »


The Importance of Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples in Minnesota

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Today, an increasing number of couples are choosing to remain unmarried or delay marriage for a variety of reasons. While estate planning is important for everyone over 18 years of age, it is particularly important for unmarried couples because they do not have the same protections that spouses do under Minnesota law. Without an estate… Read more »


Modification of Parenting Time in Minnesota

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When parents of minor children divorce, they will generally agree to a specific parenting time (visitation) schedule between the parents and the minor children, of if they cannot agree, the court will generally set a specific parenting time schedule. However, as children grow up and circumstances change, the parenting time schedule initially ordered may no… Read more »


Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

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An increasing number of couples are choosing to enter into prenuptial or antenuptial agreements prior to getting married. An antenuptial agreement is a contract between prospective spouses that is entered into before the date of the wedding that allows them to determine or limit the rights each of them will have in the other’s property… Read more »


Modification of Custody in Minnesota

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As your children grow up and the circumstances of the parties change, the custody ordered in your divorce or custody case by the court may no longer work for your family. It is possible to modify the provisions of custody order, but you must meet the legal standards for modification. The primary grounds for a… Read more »


Prince Didn’t Have a Will. Do You?

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Many people were surprised to find out that Prince did not have a will given the fortunes he amassed, but he is in good company. The American Bar Association estimates that 55% of all Americans do not have a will or estate plan in place. This likely boils down to procrastination. Nobody likes to confront… Read more »