October 30, 2018

In our earlier post on guardianship and conservatorship for minor children, we discussed how to go about nominating a guardian and conservator for your children. But what happens when disability, incapacity, or incompetence renders an adult incapable of managing his or her own affairs?

Though guardianships have been around for quite some time, the first guardianship law in Minnesota appeared in 1958. The original purpose of gua...

October 9, 2018

If you’ve purchased real estate recently, you might not have received an Abstract of Title from the seller at the closing. An Abstract is a summary of the history of a parcel of real estate showing deeds, easements, mortgages, and other encumbrances going all the way back to the grant of title. An attorney typically uses an Abstract to draft a title opinion, which is a legal opinion setting out the current owners of property a...

October 3, 2018

“If something happens to you, what happens to your children?”

It’s a question no parent wants to think about, but it’s an important one to answer for parents who have minor children. Minor children are not granted full legal capacity until the they reach the age of majority, currently 18 years of age in Minnesota. This means that until the age of 18, children do not have the right to vote, own property, consent to medical treat...

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