January 18, 2019

Often times when individuals execute advance directives, they have a preconceived notion of the aliment or incapacitating situation they might find themselves in, in the future. People also often execute these documents with the intent that they will not need to be used for quite some time.

One of the most popular advance directives is a health care directive. A health care directive allows an individual to appoint a designated...

January 8, 2019

With the aging population, estate planning has shifted to more than drafting a plan to devise your assets when you pass away. Planning for and protecting your assets from the high costs of nursing home and long-term care is a crucial issue that needs to be considered and evaluated in every estate plan.

Long-Term Care Facts

  • Seventy percent (70%) of people over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care in their lives...

January 3, 2019

Margaret Cook has joined the law firm as an Associate Attorney. Maggie has several years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and elder law. Welcome aboard, Maggie! ​Learn more about Maggie in this Q&A.

January 2, 2019

As estate planning attorneys, we help our clients identify goals that are important to them and their families and work to ensure that the documents we draft reflect those goals. We discuss everything from income tax, capital gains tax, and estate tax implications to charitable gifting to guardian and conservator designations and more. Many parents want an inheritance for a minor child protected and managed by someone they tru...

January 1, 2019

With a new year come new estate tax exemption rates. Although estate and gift taxes are sometimes thought of as taxes that do not change that much, that has definitely not been the case in recent memory. In fact, there have been fairly significant changes to either Minnesota or federal estate and gift tax exemptions, rates, and deductions every year for the past several years. We are not expecting any major changes in 2019, bu...

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