May 28, 2020

May 29 is National 529 Day! Section 529 Plans are not only a great way to save for college, they are also an essential estate planning tool as well. Minnesota adds some tax incentives to make this an even more attractive option.

What is a 529 plan?

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings account that is intended to be used for college expenses. The plans are administered by each state (including Minnesota), and a family can inves...

May 15, 2020

Everyone has an estate plan. Even if you have never been to visit an estate planning attorney, the assets that you own will - one way or another - find their way to someone else upon your death. There are, in general, three basic ways that assets pass after someone has died. Proper estate planning takes all of these into account to ensure your wishes are followed. 

An effective estate planning attorney can ensure your assets ar...

May 7, 2020

There are several local employers who are now offering ARAG legal insurance to their employees. If you have coverage, you likely had to sign up for the plan during open enrollment in November, with benefits starting in January 2020. As a plan member, you have coverage for a variety of legal matters. 

Attorneys Alyssa Jerde and Maggie Cook are now Network Attorneys with ARAG and are providing Estate Planning services through the...

May 5, 2020

Having an updated last will and testament is more important than ever, especially now. However, a will that is made online or at home, poorly created, or not frequently updated can be vulnerable to contestation.

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