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February 2012 Archives

Non-Traditional Families Are the New Tradition

Times Have Changed

Remember the TV sitcoms from the 1950s and '60s that are now being rerun on late night TV? The TV shows "Ozzie and Harriet" or "Leave it to Beaver" both told stories of families consisting of a husband and wife and their two children. These programs portrayed what is called the traditional family in America. That was years ago and things have changed a lot since then.

(Probate Issues 2 of 5) Isn't the Probate Attorney The Lawyer For The Whole Family?

Minnesota-Probate-Attorney-Image-Isnt-The-Probate-Attorney-Hired-For-The-Whole-Family.pngA Very Common Misconception

A common misconception that many Minnesota families have during a probate proceeding is to assume that the lawyer hired by the executor is there to represent all family members.  This is not so.

(Probate Issues 1 of 5) Will the Probate Court Investigate Improper Actions of the Executor?

Will The Court Look Into It?

When the executor of the estate delays on administration or does things which some of the heirs think is wrong, can the heirs call or write the court to have the court look into it? As a general matter, under Minnesota Law the court usually will not intervene in most probate cases.

(Probate Issues 2 of 5) Isn't the Probate Attorney The Lawyer For The Whole Family?

A Very Common Misconception

A common misconception that many Minnesota families have during a probate proceeding is to assume that the lawyer hired by the executor is there to represent all family members. This is not so.

My Doctor Said I Will Die Soon-Should I Give Away My Possessions?

A Major Decision To Make

When a person is informed by their medical professional that he or she is going to die soon, one of the major issues that he or she has to face is how to handle their bank accounts, retirement plans, real estate, and other assets.

Does Your Living Will Really Protect You and Your Family?

An Important Estate Planning Document

One of the most important estate planning documents is your Living Will. A Living Will directs what medical treatment and medications you should receive when you become disabled and cannot express your own wishes. Living Wills are designed to protect you and your family.

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