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A Creditor Placed A Judgment Against Dad Before He Passed Away

The Probate Process In Minnesota

The Minnesota Probate process provides an orderly process to receive, evaluate, and accept (or reject) credit card or other debt claimed against the decedent. There are a number of exemptions that the executor and their attorney should carefully considerbefore paying any of the debts or bills of the decedent.

Probate Issues (3 of 5)-Can A Landlord Collect Rent From A Deceased Tenant?

A Challenging Time

When a Loved One passes away, it can be a very challenging time for the family. During this time, details can be easily overlooked, and money can be lost. In fact, this is often one of the most important times for managing the estate.

Your Stake In The North Dakota Oil Boom

The North Dakota Petroleum Rush

In the late 1960's, I worked for a short time in the Williston, North Dakota, area when the previous oil boom was underway. That boom was big then, but the new petroleum rush in the Bakken Formation is enormous. The Bakken Formation contains twice the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia and three times as much as Texas. Recently developed "fracking" technology has made previously inaccessible petroleum open to drilling.

Mom Is Getting Married Again-Will I Lose My Inheritance?

A Minnesota Family Is Thinking About Mom

Today I'd like to tell you a story about a Minnesota family that is concerned about their mother. Three adult children, whom I'll call Judy, Jerry, and Jackie all live in the south metro area of the Twin Cities. Their Dad died a few years ago and their Mom has struggled with the loneliness from his passing. Over the past two years, Mom has been seeing a nice fellow at the senior citizens center where she lives. Recently Mom shocked her children when she announced that she and the new fellow, Hubert, plan to marry.

A Creditor Placed A Judgment Against Dad Before He Passed Away

The Probate Process In Minnesota

The Minnesota Probate process provides an orderly process to receive, evaluate, and accept (or reject) credit card or other debt claimed against the decedent. There are a number of exemptions that the executor and their attorney should carefully consider before paying any of the debts or bills of the decedent.

Probate Issues (3 of 5)-Can A Landlord Collect Rent From A Deceased Tenant?

A Challenging Time

When a Loved One passes away, it can be a very challenging time for the family. During this time, details can be easily overlooked, and money can be lost. In fact, this is often one of the most important times for managing the estate.

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