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Why Is A Health Care Directive Important-Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney

Who Will Make Health Care Decisions On Your Behalf?

A Health Care Directive is a document that directs medical treatment and medications you would want to receive when you become disabled and cannot express your own wishes.

Special Needs Trusts For Estate Planning-Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney

Parents With A Special Needs Child

A family with a son or daughter that is dealing with autism, Down syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, or other special needs faces an enormous challenge for the care and support of the child. Proper care can be both expensive and time consuming. So what happens to the child, when you, the parent, passes away or becomes incapacitated?

Estate Planning By The Book-Cinderella

What Happens If Your Spouse Remarries?

Do you remember back when you were a child and Mom or Dad would read you a bedtime story? As you were tucked into bed, all sorts of characters and creatures would float through your imagination. Often, these stories held an important lesson or message for kids. However, there are lessons for adults in these stories as well. In today's episode of "Estate Planning by the Book", we will examine the story of Cinderella.

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.

Is My Brother Misusing Money Belonging To Our Elderly Grandmother

Brother Takes Care Of Grandmother's Finances

Mary lives in Saint Paul with her grandmother Marjorie, whom she has taken care of for the past four years. Her brother, Richard, offered to take care of Marjorie's finances so the grandmother signed a power of attorney for Richard to take care of her assets and monthly bills. Things went well for several months.

Senior Woman Wants To Protect Her Estate After New Marriage

Senior Woman Meets New Man

Elizabeth is a senior woman. She is a very independent person and has been diligent in saving money throughout her entire life. Her husband Albert died five years ago. After his passing, Elizabeth was very lonely until she met Ronald, whose wife Audrey died three years ago.

Are You Making These Mistakes On Your Social Security?

Half Of All Eligible Americans Are Filing For Social Security

According to recent studies, half of all eligible Americans, apparently worried about the future of social security or the current economy, are filing for social security at the earliest they can, namely 62 years of age.

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