Blended Families Dealing With Probate
Blended families are very common in Minnesota today. Since there are so many families with stepparents and stepchildren, it is important to understand that estate planning must be adapted to protect blended families.
Unique Circumstances For Separated Couples
Every year, millions of married couples decide to go their separate ways. While their reasons may vary, some couples choose to live apart but do not go through the divorce process. Regardless of the reason, couples who separate but do not divorce can face unique circumstances if one of them passes away.
Obligations For Child Support
All too often when a parent dies who has minor children, the custodial parent loses out on child support. This is unfortunate but it can be handled in the probate proceeding. However, time is of the essence. The parent who takes care of the child or children should be vigilant to be sure that child support is paid even though the obligated parent is deceased.