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Avoiding Probate Just Got Simpler

Let’s face it.  No one intentionally wants to go through probate.  For experienced attorneys, going through probate is no big deal.  But your heirs might not like it.  It will cost your estate and delay matters.  A smaller, uncontested probate can run $4,000 to $6,000 on average.  And it can take 9 months to 1 […]

My Bio Can No Longer Say “Fatherless Kid”

If you have taken the time to read my bio attached to my law office website you will see that I provide you with a little history about how I got the idea to become a lawyer and a little insight into my upbringing. Well, I am excited to say that one statement I made […]

Power of Attorneys: Explained & Simplified

We have all heard of Powers of Attorneys.  But are we really aware of what they are, what they do and even how many of them exist?  We have Power of Attorneys for finances and Power of Attorneys for healthcare issues.  Does it matter if I have a “Short Form Power of Attorney” instead of […]

So, How’s That Virtual Business Going?

Some of you may know that back on June 1, 2016, my legal assistant, Suzanne, and I ventured into the world of a virtual business existence with my estate planning and probate practice.  We both have home offices and routinely communicate with one another from there via a cloud-based, encrypted system called “MyCase”.  Sure we […]

My First Experience With Uber Won’t Be My Last

“But dad, I’m going to be late for school!”  Such was the cry of my 18 year old daughter on her 3rd day of community college PSEO classes.  We were in downtown Anoka conducting some bank business, ironically for the purpose of getting her a car, when poof!, gone was my vehicle and I’m stranded […]

You Can Expect to Inherit More Due to Recent Legislative Changes

On May 22, 2016 the Governor signed into law the following provisions (which take effect August 1, 2016) which will put more money into the pocket of heirs: For 2nd marriage spouses, this will interest you. In cases where there is no Will or estate plan, you can now take $225,000 off the top of […]

First 60 days of “Virtual Office” Existence for Field Law, P.A.

About a year ago I left the practice of “family law” to focus my law practice strictly on estate planning and probate. I teamed up with WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, two national, topshelf, estate planning and elder law planning support services companies, to provide my clients with quality, comprehensive and up-to- date services. In preparation for […]

Do You Have the Wrong Power of Attorney?

If you have ever consulted with your financial advisor or estate planning attorney you have probably heard the phrase “Will Package”. A Will Package typically refers to a Will, Healthcare Directive and a Power of Attorney offered at a discount if purchased at one time. Some attorneys have recently added a fourth document to the “package” called a […]

Change of Address for Field Law, P.A.

Starting June 1, 2016, Field Law, P.A. will be conducting business via a virtual office. In the past year Field Law, P.A. has established client meeting locations in Roseville, Maple Grove and Cambridge, in addition to having a home office in Anoka. With mandatory state required efiling now occurring throughout the state and with my […]

Who’s Going to Get Your Boat?

In Minnesota, we love our boats. With 15,000 lakes to choose from it’s no wonder that in 2014 Minnesota ranked # 2 in boat registrations in the country (and no, Alaska isn’t 1st—it’s actually Florida).  Minnesota has 809,000 boats registered!  The boats come in all forms—ski boats, power boats, cabin cruisers, yachts, sailboats, pontoons and, […]