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Yep. Make Sure You Include Your Lawyer in Your Will (and other fanciful thoughts)

In 2011, Huguette Clark, wife of the late Senator Andrew Williams Clark, a copper magnate, died at the amazing age of 104.  Huguette had three apartments on New York’s Fifth Avenue, a mansion in Connecticut and a home in California.  And for the last 20 years of her life she lived in none of them.  […]

The Stealth Benefit – VA Pensions

© Field Law, P.A. 2015 Many veterans remain unaware today that if they have served their country during past “periods of war” they may be entitled to a pension from VA. No personal notice is ever sent to veterans advising them of this pension benefit so finding out about it is purely left to chance. […]

Don’t be a Princess Di When Attempting to be Generous After Death

As most of us know Princess Di died in a car crash in 1997. The world was stunned that someone of such youth and high profile would die in such a common fashion (in 2013 there were over 32,700 deaths in the U.S in and 1,713 deaths in the U.K.). This should serve as a […]

Transferring Real Estate without Going Through Probate

It wasn’t too long ago that one could easily say the largest asset in one’s estate was their home. However, with the significant downturn in the markets seven years ago many lost significant equity in their home to the point of even seeing their home go ‘upside down’, a phrase used to indicate owing more […]

6 Things You Should Know Before Going to Child Support Court

1. MATH DETERMINES THE CHILD SUPPORT AMOUNT IN MOST CASES, NOT HARD LUCK STORIES. The legislature in 2007 revamped the child support laws and created a mathematical formula to determine child support. To find it quickly just to go the resources page of and click “child support calculator”. The most material components you will need […]

I would love for the State of Minnesota to have my estate — Not!

Are you feeling generous? I will take the high road and presume that you are.  Good for you.  Minnesota ranks in the top half of states (#20) being the most charitable based upon tax return charitable contributions (2010 data). Some folks are generous in life and others, many others, are generous in death.  Being on the […]