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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]