Travel with your Legal Documents

Many Minnesotan’s are ‘snowbirds’, meaning that they live or travel to warmer parts of North America during the winter months.  It’s important for snowbirds to carry a copy of your legal documents with you, for example you should always travel with a copy of your Advanced Health Care Directive, and your Power of Attorney documents. 

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Estate Planning for Parents of Young Children

Estate Planning for Parents of Young Children

Legal Updates

It’s important for parents of young children to think about estate planning.   No one can predict the future, therefore it’s helpful to plan for someone to look after your children in the event anything should happen that would render you unable to care for them.  Designating a guardian in the event of your death or incapacity is an important part of estate planning. 

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Neil Jensen

Undivided Interest in Real Estate

Undivided interest in real estate is when an heir passes away the property is divided equally among the beneficiaries.  Farms in particular can be an issue for the beneficiaries because farms tend to have a low basis when purchased or inherited several decades ago, now has a significant gain. 

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Neil Jensen

Introducing Jason Lee

Jason Lee is joining the Melchert Hubert Sjodin team in our Hutchinson office.  Jason is originally from Florida, spent time serving in the U.S. Army and relocated to Minnesota. Jason will be practicing in estate planning, trust administration and real estate.

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Neil Jensen

What’s New

At the start of the year it’s a good idea to review your advanced health care directives.  This is particularly true if you are experiencing health problems. 

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Neil Jensen

Questionable Families

Legal Updates

Who should I name as my power of attorney?  Often this is your spouse, what about a backup?  What should you do if your children don’t get along, or have conflicting opinions on how the estate should be handled?

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