Elder financial exploitation is a prevalent issue of increasing concern, and can occur a number of ways.  Elder financial exploitation occurs when someone who is authorized to manage an elder individual’s money makes unauthorized expenditure of funds, or fail to use funds for the elder’s needs.  It also occurs when someone without legal authority uses…

As an estate planning attorney, I have worked with individuals and couples who put off completing their estate plan out of anxiety regarding the process.  Oftentimes, they anticipate that the process of completing their estate plan will require a lot of paperwork and legwork on their end.  They are overwhelmed by the idea of planning…

­­­­­­­­­­­­ It is important to make certain that your estate plan is current and updated.  Very rarely do individuals just have one estate plan throughout their lives.  As things in your life change, sometimes your estate plan must change as well. Wills can be changed by drafting and executing a new one, or by amending…

There are not many things as Minnesotan as “a weekend up north at the cabin.”  I am originally from Iowa, but shortly after moving to Minnesota in 2006 I learned that Minnesotans live for weekends on “the lake” (whichever one of the 10,000 they have staked a claim on!), and that these “cabins” are often…

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