A Personal Representative (sometimes also referred to as an executor) is the person who is named in a will to manage the decedent’s affairs after death.   This role is an important one.  Oftentimes, understanding what the role entails can help in making the decision of who to name in your will to act as Personal Representative.  If you…

The idea of discussing your parent’s finances and estate planning can seem overwhelming and incredibly intimidating.  After all, this is oftentimes the type of questions parents ask their children – not the other way around.  However, as challenging as it can be to initiate this conversation, it is important to do so in order to…

The manner in which you own shared property in Minnesota may impact your estate planning goals.  It is important to know how your shared property is owned, and what that means in terms of what will happen with your interest should you die. Two common ways to own property in Minnesota are: 1) as “joint…

With more transactions taking place, and accounts being managed, online – it has become increasingly important for individuals to do at least some element of digital asset planning as part of their estate plan.  Perhaps the most basic level of this type of planning includes having a plan in place for how to communicate what…

Bringing up the topic of estate planning with parents is something that many people avoid.  It is an awkward, seemingly morbid, conversation to start with aging parents.  You may fear your parents will feel you are invading their privacy, or assessing your inheritance prematurely.  However, it is an incredibly important and necessary conversation to start. “Hey,…

With the soaring cost of higher education, and the increased amount of people requiring loans to meet high tuition costs, it is very important to be informed and aware of the stipulations regarding loan repayment. While not many want to think of their mortality, awareness surrounding their student loan debt, and the implications it may…

Planning for your child begins early, and carries on throughout their life. For parents of a child with a disability, the degree of planning and preparation needed increases. Creating an estate plan tailored to the needs of your child could not only provide security and peace of mind for you, but also for your child….

Many people agree with the saying that dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Our pups become full-fledged members of our families, and may even be treated like our children. So, just like there is custody and mediation regarding children when a couple is going through a separation or divorce, there are also custody battles…

Schromen Law, LLC is excited to introduce legal intern, Joelle Beyer!  Joelle is from a northern suburb of the Twin Cities, and graduated this spring from Winona State University with her Bachelor’s in Legal Studies, and minor in Women and Gender Studies. I was originally connected with Joelle through a professor at Winona State.  As…

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