It’s a New Year, and for many people that means a time to regroup and reset. It’s a time to reflect on finances, health, habits and goals – and to visualize what you would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. Most common New Year’s goals include improving health, increasing exercise, and making better financial…

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…

So, you’re married! You have found the one you wish to have and to hold, you are freshly relaxed from your honeymoon, and now you’re wondering “What’s next?”  Schromen Law, LLC would advise that it is the perfect time to set up an appointment to update or create your estate plan. Here is a helpful…

Estate planning is crucial to personal financial management, so it is astounding that a majority of Americans do not have an estate plan in place. Why do so many people avoid this important process in planning for their future? The impact of deciding to not create an estate plan can result in significant court and…

After finishing high school, many graduates are focusing on planning for college.  Such planning includes choosing classes, buying supplies and items for classes as well as their dorm room or apartment, and preparing to move away from home for the first time – sometimes even across the country.  It can be exciting, stressful, and overwhelming…

Evon M. Spangler, partner at Spangler & de Stefano, PLLP, is a business attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota.  When I represent clients who are business owners in drafting their estate plan, they oftentimes need to work with a business attorney to ensure there is a succession plan for their business.  One way to do this…

With rapid advancements in technology, more “every day” things are being managed online, or through apps on cell phones.  Bills may be received by email, and paid securely online.  Documents can be stored in secure clouds or “online vaults.” It is important to make sure your loved ones are aware of what digital assets you…

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