It’s finally fall in Minnesota, and for some of us that means pulling out our hunting gear! November 4th marks the start of the 2023 deer hunting season for many in Minnesota who hunt with firearms. In my family, deer hunting season also traditionally marked the start of family and community gatherings that continued into…

“You never know what life is going to hold for you,” says George Broostin of his decision to work on his estate planning. “Unexpected things can happen no matter what your age.” At the time, George and his husband, Jake, were making a life transition that involved a big move. Like marriage and starting a…

“Single people sometimes get forgotten,” Jill Frey says when discussing estate planning. “I think a lot of times people think estate planning for single people is easier,” she adds, “but I think that maybe it’s harder. We don’t have a partner or kids to leave things to. We don’t have a partner to help us…

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Naming Guardians for Your Children One of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to estate planning can be who to name as guardians for your child/ren. After all, our children are our legacy. Yes, passing on your financial assets is important, but not nearly as important as planning…

When your child turns 18 and is no longer legally a minor — gulp! — estate planning can help you continue to support their spreading wings. Whether your young adult child is embarking on an exciting journey after high school or celebrating their 18th birthday milestone, this is a perfect time to engage in an…

Estate planning is often associated with married couples, but it’s just as crucial for couples who are not married. Whether you’re cohabitating — with or without children — or sharing real estate, taking proactive steps to protect your assets and ensure your loved ones’ well-being is essential. Laws vary by state, but in Minnesota, cohabitating…

We adore pets here at Schromen Law, so when it comes to planning for your future, we don’t want you to forget about your beloved pets. While pet owners may have plans in place for their human loved ones in the event of their death, they also need to consider the welfare of furry companions….

The Importance of Updating Your Estate Planning After Divorce  A crucial matter that often goes unnoticed or forgotten amidst the complexities of divorce is updating estate planning documents. Once a judge signs the final judgment and decree, it becomes essential for newly divorced couples to reassess and update their estate plans. The significance of updating…

During the initial stages of estate planning, one of the early questions you may face could be deciding between a will or a trust. Each person’s situation is unique, and your specific facts will determine the best course of action for you. It’s essential to note that estate planning is for all estates, so even…

When celebrities disinherit their heirs, it creates some juicy gossip and clickbait. Making this decision for yourself, however, can feel heavy and overwhelming. There are many reasons why you may choose to disinherit a child or relative. Maybe your heir has become financially successful and no longer needs the money from your estate. Perhaps you…

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