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Estate Planning 101

Robin Williams’ Estate: Subject to California Probate?

by Kim Prchal August 19, 2014 Estate Planning 101

As everyone mourns the death of Robin Williams and reflects on his tremendous talents, we estate planning attorneys can’t help but wonder, did Robin Williams do any estate planning? It is apparent that Robin Williams […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Inherited IRAs

by Jamie Held July 17, 2014 Estate Planning 101

On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a divisive bankruptcy and estate planning case.  At issue was whether an individual retirement account (“IRA”) that a debtor inherited was exempt from the debtor’s […]

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Review, Review, Review!

by Jennifer Santini July 3, 2014 Estate Planning 101

When we assist clients with drafting their estate plans, we try to draft a plan that will grow and evolve with them overtime. However, this does not mean that clients should stick their plans into […]

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A New Development in Euthanasia

by Jamie Held July 1, 2014 Estate Planning 101

Earlier this year, the law making body in Belgium passed a law removing the age restriction on the country’s euthanasia law.  Belgium has allowed euthanasia since 2002.

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The Constant Fear of “Rejection” When Drafting Real Estate Deeds

by Kim Prchal June 25, 2014 Estate Planning 101

When drafting real estate deeds (even though the Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Blanks forms look relatively simple) there are several statutory-specific rules that inevitably lead to the return of your deed with a “rejection letter” from […]

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Grief

by Jayne Sykora June 9, 2014 Estate Planning 101

During the four years or so that Epilawg has been in existence, there have been countless posts about the guiding principle behind the purpose of this blog: figuring out how to best write your own […]

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Hello, My Name Is…

by Jennifer Santini May 28, 2014 Estate Planning 101

I spent the Memorial Day weekend out of town for a wedding and was joking with some of the other guests that the bride (who is my stepsister) will most likely hire someone to assist […]

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Estate Planning Myth #10: All Top Ten Lists have Ten Items

by Erika Stein Rosenhagen May 14, 2014 Estate Planning 101

While there are plenty of other myths I could include in this post, one overarching theme seems to be prevalent throughout: uniqueness. While it may seem like a given estate planning situation is vanilla, working […]

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Mother’s Day “must read” article

by Maggie Green May 12, 2014 Estate Planning 101

I have recommended Deborah Jacob’s in the past, but Advice for New Mothers – and Procrastinators is spot on. Covering all of the important estate planning issues for young parents, her advice mimics many of the suggestions I […]

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Estate Planning Myth #9: Trusts? Trusts are for billionaires

by Erika Stein Rosenhagen May 8, 2014 Estate Planning 101

Sure, billionaires may have trusts for charitable gifting, inter-generational wealth transfer, and asset protection purposes, but for many families, trusts assist in more mundane circumstances, too. They can be useful tools for managing judicial awards […]

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Estate Planning Myth #8: Prenuptial Agreements aren’t estate planning

by Erika Stein Rosenhagen May 6, 2014 Estate Planning 101

Why on earth is she talking about prenups in an estate planning blog?! Well, estate planning and ante-nuptial agreements go hand in hand, especially in second marriages and legacy planning. The prenup sets the minimum […]

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