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Organizing Your Accounts and Passwords

by Maggie Green March 5, 2014 Estate Planning 101

I emphasize to all of my estate planning clients the importance of keeping track of your assets, what they are, where they are located, etc. The reason: a Will or Trust instructs your Personal Representative […]

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Avoiding Power of Attorney Abuse

by Maggie Green July 26, 2013 Incapacity Planning

In a previous post I spelled out the basics of the changes made to Minnesota’s Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney that will take effect January 1, 2014. As I mentioned, many of these changes […]

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Uncomfortable Conversations

by Jamie Held July 23, 2013 Estate Planning 101

When speaking with my elderly clients I encourage them to have conversations with their children about their wishes.  Upon the mention of this suggestion, I have witnessed the change in demeanor of many.  I go […]

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TED Talks: Prepare For A Good End Of Life

by Jennifer Santini June 17, 2013 Estate Planning 101

I recently came across this TED Talk by Judy MacDonald Johnston and thought she did such a great job starting the discussion on end-of-life planning that I had to share it with our readers. The video […]

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The Tolls of Caregiving

by Mike Westling February 12, 2013 Guest Articles

Given the prevalent role families play in providing long-term care, insurance may not always seem necessary. However, as briefly discussed in my last post on the basics of long-term care insurance, the true value of […]

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Long Term Care: Are You Prepared?

by Mike Westling November 5, 2012 Guest Articles

One of the main goals at Epilawg is to help you plan your own epilogue to your life. Many of the posts here discuss passing on what you’ve accumulated during your lifetime to your loved […]

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End of Life Decisions with a Guardianship

by Jamie Held October 29, 2012 Incapacity Planning

Earlier this month, a Hennepin County District Court Judge addressed the questions, “Who has the power to decide if a person under guardianship should be allowed to die?  Should it be the guardian …?  Should […]

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Digital assets and your fiduciaries

by Maggie Green October 19, 2012 Estate Planning 101

Here on Epilawg, we already have great articles about the estate planning for social media accounts and the importance of having an estate plan that addresses ownership of digital art. This article will address the importance of giving fiduciaries […]

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Guardianship Basics

by Mary Szondy October 17, 2012 Guest Articles

What is a Guardianship? A guardianship is a determination by the Court that a person (proposed ward) is incapacitated.  The judge must make this decision based upon clear and convincing evidence. “Incapacitated person” means an […]

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The “Power of Attorney” in Real Life

by Maggie Green September 25, 2012 Estate Planning 101

Some clients know how important the Power of Attorney document is. They may have acted as attorney-in-fact for a spouse or an elderly relative. Or they may have experienced first hand the challenges created when […]

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Special Needs Trusts

by Jayne Sykora March 30, 2012 Estate Planning 101

Earlier this month,  Supplemental Needs Trusts were discussed. Today, we’ll focus on Special Needs Trusts. A Special Needs Trust is a tool in which a person with a disability is able to retain their assets […]

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