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Disposition of Remains: A Difficult, but Necessary Discussion

by Erin Hoolihan April 30, 2013 Estate Planning 101

What happens when one dies without a Health Care Directive and has specific wishes regarding the disposition of his or her body? What happens when a dispute occurs amongst remaining loved ones who have differing […]

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Pre-Planning for Death: Part 3

by Jill Sauber November 9, 2012 Estate Planning 101

This is the final post in a three part series on pre-planning for your death. In the first part, terms related to pre-planning for your death were defined. In the second part, exactly what happens […]

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Pre-Planning for Death: Part 2

by Jill Sauber October 24, 2012 Estate Planning 101

This is the second in a three part series on pre-planning for your death. In the first part, terms related to pre-planning for your death were defined. In this part, exactly what happens to your […]

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Pre-Planning for Death: Part 1

by Jill Sauber October 2, 2012 Guest Articles

This is the first in a three part series on pre-planning for your death. This series is written by Jill Sauber, a current law student and licensed mortician.    People often segue into talking about […]

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QR Codes … for Estate Planning?

by Jamie Held August 3, 2012 Estate Planning 101

QR codes, those squares made of square dots arranged in a pattern that you scan with your smart phone, are popping up everywhere these days.  Consequently, I was not at all surprised when I saw […]

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Mom, Dad, are your financial affairs in order?

by Jamie Held July 13, 2012 Estate Planning 101

While speaking to clients regarding their estate plan, the topic of conversation often shifts to … “I wonder if my parents have done any planning?” As we get further into the discussion of expenses – […]

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What Happens To Debt At Death?

by Jayne Sykora March 1, 2011 Estate Planning 101

Since I am an estate planning attorney, clients, family, friends, and even strangers, often ask about what happens to any debt they may have at their deaths. Most often, people are concerned about whether loved […]

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A Brief Overview of the History of Funerals

by Jayne Sykora January 25, 2011 Estate Planning 101

Death may be universal, but how it has been handled varies significantly from culture to culture. Below is a very small sampling: Ancient Egypt Funerals, or the rituals surrounding death, were at the heart of […]

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Laid to Rest in a Casket for All of Eternity? Not Necessarily. . .

by Jayne Sykora December 7, 2010 Incapacity Planning

For those that wish to be buried as opposed to cremated, take note that there are many options available for your burial, at least if you want to be buried in Minnesota. Minnesota statutes do not […]

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Benefits for Veterans and Servicemembers

by Tyler White November 11, 2010 Estate Planning 101

People join the military for a variety of reasons. For some, enlisting is a family tradition. Others join out of a strong sense of patriotism. And some folks have just watched too many war movies […]

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