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Designating Authority for Business Owners

by Jennifer Santini August 12, 2014 Business

I know, I know… you have read it over and over again here on Epilawg that it is important to have documents in place for times of incapacity. Yet, as Jayne Sykora and I just […]

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10 Items To Remember Heading Into 2014

by Jennifer Santini December 24, 2013 Estate Planning 101

There are a few items we wanted to remind you about as we wrap up the end of the year and look towards 2014. In no particular order they are: 1. Don’t forget that Minnesota […]

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUNG ADULTS…REALLY?

by Jamie Held November 27, 2013 Estate Planning 101

If you have a young adult child coming home for the holidays, the Thanksgiving table might serve as a good opportunity to talk with them about estate planning.   While most young adults do not own […]

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Estate Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation

by Erika Stein Rosenhagen November 12, 2013 Estate Planning 101

While long proven to be a delectable meal, a sandwich as applied to the “sandwich generation” is significantly less appealing. For many of us, we are facing a time where our parents and our children […]

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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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Summary of changes to the MN Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney

by Maggie Green June 19, 2013 Estate Planning 101

Minnesota’s legislators have been busy working up new and exciting changes to Minnesota’s estate planning landscape. Perhaps less controversial and less exciting, (and, some would argue, more concrete) than the new Minnesota Gift Tax, this […]

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Successor Attorney-in-Fact

by Jayne Sykora April 11, 2013 Estate Planning 101

One goal of estate planning is to plan for the unforeseen. To do this, in most estate planning documents, a successor is typically named for each primary role. That way, if the primary person(s) that […]

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Obligations & Liabilities of Attorneys-in-Fact

by Jayne Sykora March 14, 2013 Estate Planning 101

In previous posts, the importance of having a Power of Attorney has been discussed (see Maggie Green‘s “The Power of Attorney In Real Life” and my post “Powers of Attorney: The Basics”). In general, the […]

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Do I Still Need An Estate Plan?

by Jennifer Santini January 23, 2013 Estate Planning 101

Some people continue to ask why they need an estate plan, especially since Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which made the $5 million federal estate tax exemption permanent. The question is often, “If […]

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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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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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