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We're Moving!

As of January 10, 2020, our Rochester office will be located at 1801 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55902. Our St. Charles office and office hours will remain unchanged. Read More
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It's a Girl!

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Alyssa K. Jerde gave birth to Elenora Taylor Jerde on December 20, 2019. Congratulations Alyssa and Calvin! Read More
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Allowable ways to Reduce…

Allowable ways to Reduce Assets for Medical Assistance Purposes

We’ve previously discussed the income and asset limits required in order to qualify for Medical Assistance. The asset limit for an individual is $3,000.00 and $6,000.00 for a couple. Thus, many individuals and couples are tasked with reducing exces… Read More
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Jason Wagner Profiled in Dairy Star: When should families develop a transition plan?

Jason Wagner was recently profiled in Dairy Star on family farm transition planning. You can read the article by clicking here. Read More
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SECURE Act Suddenly Expected to Pass; Stretch IRAs May Be No More

After passing in the House earlier this year, the SECURE Act stalled in the Senate. The SECURE Act is now expected to clear Congress and be on the President’s desk for signature by the end of this week. Among many profound changes to how retire… Read More
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Minnesota Passes New eCRV Law

The Minnesota legislature just passed a new law relating to Electronic Certificates of Value, more commonly known as “eCRVs”. Under the current legislation, an eCRV must be filed when Minnesota real property is sold or conveyed for consid… Read More
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Estate Administration 101…

Estate Administration 101: Transfer-on-Death Deeds and Medical Assistance Recovery

We’ve previously discussed how a Transfer-on-Death Deed (“TODD”) can be a good tool for avoiding probate and simplifying the estate administration process in certain circumstances. We know that in order to be valid, a TODD must expressl… Read More
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Estate Administration 101: What Happens to Debt After You Die?

When we talk about estate planning, we often talk about who should inherit your assets after you’ve passed away. But what happens if you die with debt? Will your loved ones be responsible for paying back your debt? The laws pertaining to the repaym… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Buyer Beware: Don’t Fall for Deceptive Real Estate Solicitation Scams

Our office provides a variety of real estate services, including title and closing services. Buying or selling real estate requires transferring title with a deed and recording it with the county recorder’s office in which the property is located.… Read More
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Elderly Waiver: Long-Term Care Planning for Assisted Living and Community-Based Services

We’ve previously discussed planning for long-term care in a nursing home. This post will focus on planning for long-term care when assisted living or community-based services are required. Elderly Waiver (“EW”) is a federal Medicaid waiver prog… Read More
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