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Transferring Assets after Death

Attorney Jennifer A. Gumbel explains how we help transfer assets after someone has passed away in the video below. Providing as much information as possible early on in the process helps our attorneys with the legal process. Subscribe to our YouTube… Read More
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Farm Succession Planning

For farmers in Southeastern Minnesota, the family farm is more than just the land and business – it is a way of life. Attorneys Jennifer Gumbel and Jason Wagner discuss our approach to farm succession planning in this video. Planning for the ne… Read More
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Obtaining court records online just became a lot easier

The Minnesota Judicial Branch just launched Minnesota Court Records Online (MCRO), an online platform for publicly and freely accessing district court records. This is part of a years-long project of the Minnesota judicial system to provide greater o… Read More
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The Estate Planning Process: Where to Begin?

We often hear from new clients that they don’t know where to begin with the estate planning process. By the time we are finished, though, our clients often say, “if I knew this was going to be so easy, I would have done this years ago!… Read More
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How to Own Your Real Estate

Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the type of real estate you own. Below, we take a look at the differen… Read More
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Thirteen Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

Estate planning—it is an incredibly important tool, not just for the ultra wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every adult should do. Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals,… Read More
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What Happens to an LLC when the Owner Dies?

Death is almost always a complicated event for the survivors, who have not only emotional but also logistical considerations to manage. However, when an owner (typically called a member) of a limited liability company (LLC) dies, it exacerbates the d… Read More
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My Will does not Mention my Cemetery Lot, What Happens to it?

The basic starting point of any estate plan is a Will. A Will allows one to express their wishes on how they would like their property to be distributed after their death, while also identifying the individual they would like to manage their estate u… Read More
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529 Plans and Estate Planning

May 29 is National 529 Day! Section 529 Plans are not only a great way to save for college, they are also an essential estate planning tool as well. Minnesota adds some tax incentives to make this an even more attractive option. What is a 529 plan? A… Read More
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Everyone Has an Estate Pl…

Everyone Has an Estate Plan, Even if by Default

Everyone has an estate plan. Even if you have never been to visit an estate planning attorney, the assets that you own will – one way or another – find their way to someone else upon your death. There are, in general, three basic ways tha… Read More
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