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When there are questions regarding the executor of an estate

There are many times when Minnesota siblings disagree over a parent's estate. Working out estate matters can be complicated, especially if siblings disagree. When there are inheritance disagreements, it can be stressful, emotional and ultimately, no one wins.

Sibling disputes regarding power of attorney

Specifying a Minnesota power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning activities a person should do. A power of attorney has the job because it allows someone the ability to act on behalf of an incapacitated or deceased person. There is either a medical power of attorney who is charge of a person's medical treatments or a financial power of attorney who has financial power, including opening and closing bank accounts, paying bills, cashing checks, etc. Both of these tasks require the power of attorney to act on the best interest of their principal.

Aretha Franklin died without a will in place

Many Minnesota residents understand the importance of estate planning. Without having the proper legal documents in place, like a will or trust, a person's estate will go through probate, opening up a can of worms among their family members. Failing to plan for what happens to a person's assets upon their death can lead to many arguments among family members and a person's assets not going where the owner had intended.

Basics of diminished capacity

Aging baby boomers make up a large percentage of the population in Minnesota. As this group of adults continues to get older, diminished mental capacity continues to increase as well. Diminished capacity in older adults can affect a person's financial decisions that can affect their estate, leading to probate litigation.

Basics of elderly conservatorship

There are many Minnesota families who are taking care of an elderly family member. With a large portion of the population in their golden years, there are many who are suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, and other diseases where they can't take care of themselves. An elderly conservatorship is a way to ensure these people are taken care of.

New Minnesota law aims to protect seniors

There are many instances of seniors being taken advantage by people who wish to gain access to their finances. Fraud is a huge problem in Minnesota and it can be hard for seniors to understand when there is illegal activity occurring. A new law aims to protect senior citizens from fraud on their financial accounts.

Senior Safe Act

As we have discussed previously, elder abuse is a problem in Minnesota and across the country. Many states have tried to tackle this problem to keep vulnerable people safe.

Parents embroiled in fight over child's estate

Unfortunately, not every estate is settled peacefully in Minnesota. There are many times when an heir does not agree with the settlement and feels it wasn't fair. These situations are emotional and complicated and can lead to probate litigation. In a recent case, parents are fighting with each other over their son's estate.

We can help with business succession disputes

Many Minnesota residents own their own business. Small businesses make up an important part of the Minnesota economy. While some businesses have been in the same family for generations, every small business owner works hard to ensure their business succeeds. When it comes time for the business to pass to the next generation, probate litigation can arise.

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