NEWS & INSIGHTS

Planning for Your Pet After You’re Gone

Planning for Your Pet After You’re Gone

Do You Treat Your Pet Like Family? While you may treat your pet like family, the law doesn’t.  Many people don’t realize that if not specifically accounted for in an estate plan, a pet will be treated as any other personal property.  The repercussions can range from...

Duties of the Health Care Agent

In general, the duties of a health care agent under a Health Care Directive made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 145C are to make health care decisions for the principal when the principal, in the determination of the attending physician, lacks decision-making...

Duties of An Attorney-In-Fact

DUTIES OF AN ATTORNEY-IN-FACT (the person to whom a power of attorney is granted) In general, when someone (the principal) executes a power of attorney they grant the attorney-in-fact (the person to whom the power of attorney is granted) potentially broad powers to...

Duties and Powers of the Trustee

In general, a trustee’s duties are to administer the trust; specifically to hold, administer and distribute the assets of the trust estate in accordance with the trust agreement and applicable law. Various statutory provisions, portions of which are set forth below,...

Duties of the Personal Representative of The Estate

In general, a personal representative’s duties are to probate the decedent’s will; specifically to inventory and determine the value of the assets of the decedent’s estate, take possession of those assets, determine the liabilities of the estate and make arrangements...

The Death of a Company: Dissolution or Administrative Termination?

The Death of a Company: Dissolution or Administrative Termination?

A company’s existence begins when its Articles of Organization or Incorporation are filed with the Secretary of State. Intentionally or not, the life span of that company will vary. Companies cease business operations for a variety of reasons. Maybe there was a sale...

Cabin Pressure

If you have a cabin, it is likely that you’ve planned family weekends throughout this summer and are about now closing the cabin for the season. But have you put thought into how your cabin fits into your estate plan? If you have any thoughts about passing the cabin...