How to Limit Your Minnesota Estate Taxes

How to Limit Your Minnesota Estate Taxes

Does Your Estate Plan Limit Minnesota Estate Taxes?  If Not, Here are Some Things for Married Minnesota Residents and Nonresident Minnesota Property Owners To Consider Minnesota is an equal opportunity estate taxing authority: it taxes residents and nonresidents...
Beyond rivalry:  Talking about money with siblings

Beyond rivalry: Talking about money with siblings

Insights from the Ameriprise Financial Family Wealth Checkup study Key Points Nearly two-thirds of siblings talk about money with each other While financial conflicts are rare, they usually involve issues regarding parents Uniting to deal with money issues can help...

IRS Blesses 2nd Marriage Planning Technique for IRA

The following article was written by Charles (Chuck) Rubin for JDsupra.com.  It details a new estate planning technique approved by the IRS that may prove useful to individuals in second marriages. A common issue in planning for marriages with prior children is how to...
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...