Estate planning is the legal process of preparing for the future. Though it can feel morbid to think about what will happen when you die, estate planning will make everything easier for your loved ones. Creating a plan shows you care about them and makes it straightforward for family or friends to follow your wishes. Estate planning covers many different legal aspects, which will be different...Read More
The domestic violence statistics in the United States are disturbing. In Minnesota, domestic violence affects one in four women and is the leading cause of injury to women. It is hard to imagine that so many people, specifically women and children, have to live through cycles of domestic violence each day. Abusive relationships and violent partners can lead to domestic violence. Abuse is a...Read More
Generally, people don’t like to talk about their own death, much less plan for it. Although it’s only human to fear the end of your life, you should still be aware of the consequences for your loved ones that outlive you, especially if you have debt. Have you ever thought about what happens to debt when you die? Or what debts are forgiven at death–if any?
There are a myriad of ways to take care of your belongings and assets before you die to ensure they go to the right people and are properly cared for. Wills and trusts are the two most common ways to do this. A will outlines how a person wants their estate to be dealt with after they die and who they want to deal with it. A trust is a fiduciary relationship. It is a legal entity a person...Read More
Most people have strong opinions about how they would like to be treated in an emergency medical situation. Especially if this emergency means they’re unconscious and can’t be consulted about life-altering decisions. It is for situations like this that everyone needs to have a living will.
If you’re wondering, “What is a living will? Why is it important to...Read More
No one starts a romantic relationship thinking their partner is abusive. In fact, abusive behavior can appear loving and affectionate at first, making it hard to tell whether or not a relationship will become abusive. Sadly, an abusive partner’s conduct usually comes from a need to assert dominance and control. What initially felt like love and affection quickly turns aggressive and dark....Read More