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The Tragically HIPAA-Less…

The Tragically HIPAA-Less: Why Keeping Estate Plans up up Date is so Important

Even the most thoughtful, well-crafted estate plan can become a disaster without proper maintenance. The reason is simple: life is change. Some of that change stems from our own choices. Some of it does not. In the estate planning context, HIPAA waiv… Read More
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Don't Blow Your Retiremen…

Don't Blow Your Retirement Savings on Your Child's Divorce!

It’s common to hear about parents breaking the bank to pay for a child’s dream wedding; comedic movies and TV shows have even been built around this premise. But nobody makes a show about parents who go broke paying for their child’… Read More
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How Can a Grandparent or…

How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

Children need love, guidance, care, and protection. Usually parents provide that care, often with the support of other adults in the child’s life. But as we all know, there are times when biological parents, for whatever reason, aren’t in… Read More
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How Divorce Affects Your…

How Divorce Affects Your Retirement

The prevalence of so-called “gray divorce” is increasing: more and more people are choosing to divorce in their fifties, sixties, and even beyond. They may have stayed together “for the sake of the children” and decided to par… Read More
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Three Things to Remember When Your Parents Pay for Your Divorce

We’ve all heard the statistic: roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. This translates to one divorce every thirteen seconds, and well over 6,000 divorces every single day. Looking at the big picture, divorce is a com… Read More
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How to (Emotionally) Support Your Adult Child Through A Divorce (and Survive it Yourself)

Everyone understands that divorce is hard on the couple whose marriage is ending, and of course for any children they may have. Fewer people think about the impact of a divorce on the parents of the divorcing husband and wife, but watching your adult… Read More
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Karon Waivers: Why You Must Talk to an Attorney Before You Waive the Right to Modify Spousal Maintenance

We’ve already discussed in this space the basics of awarding spousal maintenance in Minnesota, but we’ve touched only briefly on the concept of modifying spousal maintenance.  Normally, once an award of spousal maintenance has been gran… Read More
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Minnesota Spousal Maintenance 101: What You Need to Know

What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal maintenance is simply what used to be known as alimony. In Minnesota, there are two types of spousal maintenance:  Short-Term or Temporary Spousal Maintenance is paid to one spouse by another for a specified pe… Read More
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Minimizing Impact of Divorce on a Small Business

Divorce can be a challenging period of transition in the life of any individual.  People are surrounded by emotion and anxiety as legal and financial matters are sorted out.  It can take time for the couple to adapt to a new phase in their lives. … Read More
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