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Minnesota Irrevocable Trusts

When making plans for your estate and how your affairs will be handled when you are gone, you will want to think carefully to choose an option that will best meet your needs. While many people are familiar with trusts, and trusts are growing in popularity over less secure wills, what many people are unaware… Read more »

Southern Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer For Juveniles

Your Teenage Son Has Been Charged With Drunk and Disorderly Conduct! The phone rings at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. You are alarmed, but not particularly disturbed because you know your 16-year old son is safe. He is staying over with his best friend, they love to play video games. But… it is the police…. Read more »

Minnesota Cabin Trusts – Who Gets the Family Cabin?

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, as they say, and around those lakes is probably 10 times that amount in family cabins. From small fishing shacks to luxurious modern cabins, Minnesotans live for weekends up at the cabin, and they can be a great place to build happy family memories. Unfortunately, all those happy… Read more »

What You Should Know About Special Needs Planning

Possibly there is or will be someone in your life, whether a child, sibling, grandparent, or another person, who will need help with financial management. If you have a loved one with disabilities, you may have concerns about planning for the future needs of the disabled individual. Because individuals with special needs may have a… Read more »

Southern Minnesota Assault Lawyers

Criminal Defense Representation With office locations in Northfield, Kenyon and Wanamingo, our law firm provides criminal defense representation to good people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Minnesota law defines assault in two ways. The first way is when you try to cause fear in someone. They must believe that you… Read more »

Trust Planning for Minors

Southern Minnesota Trust Planning Lawyers If you have minor children, you want to be sure that they are protected in the event of your death. You may have already drawn up a will. However, a will must be probated in court, and the terms of the will become a matter of public record. As part… Read more »

Understanding the Importance of Health Care Directives

Minnesota Health Care Directive Lawyers As part of your overall estate planning, one document which should be considered is a health care directive. Unfortunately, there is a lot of erroneous information about these directives which often prevent people from putting one in place. Health care directives are important and should be part of your plan,… Read more »

Estate Planning Considerations That Benefit From a Revocable Trust

Southern Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney For many who are ready to begin the estate planning process, they often think it involves simply creating a will. However, while a will is important, there often much more involved in the estate planning process. One option that you have is to create a revocable trust, but just the… Read more »

An Overview of Trusts

Minnesota Trusts Lawyers at Hero, Jorstad & Jacobsen You probably know you need a will for your estate planning needs. However, there are many estate planning advantages to having a trust. What is a trust and which type of trust will best serve your needs? What Is a Trust? A trust is a written agreement… Read more »

What Is Probate and Estate Administration?

Minnesota Probate & Estate Administration Lawyer Losing a loved one is a situation we know we must one day experience. Not only do we deal with the loss and emotional toll, but also with the many important steps involved in allowing the deceased to rest. Family and friends of deceased loved ones often wish to… Read more »