estate planning

End-of-Life Planning: What Should You Have in Place Before You Die?

Thinking about the end of your life may seem overwhelming and frightening, but it may actually provide significant peace of mind, especially if you have dependents or family members who rely on you.

Preparing a comprehensive estate plan can help ensure your wishes are followed when you pass away or become incapacitated. A well-designed estate plan that leverages the right kinds of trusts can also help your family avoid probate and may even prevent some types of taxes from being incurred.

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equal opportunity in the workplace

What Legal Action Should I Take if I’m Discriminated Against at Work?

Employment discrimination happens when a person or group of people are treated unfairly by their employer due to their race, sex, religion, disability or age. Workplace discrimination certainly seems like the type of thing that should have been safely relegated to the dustbin of history by now. While many Minneapolis–St. Paul workplaces are inclusive, diverse environments, there are still some employers that cling to discriminatory practices.

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Trademark Laws

What Should I Do if Someone Tries to Use My Trademark?

Trademark can be legally registered word(s), names or symbols that represent a company or product. An individual or business may file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register their trademark. If an unauthorized third party uses or replicates your trademark to sell its own goods and services, it can be considered trademark infringement. As the trademark holder, it is your responsibility to uphold your brand and put a stop to the infringement.

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Hippa compliant

Common Situations that Lead to HIPPA Violations

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that establishes guidelines for healthcare providers to protect a patient’s sensitive health information. While most healthcare organizations implement various security measures to comply with HIPAA and protect their patients’ health information, sometimes this information is used or shared incorrectly, which can lead to a HIPAA violation.

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state custody of children in Minnesota

When Does the State Become the Legal Guardian of a Child? How Can a Family Member Go About Gaining Custody?

While Minnesota doesn’t recognize parental rights as fundamental rights, parents generally have the freedom to have and raise their children according to their own personal beliefs and values. However, if a parent causes their child’s welfare or life to be at stake, the state will intervene and in certain circumstances, terminate their parental rights.

The termination of parental rights can be either voluntary or involuntary depending on the situation.

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