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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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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what is legal malpractice

What Is “Legal Malpractice”?

Just like with medical negligence where a medical practitioner causes physical harm to their patient, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s negligent or malicious actions cause damage to their client.

No attorney is perfect, and sometimes they make bad decisions. Just because your attorney has made an honest mistake doesn’t necessarily mean they should be sued for legal malpractice. However, if the attorney handled your case inappropriately due to negligence or with the intent to cause you harm, you may have a solid case against them for legal malpractice.

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What is Harrassment in Minnesota

What Constitutes an Act of Harassment?

In Minnesota, harassment refers to knowingly engaging in behavior that causes the person on the receiving end to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, intimidated or persecuted.

Harassment can happen anywhere and manifest in different forms. It’s not uncommon for victims to suffer harassment at work, school, in their personal relationships or online. If you’ve become the victim of another person’s harassing behavior, know that there are several legal routes you can take to protect yourself from mental or physical abuse.

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