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Welcome To Our Blog

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later for...

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My View 8-27-18

This writing follows up on a column in the Mankato Free Press on Sunday August 26, 2018 by Susan Tompor of the Detroit Free Press. I was a fan of Aretha Franklin, as many of us were.  I went to see her at Mystic Lake about 15 years ago. She was morbidly obese at the...

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Estate planning for farmers

  Mankato is located in Southern Minnesota and Minnesota has a lot of agriculture. Farming is often a family business with farms sometimes staying in the same family for a hundred years (century farms). Here are some preliminary questions we ask in doing estate...

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How to Avoid Probate

Do you want to avoid probate? For several reasons, probate is a good thing to avoid. These are a few reasons to avoid probate: It’s expensive. A routine, uncontested probate will run $3,000 to $6,000. Of this, about $500 will be out-of-pocket expenses, like court...

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Who Should Be Your Trustee?

Most people never have contact with a trust or a trustee. If that is your case, this Blog may be of little interest to you. However, a growing number of people run in to trusts. And with a trust, one of the most important issues is “who is the trustee?” The two main...

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