A close family member has recently passed away in Minnesota and you are left gathering the pieces and trying to make sense of everything that has happened. While your loved one took initiative to create and finalize a well-rounded estate plan while he or she was still living, nothing could quite prepare you for the sting of death. Fortunately, there are healthy and productive ways that you can grieve without focusing too readily on the intense emotions you may be feeling.
You are beginning to recognize that your elderly loved one is showing signs of confusion when faced with making important decisions regarding his or her future. You are worried that the lack of focus and understanding may cause him or her to make a choice that could compromise the security and comfort of the future. As such, you are interested in arranging legal guardianship to make it so you have the power to assist in making critical decisions in a timely and responsible manner. At Dunlap & Seeger, we have helped many families in Minnesota to coordinate guardianship of their elderly loved ones.
When you die, the last thing you want is to leave behind a messy estate for your loved ones. You have probably witnessed or at least heard about someone dying without a will in Minnesota and the headaches it causes for those left behind. To be properly prepared, you at least need to have a legally valid will. According to the Attorney General, there are specific requirements that must be met to make this estate document legally valid and enforceable under state law.
When starting a new business in Minnesota, there are many things you have to do. It is essential that you ensure your business is legally ready for operation. This means making sure you have all the permits and licenses required. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, not every business requires business licenses and permits, but if your business does and you operate without them, you could face stiff penalties.
As you start a new business, you decide you do not want to start it alone. You need a business partner who can bring some additional qualities to the company. For instance, perhaps you have a great idea for a new product and you know how to design it, but you do not know anything about the manufacturing process. Or, perhaps you do not have the business connections that you know can make your company thrive.
Many people put off writing a will because they do not see the value in doing it when they are young, raising a family or focused on a career. However, a person's decision to prioritize writing and finalizing a will is actually one of the most responsible and rewarding decisions that can be made. When people in Minnesota are prepared with a legally sound will, they can be confident that their wishes will be honored following their death.