Never sign a contract that you do not feel 100% comfortable with. It can harm your business for years to come. Signing it is legally binding. In a lot of cases, you can't back out after the fact. Even with specific escape clauses, which allow you to legally break the contract, certain conditions must be met before you can do it. It's not always easy.
If you have been divorced or widowed before and now met a new person that you would like to get married to, that is certainly something to celebrate. However, Minnesota residents in this situation should be sure to use their heads as much as their hearts when making this decision. If either you or your new partner have children from a prior marriage, it is extremely important that you engage in frank, open and honest discussions about your assets, debts and wishes for the future.
Starting a business in Minnesota does not have to be difficult. However, you should take care to do everything correctly. The right business model and legal structure should protect you from liability. Conversely, inappropriate structures could have the opposite effect.
Minnesota could offer you a range of options when it comes to estate planning. An irrevocable trust is one of these tools. When you create one of these trusts, you basically set up a separate legal entity over which you have no control and supply it with assets. In this role, you would be the grantor, trustor or settlor.
Whether you are a small business owner or you are in charge of a larger corporation, you may have adopted a mark for your company. Marks are designed to alert customers to your brand, and can be a name, symbol or sign that represents your company. Although marks are not required to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, there are several benefits to doing so. There are also some things you should keep in mind before applying for a trademark registration.
Guardians and conservators are both, generally speaking, types of custodians under Minnesota law. However, the general idea of caring for someone is more or less where the similarity ends.
It is never easy when a close friend or family member passes away. Often there are strong emotions involved, and it can be difficult to make the final arrangements. One of the most overwhelming items to deal with may be that of finalizing the estate and distributing the deceased’s property. The difficulty of doing so depends on how the final terms were set up and whether the estate will be required to go through the probate process. The probate process is designed to finalize matters involving paying off creditors, collecting life insurance policies and other assets, finding property and ensuring items get to the proper beneficiaries.
The decision to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is never an easy one. Even if you understand the pros and cons, you may still have some reservations about pushing forward. This is natural, as filing for bankruptcy is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make.