February 28, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

What is a Minnesota Health Care Directive?

As a Minnesota resident, you may be wondering what kind of state laws affect end-of-life decisions. If you want to ensure you have control over your medical care, you may follow the state’s guidelines for creating a health care directive. If you are over 18 years of age, Minnesota law allows you to make such a document, and the state even provides forms to make the process simpler. According to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, a health care directive contains directions More +

February 23, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

Providing for a Disabled Child After Your Death

Creating a will, naming and assigning assets to named beneficiaries is not something most Minnesota residents enjoy doing. While having a will is important for everyone, it is essential if you have a disabled child. At Dunlap & Seeger, P.A., we often assist clients in setting up a trust that ensures their child is taken care of after the parent passes away. According to U.S. News & World Report, families frequently establish a supplemental needs trust, also called a special needs trust, while the More +

February 03, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

Strategy Can Keep an Estate Plan Current and Relevant

When people first sit down to discuss their estate plan, they may be overwhelmed with how many options they have and how many components there are to planning an estate in Minnesota. However, if they take things slowly and take adequate time to articulate their end-of-life wishes and desires, they may be more productive at putting together a well-rounded estate plan that will give them confidence and peace of mind. According to Ameriprise Financial Inc., there are several considerations that people More +

February 01, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

New Parents Must Develop an Estate Plan With the Baby in Mind

Having a baby is a happy event for most couples, but it is one that comes with big responsibilities. One thing that many new parents might not want to think about is what will happen to their children if both parents pass away. While it is a horrifying thought, taking the time to make plans in case this happens can give you peace of mind to know your children have the best chance to continue on safely after you pass More +

January 27, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

Updating Your Estate Plan is Critical to Keeping it Valid

Once you have finalized your estate plan in Minnesota, you breathe a breath of relief. A burden has been lifted and you suddenly feel at ease about being able to provide direction and comfort for your family when you pass away. At Dunlap & Seeger, we have helped many people with the development of an estate plan that meets their personal needs. One of the important aspects of having an estate plan is maintaining it and keeping the components up-to-date. Leaving it to More +

January 18, 2019 Dunlap Seeger

Understanding an Estate Plan is Critical to its Effectiveness

When people recognize a need to begin planning their estate, they may be instantly overwhelmed with the breadth of important decisions that are awaiting them. However, when people in Minnesota put in adequate time learning about the purpose and function of an estate plan, they may be much more confident and effective in putting together a comprehensive document that accurately depicts their final wishes. Because estate planning is such an involved process that addresses many key issues including distribution of assets, More +

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