DON’T PLAY LAWYER

Technology has made life and business simpler by its ease of use and accessibility. Banking, paying bills, business communications, and ability to quickly look up medical or legal facts are all made easier through technology. Many people see advertisements for online legal services and wonder if this could speed up or simplify their legal process. We live in the age of information and there is no shortage of websites online offering quick fixes for business

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY THINGS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

The short answer to this question is that you lose control and Minnesota determines what happens to the property that you left behind (your “Estate”). In Minnesota, if you die without a Will your property will be divided and distributed to those family members that Minnesota indicates are legal family members and entitled to a share of your property (legal term is “Intestate Succession”). With the dynamic nature of the modern family, you may not

LAND OWNERSHIP: ABSTRACT OF TITLE OR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE?

If you own land in Minnesota, land ownership is recorded in the County in which the real estate is located by either the County Recorder’s office through the Abstract system or the County Registrar of Titles through the Torrens system.  Most landowners, if asked whether they have an Abstract of Title or a Certificate of Title for their property, may not know one way or the other.  The Abstract system and the Registered Torrens system

WHAT IS PROBATE COURT AND WHY SHOULD YOU AVOID IT?

When a loved one passes, the last thing any person wants to think of is legal matters and attorneys. Unfortunately, in the midst of the grieving process certain matters must be taken care of and the property of the deceased must be properly distributed. If given the choice, most would prefer to handle these matters on their own, but it is often necessary to involve the Probate Court to receive permission from a Judge to