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August 2019 Archives

The Elephant In The Room

Many attorneys and clients have a hard time talking about fees, even though they are very concerned about them. Attorneys want to get paid to cover their overhead, education costs, and make a living, clients want to know what cases will cost, and keep their costs under control. As with all tough subjects, talking about the issue up front is always better than trying to sweep it under the rug.

When estate planning, remember to include your pet

Many people in Minnesota might put off estate planning because the topic is not an easy one to consider. However, it may be especially important for people who have a special bond with a pet to have up-to-date estate plans. In the event that a pet owner passes away before a pet, an estate plan could help ensure their dog, cat or other animal companion is taken care of.

How witness testimony can influence a criminal proceeding

Minnesota residents could be harmed if a police officer engages in misconduct. In some cases, misconduct could include lying on a witness stand or otherwise providing inaccurate information in a criminal matter. Recognizing this possibility, groups in Florida, California and Texas have sent letters to authorities in those states. The letters ask that police officers who engage in misconduct not be allowed to testify in criminal cases.

A prenuptial agreement today could save precious time in the future

Wealthy couples commonly use premarital, or prenuptial, agreements to determine how their property gets divided if they get divorced in the future. However, there might be some excellent reasons for average-income Minnesota couples to use this tool and avoid a costly divorce. Although drafting a prenuptial agreement could cost more than $5,000, the benefits of having one might far outweigh the costs.

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