OPEN FOR BUSINESS

States of emergencies, disasters come and go, but some things never change.  People pass on, heirs and family still need help with transferring assets after death.  The Probate Court is still open, the only way to transfer most assets after death, especially real...

HOLDING THE BAG

Last month, the Minnesota Judicial Branch (court system) decided to stop virtually all eviction cases, and not accept evictions filed due to non payment of rent.  There are solid arguments in favor of this action, no one wants to see people homeless due to the current...

IS THE CONTRACT STILL VALID

Many are wondering these days about what to do with contracts for events that will not happen, weddings, and similar events planned for this Spring and Summer.  Most contracts for weddings and other special events provide that any deposit is non refundable, meaning if...

DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE SHUTDOWN

It is unfortunate, but, perhaps not surprising that having people home more than ever, sheltering in place has caused a spike in domestic abuse cases. Being in constant contact, combined with financial and child care pressures is bound to increase conflict. Courts are...

LIFE GOES ON

I do not think anyone has seen anything like this before.  More people are working from home than ever before, many businesses are shut down, others are struggling to stay open.  But, even in the strangest of times, parts of normal life go on.  Legal issues are one of...