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A staggering number of people will need to be assigned guardians in the next 10 to 20 years.  The sad fact is many people assigned to guardians have no other choice.  At least some of them could have avoided that eventuality by setting up a power of attorney (POA) while they were still deemed capacitated. […]

A staggering number of people will need to be assigned guardians in the next 10 to 20 years.  The sad fact is many people assigned to guardians have no other choice.  At least some of them could have avoided that eventuality by setting up a power of attorney (POA) while they were still deemed capacitated. […]

It’s a difficult discussion, but for the sake of your child, make sure a guardian has been named should tragedy strike. Who will take care of my children if something should happen to me? That’s an unsettling topic for many parents, yet it’s an important one. Kathy Tatone, an attorney in St. Louis Park, MN […]

Estate planning is a key element in any financial/legal plan no matter what your age. And it really does matter when you are young. Estate planning allows you to decide how your assets should be distributed upon your death. Estate Planning For All Ages A word of advice to those under 50: young people die […]

If you are frustrated with the actions or decisions of a guardian or conservator, the first step is to talk with the guardian/conservator directly about your concerns and work toward a resolution.  Most issues can be resolved by communicating about them. The communication may require clarifying the role and limits placed on the guardian/conservator; finding […]

What is guardianship? A legally supervised relationship in which a guardian is appointed by a court and is given the legal right and duty to care for the ward, because the ward is unable to legally act on his or her own behalf due to age, mental or physical incapacity. MS 524.5-313 What is a […]

A conservator is appointed by the Court to manage the financial affairs of another person, known as the “protected person”.  A conservator has the power to: Enter into, or decline to enter into, a contract for the protected person Pay the protected person’s bills Invest the assets of the protected person Perform other financial functions […]

Providing care for an aging family member is now the number one family-related legal concern, according to new research by ARAG®, a global provider of legal solutions. The level of concern is up five percent since last tracked in 2007. It’s a valid concern: about 70 percent of people will need some form of long-term […]

Before hiring a personal lawyer to guide you or your family, ask these questions to ensure that you don’t end up paying for services that you don’t need, expect or want. Hiring an attorney should not cause you anxiety; instead, it should be an empowering decision. How do you charge for your services? Don’t be […]

A conservator manages the finances of a person (protected person) who is unable to handle his or her financial affairs. The conservator is subject to court supervision but has a great deal of authority and discretion. Frequently, family members disagree over whom should be appointed conservator. Minnesota law establishes the order of priority for the […]