July 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is part of the Financial Advisor series "How I Solved It."

Estate planning is essential to every wealthy family. The goal of a good estate plan, in part, is to transfer the wealth and business of a family to heirs with as little taxation as p...

July 14, 2020


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June 30, 2020

Minneapolis-based attorney Lisa Haster, is an award-winning lawyer. She talks about how creditors must be put on notice and all of your assets and debts published when you die with a will. She further discusses the importance of upgrading from a will to a trust to avoi...

June 30, 2020

Wills and trusts lawyer Lisa Haster discusses the misconception that your home will automatically pass to your children when you die. Additional steps such as filing a transfer on death deed or retitling a home into a trust is necessary to achieve this result. Failing...

June 30, 2020

Minnesota wills and trusts attorney Lisa Haster discusses that even people who is total assets are $75,000 need a will and to do estate planning to avoid probate court when they pass. Lisa is an award-winning attorney and owner of Minneapolis Metropolitan Law Group. Ge...

June 30, 2020

Wills and trusts attorney Lisa Haster of Minneapolis based Metropolitan Law Group, talks about the importance of having a trust and that a will alone will not ensure the people you have designated as guardians of minor children actually become legal guardians. A trust...

The timing has never been better. As the author notes, for those of you who are in a position to be generous with your assets, there are many creative ways to participate in giving back.

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world and turned...

A tough lesson for this lady. I would further mention that clients often ask me if they should name someone as a joint account holder on bank accounts. In certain states a joint account holder not only has access to the funds but if they have a pending judgment, bankru...

August 29, 2019

Not infrequently, clients inquire about situations that

present special needs planning scenarios.

There are a number of different fact patterns that require planning to ensure benefits received by a loved one are not whisked away when they receive their inheritance.


Clients regularly ask what the difference is between a revocable and an irrevocable trust.  By definition, an irrevocable trust cannot be amended, modified, changed, revoked, or terminated. Prior to 2016, Minnesota law did not provide guidance to probate courts for mod...

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