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Payable on death accounts keep funds out of probate

When considering the best planning options for an estate plan, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. A number of options are available, and those tools allow each person to craft a plan that fits his or her unique circumstances. Still, you may worry about how to use the right planning tools for your estate.

First, you may want to consider your wishes for your estate. For instance, if you would like to minimize the probate process, you could find it useful to utilize planning options that help you keep certain assets out of probate. In particular, you may want to explore payable on death accounts.

Wage Theft Seminar Announced

Douglas Co Jail.jpgMinnesota's new wage theft law began taking effect July 1, 2019. It imposes new record keeping and hiring requirements, plus the potential for fines and jail time for violators.

Navigating MN's Hands Free Law: Arrive Alive & Ticket Free!

Thumbnail image for KSS Color - with name - 400 MP wide.jpgOn April 12, 2019 Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed the state's new Hands Free law, which will go into effect on August 1, 2019. In doing so, Minnesota will become the 18th state to prohibit drivers from holding phones. That's right...holding.

Jacobson and Cass Selected to Super Lawyers Lists

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for TAJ - 2nd retouch.jpgTom Jacobson has been selected to the 2019 Minnesota Employment and Labor Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers' research team to receive this honor. This is the fourth time Jacobson has made this list. Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Jacobson is a shareholder at Swenson Lervick.

New Wage Theft and Employer Record Keeping Requirements Begin July 1

index_1.jpgDuring its 2019 Special Session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a new law that imposes significant new wage theft, recordkeeping and payroll requirements on employers. These new obligations will go into effect on July 1 (the criminal sanction parts go into effect August 1). Therefore, Minnesota employers should act quickly to bring their employment-related documentation and processes into compliance.

Does divorce have you concerned over child custody?

As a parent, you undoubtedly hoped that you would always be able to do right by your children. What this means differs from parent to parent, but you certainly tried your best to raise them with love and care. Still, your marriage to the other parent is coming to an end, and you may wonder what that will mean as far as child custody arrangements.

Child custody can be one of the more contentious parts of any divorce process. If you and the other parent no longer get along at all, conflict may arise over who should have custody over the kids and what that could mean for the other parent. Before your case gets underway, you may need information about different types of custody.

Registration Open for June 5 Employment Law Update

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual West Central Minnesota Employment Law update to be held June 5, 2019 at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria, MN.

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