What to Do When Your Attorney Retires

An estate planning attorney can help you create a plan to protect your loved ones in case of your death or incapacity. This process may include sharing personal information with your attorney. Often, clients form a close connection with their attorney during the creation of their estate plan. But what happens if your attorney dies, […]

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8 Reasons to Consider a Revocable Living Trust

If you’re thinking about estate planning, a revocable living trust is perhaps the most important planning strategy you should consider. Revocable living trusts are a powerful estate planning tool that can offer protection for you and your family’s future. Let’s get into why a living trust can be such an important part of your estate […]

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5 Reasons Why DIY Estate Planning Can Do More Harm Than Good

If you’re considering a do-it-yourself estate plan, you’ve already taken an important step: proactively seeking to help your loved ones avoid hardships upon your incapacity or death. Establishing an estate plan is essential in helping your family and friends avoid disputes over your care and assets, higher estate taxes, a difficult court process, and more.  […]

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Estate Planning While at Home

The team at Mullen and Guttman, PLLC is dedicated to creating safe, flexible options for creating your estate plan. We’ve developed a 4-step, Covid-friendly planning process to help Minnesotans achieve their estate planning goals safely and efficiently. Our simple, 4-step planning process: Creating or updating your estate plan is a simple process you can begin […]

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What to Do When a Loved One Passes

The time immediately following a loved one’s passing is never easy and can often be overwhelming. In addition to sorting through a variety of emotions, you may find yourself with an extensive list of confusing and draining responsibilities, so it’s important to stay in touch with family and friends for support and encouragement. If your […]

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Estate Planning in Minnesota During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread uncertainty in nearly every area of our lives. While it is perfectly natural to have some anxiety during this crisis, the new challenges we are facing also represent positive opportunities. You have the chance to turn feelings of uncertainty into peace of mind by creating or updating your estate […]

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Additional Time to File and Pay Minnesota 2019 Individual Income Tax

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced an extension to the Minnesota Individual Income Tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020, granting an additional three months to file and make payments without penalty. This update follows the federal government’s announcement that the IRS has moved the national income tax filing date forward to July 15, […]

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Mullen & Guttman, PLLC – COVID-19 Protocol

We are here to help! With those who need us in mind, we’ve made it easier and safer.  The estate planning attorneys at Mullen & Guttman are fully equipped to provide services over the phone or through video conferencing. We can advise you throughout the process, and utilize phone, video, mail and limited socially distant […]

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Consider Using a Trust to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Divorce

You’ve worked hard to leave your children a financial legacy, and the last thing you want is for half of your child’s inheritance to walk out the door with an ex-spouse if he or she gets divorced someday.  But, under today’s laws, that could actually happen if you don’t safeguard your family’s assets and plan ahead.

Although it isn’t pleasant to think about, you may have to take legal action to ensure that your married child inherits the assets you planned to leave them.  In many circumstances, an estate planning attorney will recommend that clients leave assets to their children in a trust.  Passing down your assets in a trust can keep them separate and out of reach from a divorcing spouse, as well as other creditors that may be knocking on your child’s door.

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How To Choose The Right Cabin Trust Attorney

Choosing the right cabin trust attorney to draft and execute a cabin trust for your family’s cabin can have repercussions in your family for decades to come. Consider this: most attorneys, including the vast majority of estate planning attorneys, have never drafted a single cabin trust. Most attorneys that specialize in estate planning are concerned […]

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