Why You’ll Need More Than a Will to Avoid Probate

In our work as estate planning attorneys, we often speak with Minnesotans who say: “My family doesn’t need to worry about probate because I have a will.” While these people have taken the time to create will, which is a part of an estate plan, they did not understand or possibly remember how a will […]

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Is Your Will or Living Trust Due for Review?

It’s liberating to have a will or living trust based estate plan in place protect your family’s future. However, creating an estate plan isn’t a one-time event. To ensure your wishes are followed correctly, it’s important to periodically review your estate plan. At Mullen & Guttman, we recommend a routine review or check in every […]

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Debunking 9 Living Trust Myths

Revocable Living Trusts (or simply, living trusts) are a powerful, yet often misunderstood estate planning tool. Many people miss out on an important estate planning document simply because of preconceived notions about living trusts. In reality, living trusts offer many benefits and are one of the most useful estate planning strategies available to protect you […]

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Why Estate Planning for Young Adults is a Good Idea

Back to school season is upon us and many Minnesotans are busy preparing their recent high school graduates to head off to college this fall. Getting your child ready for this new journey can be daunting. However, there is one vital task that often doesn’t make it onto a family’s college prep checklist: Having your […]

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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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