Estate Planning for Young Adults: Do I really need a Will?

As estate planning attorneys, we regularly work with clients spanning in age from eighteen-years-old to those in their nineties; there’s no “one-size-fits-all” age when a person must invest in a will or living trust. However, every adult needs a plan. When most people think of estate planning, they simply think of a will. In reality, […]

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Estate Planning to Avoid Family Conflict

While nobody wants to think about death or disability, creating an estate plan is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our loved ones, although they may not realize it at the time. When considering estate planning, many people’s thoughts turn toward issues like probate court, asset protection, and estate taxes. While estate […]

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Start the New Year Off Right

Get your estate plan in order this year. The beginning of a new year is an exciting time; a time for personal reflection and a time to set new goals for the year ahead. As many of us find ourselves freshly motivated to tackle our to-do lists, the team at Mullen & Guttman wants to […]

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Happy Holidays from Mullen & Guttman, PLLC!

The team at Mullen & Guttman wishes you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season! Although the past year has been challenging and many of us are celebrating in very different ways, this time of the year remains focused on connecting with and cherishing our loved ones. As you gather together safely or […]

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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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