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March 2014 Archives

Gregory A. Lang

When it comes to financial matters communication is key

While it is important for all to be aware of their financial situation, this is particularly true where women are concerned. In the past, it was not uncommon in marriages for the man to take control of all financial matters, leaving his wife in the dark about the existence of accounts and the amounts contained therein until the reading of the will. While more recent generations have bucked that trend, there are still situations where this is the case. When one considers the fact that statistically women outlive their husbands, this could be disastrous. It is possible that a woman could lose her husband and be completely unaware of couple's financial status.

Estate planning important in keeping the family farm

Farming is a very big part of Minnesota’s culture and history, and while the idea of passing on the family farm may seem like a thing of the past, more and more young people are becoming interested in revitalizing the industry and getting their hands dirty.

What Heath Ledger's will can teach us about estate planning

In our previous post, our blog discussed how the will of the late Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman may not have accurately reflected his final wishes due to a few critical oversights. Interestingly enough, however, Hoffman is not the only Oscar winner whose estate planning experiences can provide something of a lesson to the general public.

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