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Are Wills Public Record?

Are Wills Public Record? After a person passes away, their assets and belongings are typically distributed to their heirs based on their will. But what happens to the will after the person’s death? Is it made public? The answer to this question is yes. Typically, after the will is filed and validated in probate court,

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Choosing a Personal Representative in Estate Planning

Choosing a Personal Representative in Estate Planning Choosing a Personal Representative (sometimes referred to as an executor) for your estate is an important decision that requires careful consideration. This chosen individual plays a vital role in managing your estate.  Therefore, you’ll want to choose someone you trust and someone who is capable of handling the

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Estate Planning Process: 7 Steps to Building Your Legacy

Estate Planning Process: 7 Steps to Building Your Legacy There are many reasons why people hesitate to start the estate planning process.  One of the most common rationalities is that many of us do not want to consider our mortality.  Additionally, the estate planning process can initially seem overwhelming, especially for those unfamiliar with legal

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Survivorship Life Insurance: Understanding Its Role in Estate Planning

Survivorship Life Insurance: Understanding Its Role in Estate Planning Survivorship life insurance is an important component of estate planning that not everyone is familiar with. While you may understand how traditional life insurance policies work to safeguard your family’s future after your passing, survivorship life insurance serves a slightly different purpose.  It provides a financial

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Protect Your Family’s Inheritance: How to Avoid Probate

Protect Your Family’s Inheritance: How to Avoid Probate Probate can be a lengthy and costly process, causing unnecessary stress and complications for your family after your passing. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid probate and ensure a smoother estate settlement for your loved ones.  In this guide, we’ll explore practical tips and

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Probate vs. Trust Administration: Understanding the Differences

Probate vs. Trust Administration: Understanding the Differences Are you unsure about the differences between probate and trust administration? You’re not alone. Many people feel confused about these two processes since each involves the transfer of assets after a person’s death and a legal process to ensure that the transfer is carried out properly. However, understanding

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Estate Planning Tips

Estate Planning Tips As a parent and/or spouse, it’s your responsibility to ensure the financial security of your family in your absence. Estate planning is a “must-have” set of legal documents that help protect your loved ones’ futures, as well as precious family heirlooms that have been passed down each generation.  If you haven’t gotten

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Why Hire a Lawyer?

Why Hire a Lawyer? There’s nothing generic about your life—so why should your legal representation be cookie cutter?  In today’s ever-evolving world, finding a professional law firm you can trust is invaluable. You want one that has a vast knowledge about your industry, state laws, and legal rights.  At KTF Law Firm, our team is

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Are Holiday Workers Legally Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Are Holiday Workers Legally Entitled to Overtime Pay? With November upon us, it is officially “go time” for retail stores—as Black Friday deals begin. Despite an increase in eCommerce and supply chain disruptions, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz predicts a booming holiday shopping season for 2021.  In-store shopping is expected to

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Hiring a Construction Lawyer [Expectations vs. Reality]

Hiring a Construction Lawyer [Expectations vs. Reality] If you work in construction, then you already know that most working sites are vulnerable to legalities. This could be due to federally-mandated restrictions, the potential for hazards, and the task of communicating changes between multiple parties.  From a family’s dream home to commercial, sports stadiums, and airports,

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Are Construction Laws National or State-Level?

Are Construction Laws National or State-Level? Construction law involves all legal issues related to the planning, design, and construction of a building or structure. Because construction projects include multiple parties—not to mention the fact that construction sites can pose many safety hazards—it’s vital to understand and comply with all regulations throughout the process. Some statutes

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What Is Business Law?

What Is Business Law? Though a broad term, business law is responsible for regulating commercial entities and their commercial transactions—covering the rights and conduct of those involved in commerce, trade, and sales. Whether you’re a global enterprise or a small mom-and-pops shop, your business must follow the same legal regulations. As laws vary from state

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Why Hire a Construction Lawyer?

Why Hire a Construction Lawyer? Planning residential or commercial construction? Whether this is your first time or you’re a seasoned builder, having access to a professional construction lawyer is more than a value add to your company; it’s a necessity. Between negotiating contracts, hiring contractors, and following all city ordinance requirements, there’s a lot of

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Drafting a Will vs. Estate Planning: Is There a Difference?

Drafting a Will vs. Estate Planning: Is There a Difference? The terms “will” and “estate planning” often get used interchangeably. But it’s important to understand their differences, and how they work together to protect your family’s financial future, as well as your legacy. What Is a Will? A will is a set of instructions that

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3 Signs It’s Time to File for Conservatorship

3 Signs It’s Time to File for Conservatorship It can feel overwhelming to witness a loved one become unable to manage their own affairs—whether financial, personal, or both. If someone close to you, whether a parent, sibling, or relative, requires help managing important decisions that affect his/her livelihood, filing for conservatorship is an effective option.

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Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court

Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court: What You Need to Know

Difference Between Trial Court and Appellate Court Need to settle a dispute in court? Whether you require professional representation for a business disagreement or a complex dissolution, here is what you need to know about the differences between trial court and appellate court in the state Minnesota. What is a Trial Court? A trial court

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Is It Legal to Change a Contract After Signing?

Is It Legal to Change a Contract After Signing? For business owners and individuals alike, contracts are often considered rigid, consequence-imposing agreements that require stringent compliance. Though this outlook is not necessarily wrong, it lacks the nuance that comes with contract law. For example, if you need to extend a contract before it reaches its

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Reasons to Hire a Construction Attorney

Should I Hire a Construction Attorney? Successful construction projects require collaboration between multiple parties—from architects and contractors to owners and investors. With so many moving parts, any construction job has the potential for disagreements, along with several other legal hang ups, making it vitally important to have an experienced team of construction lawyers protecting your

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Handyman License in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

Handyman License in Minnesota: What You Need to Know You’re a self-sufficient person—especially around the house. Something breaks and you’re able to fix it, whether it’s the plumbing, electricity, carpentry, or masonry. Maybe you’re the first one your friends or family call when something goes wrong in their home. You enjoy tinkering with and fixing

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Modifying a Construction Contract Part II: Change Order Initiation

Modifying a Construction Contract Part II: Change Order Initiation In last week’s blog post, we discussed certain instances that may require your construction project to implement a change order to the original scope of work. As noted, when a change needs to be made during a project, it’s essential to rely on the process you’ve

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How to Effectively Modify a Construction Contract’s Scope of Work: Part I

How to Effectively Modify a Construction Contract’s Scope of Work: Part I Making modifications during a construction project comes with the territory. Your clients may request additions, or you may need to make changes due to unexpected issues. Whether you or the customer initiates a change, it’s essential to document any changes modifying a construction

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Is Your Small Business’ Intellectual Property Protected?

Is Your Small Business’ Intellectual Property Protected? Every small business is unique. Whether you sell web design and development, women’s sport apparel, cookbooks, or wedding photography, your brand has its own original identity. But what are you doing to protect the assets you’ve worked so hard to create? How can you ensure your products, logos,

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Independent Contractor Tips to Help You Avoid “Rookie” Mistakes

Independent Contractor Tips to Help You Avoid “Rookie” Mistakes Working in the “gig economy” has its benefits. As an independent contractor, you get to do what you love on your own terms and schedule. Of course, there are certain drawbacks to consider before starting your own self-employed business, including no healthcare coverage, no employer-provided 401(k)

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Understanding the Basics of Marital vs. Non-Marital Property Interests

Basics of Marital vs. Non-Marital Property Interests Although emotionally stressful and financially burdensome, divorce is sometimes necessary. If you’re currently going through a legal separation, you may have heard the phrase “marital property,” but you’re unsure whether certain assets in your name fall under this category. Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Property: During your marriage, if

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Expanding Your Small Business? How Employment Law Affects You

How Employment Law Affects Your Business Whether you’re starting a small business or expanding your current team of employees, it’s important that you understand employment law and how it may impact your employer-employee relationships. From promoting a safe, equal opportunity work environment to establishing wages and employee benefits that align with state and federal requirements,

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Filing for Custody? Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

Hiring a Child Custody Lawyer In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of hiring an experienced divorce attorney to handle your complex dissolution of marriage, especially if children are involved. This week, we wanted to further the discussion by sharing a brief overview on child custody laws and how to protect your sole

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Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Here Are Some Important Questions You Should Ask

Hiring a Small Business Attorney? Whether you own a start-up company or established brand, hiring an experienced attorney who specializes in business law can help you protect the longevity of your business. From commercial code interpretation and contract drafting to litigation services, a professional business attorney will assist you with all your legal and consultation

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How to Keep the Romance Alive with a Prenuptial Agreement

How to Keep the Romance Alive with a Prenuptial Agreement The words “prenuptial agreement” seem to carry negative connotations for many people. It’s typically the last thing couples want to discuss or even think about before they join hands in matrimony. Nevertheless, having a prenuptial agreement in place before you walk down the aisle is

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Planning a Wedding? Why Estate Planning Should Be at The Top of Your List

The Importance of Estate Planning for Newlyweds As you and your significant other prepare to exchange vows and begin a new life together, your thoughts about the future may include buying a home, starting a family, or maybe opening a small business. Whatever your shared goals may be, it’s important that you and your spouse

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Tactics to Protect Your Business Through a Breakup

Taking risks is intimidating, whether you’re committing to a budding relationship by pursuing marriage, quitting a long-time career to start a business, or all of the above. Some people elect to avoid uncertainties entirely, but the most successful people take precautions instead. The Minneapolis attorneys at KTF Law are prepared to offer legal services and

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Litigation v. Arbitration v. Mediation: A Case of 3 Important Differences

Litigation v. Arbitration v. Mediation: A Case of 3 Important Differences You might have heard people talk about litigation, arbitration, and mediation before and assumed they are interchangeable terms for a legal battle involving heated court room discussions and contracts that rival iTunes’s terms and conditions in length. Fortunately, this is not the case. There

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Breaches of Contract: The Four Types and What You Need to Know

Breaches of Contract Contracts are a vital part of our world today and without them it is unlikely that businesses (or society for that matter) could function like they do today. Unfortunately, these contracts are often broken and individuals and businesses are forced to deal with the legal consequences. Contracts are often regarded as one

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