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Can I protect property I give to my married children if they get divorced?


By Scott Springer

Mon, Jul 28th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Yes. Property that is given to married children is considered a non-marital asset to the extent that it is given only to the child and not their spouse, but there are always limits and exceptions that may apply. To protect from those limits or exceptions, your child and their spouse may enter into a “post-nuptial agreement”. A post-nup is similar to a pre-nup (antenuptial agreement) except that it is entered into after the marriage and can be a very valuable estate planning tool for many reasons. This could also work for property that is sold to your child and their spouse with a “family discount”. Our office is available to help you determine whether this is right for you or your family.

How long is my MN Permit to Carry valid and do I have to take another class when I renew?

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Your MN Permit to Carry is valid for 5 years from the date of issue; emergency permits are valid for 30 days. Emergency permits MAY be issued by the Sheriff if they determine that the person is in an emergency situation that may constitute an immedi ..... 
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How important is the design of my website?

By Michelle Haugerud

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

First impressions are very important. Whether a customer is stopping into your business, calling you on the phone or visiting your website, the design of your website should directly reflect what your business is and offers. Can users access and f ..... 
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A landscape design will save you money

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Planning, ingenuity and patience will help keep green in your wallet as well as your yard. Avoid costly mistakes: Really think about how you're going to use your outdoor space for the long run. Know when it is time for a change: Old, overgrown planti ..... 
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What are the benefits of using ICF’s for my basement?

By Lyndon Lee

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Using ICF’s offer many advantages over regular poured concrete or masonry block basement walls. Having thick insulation with built in furring strips that are already attached to a solid concrete core on each side of the wall has many benefits. The ..... 
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To Survey or not to Survey?

By Chad Garteski

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

A very common question I hear from both sellers and buyers of land is whether or not they should have a survey? The quick and easy answer is yes. However, there are a number of things that should be considered before ordering the survey because in mo ..... 
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Is it true that the Fillmore County Journal is networked to nearly all daily and weekly newspapers and shoppers in the Midwest?

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Yes, the Fillmore County Journal is a member of the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA), Minnesota Free Paper Association (MFPA) and Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP). As benefit of our membership to each of these organizations, we have access ..... 
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Older Cars:

By Scott Brunsvold

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Recently, I have seen an influx of older vehicles being traded in, some of these with low miles. In some instances I am able to give a suprisingly generous trade-in value and in others just salvage value. Why is that? The one thing on older vehicles ..... 
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Is the State of Minnesota increasing their estate tax exemption?

By Jennifer Gumbel

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Yes. For many years the State of Minnesota had an estate tax exemption of $1 million. That sounds like a lot of money, but with the increase in tillable land prices, many farmers are finding themselves land-millionaires. The problem is that the cash ..... 
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