What Is Probate? Should It Be Avoided?

June 2018

Karen Schlotthauer, one of FMJ’s Trusts & Estates attorney, explains the probate process and when you may want to avoid it. Click the video to learn more!

Succession Planning: Cabin Edition

March 2018

Developing a cabin succession plan requires long-range planning that involves the entire family and a detailed plan should be established to ensure an efficient transfer of ownership, either during the lifetime or upon the death of the owners. The plan should address maintenance, cost sharing and budgeting, use, dispute resolution, creditor protection and other considerations… Read more >

February: The Month of Love, Planning, and Prenups

February 2018

February – the month of love – a time when many couples get engaged and start planning their weddings. Whether you’re already married or in the wedding planning mode, one discussion that should happen, but often times is overlooked, is the benefit of postnuptial and prenuptial agreements. With this in mind, every year I hop… Read more >

FMJ Expands Trusts & Estates Group With New Associate Nicole Flaherty

January 2018

Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A. announced that estate planning attorney Nicole Flaherty has joined the Eden Prairie-based law firm as an Associate in its Trusts & Estates practice group. Flaherty will handle a variety of estate planning, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration matters. Before joining  FMJ, Flaherty was an attorney at a… Read more >