What’s The One Document Everyone Needs?

December 2018

We are often asked what are the essential legal documents that everyone needs. While it’s true that most people need to put an estate plan in writing and most will need to decide between a will or a trust plan, there is really only one document that everyone needs, and it’s not a will or… Read more >

Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

December 2018

Estate planning attorney Karen Schlotthauer talks about what traits and experience someone should look for when seeking an estate planning attorney. Click the video to learn more about the questions you should consider when hiring an estate planning attorney. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click here.

Keeping The Family Home in the Family

November 2018

The head of our Trusts & Estates group, David Ness, discusses the estate planning issues families should be aware of if they want to keep their home in the family. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click here

Estate Tax Exemptions Update 2019

November 2018

Below is a summary of the federal estate tax, gift tax, and Minnesota estate tax exemption amounts for 2019. Please contact FMJ’s Trusts & Estates group (contact information below) if you have any questions regarding the status of the laws. Federal Estate Tax Exemption As of January 1, 2019, the federal estate tax exemption amount… Read more >

Meet Estate Planning Attorney Karen Schlotthauer

November 2018

You may have watched her vlog videos or read some of her previous blog posts, but have you really met Karen Schlotthauer?  Click below to learn more about estate planning attorney Karen Schlotthauer as she discusses her work. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click here.