Basic estate planning, including the drafting of a Will, usually involves relatively straight forward considerations such as who will be the beneficiary of your property, and who would be appointed to be in charge administrating your estate (the Personal Representative). Once these decisions are made, a basic Will can be created. However, there are very important…

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Parker & Wenner offers complete estate planning services and representation in the probate process. Effective planning is necessary and helpful regardless of whether an individual’s estate is relatively simple or more complex. We are committed to helping our clients protect and preserve all that they have worked for throughout their lives, and to help our…

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Think of a trust as a holding pen, a place where you put your assets before they are released to the people or organizations that you designate to eventually receive them. A trust is a legal entity and so are you. Because you and the trust are separate legal entities, anything you transfer from you…

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Marriage dissolution is an often complicated and always painful process. Our attorneys work hard to understand each aspect of the relationships in question, including the financial intricacies. We work to find the best solution, whether through alternative dispute resolution or litigation.

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In 2005 and 2006, the Minnesota legislature passed a new child support statute, now codified at Minn. Stat. §518A.26, et al, resulting in significant changes to the methodology in calculating a non-custodial parent’s basic child support obligation , as well as each parents’ obligations pertaining to medical and dental support for minor children. Similarly, in…

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RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT: A Potential Abyss of Financial Despair The obligation of non-custodial parents to provide financial assistance to their children, commonly referred to as child support, has long been a feature of state and federal legislation. However, in recent years legislation has become increasingly creative in the manner by which child support can be collected,…

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MARITAL DISSOLUTION – COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Our firm has had the privilege of serving hundreds of clients of the years in regard to several family law related legal issues, including dissolution of marriage. In the course of responding to inquiries of several of our clients or prospective clients, it has become evident that we are hearing…

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Parker & Wenner, P.A. has extensive experience in family law, from marriage planning and divorce related issues, to step parent adoption and other domestic relations matters. The firm is committed to assisting individuals during difficult times and we understand that a variety of expertise is appropriate, whether proactive planning or zealous representation. Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements The use…

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