Wills 101

A will is a document that provides the manner in which a person’s property will be distributed after death.  It must meet certain formal...
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What Is Involved In Serving As A Personal Representative?

There are a number of factors to be taken into consideration when selecting a personal representative, or agreeing to accept the position of personal...
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What Is A Trust?

Think of a trust as a holding pen, a place where you put your assets before they are released to the people or organizations...
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The Importance of Creating an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

The failure to create an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) is easily one of estate planning’s costliest mistakes.  While most people know that life...
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Probate & Estate Planning Basics

Parker & Wenner offers complete estate planning services and representation in the probate process.  Effective planning is necessary and helpful regardless of whether an...
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Estate Planning and 2010 Tax Relief Act

he modern estate tax dates back to 1916, when it was imposed at a rate of 10% on the portion of estates above $50,000. ...
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Common Probate & Estate Planning Questions

A last Will and Testament is a writing that states who will receive the assets of a deceased person.  Wills not signed in accordance...
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7 Reasons That You May Need To Revise Your Will

Creating a Will is not necessarily a one-time proposition. Even if you have a valid document, you may need to update the Will...
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3 Considerations for Succession Planning Beyond the Basic Will

Basic estate planning, including the drafting of a Will, usually involves relatively straight forward considerations such as who will be the beneficiary of your...
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Rights of Public Employee in MN

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