Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone has an estate. Even if you have a very modest estate—it could be as simple as a bank account—you still need a plan. You still need several very important documents to avoid the need for a guardianship or conservatorship should something – such as an accident– happen to you so you are unable to take care of things yourself. In a nutshell, an estate plan is the creation of a plan for managing your assets while you are alive and distributing them after your death.
- Marriage Dissolution (Divorce)
- Child custody, visitation and child support
- Spousal support (maintenance)
- Domestic abuse
- Modification of decrees
- Prenuptial agreements
Today it is estimated that over 50% of all marriages end up in divorce. Divorce is never easy. Everyone suffers when couples split up– the spouses, their children and even their friends and relatives. Issues that must be dealt with include the division of marital property (including real estate, personal effects, investments, and retirement funds).
Also important are issues of child custody, visitation, child support, and spousal maintenance.
We understand that every case is unique. We take the time to learn about you and your family so we can provide you with legal counsel and advocacy customized to your unique situation.
“Elder law” is an umbrella term that refers to legal issues we all confront as we age. We will all face estate planning, retirement planning and its tax implications, healthcare issues and the requirements for Medicare or Medicaid, and guardianships and conservatorships, as we age. Despite its name, people should start understanding elder law issues and planning well before retirement age. Planning is even more urgent for someone with elderly family members who are disabled or have special needs.
Today’s business world has grown increasingly complex and difficult to navigate. State and federal regulations and recent caselaw continue to make setting up and operating a business more challenging than ever. Every small business owner is faced with an ever-expanding array of hurdled from the outset including the choice of business entity, necessary agreements, financing arrangements, compliance and human resources issues and much more. Business owners often require guidance relating to the purchase or sale of a business, buy-sell agreements, regulatory compliance, and business succession planning. Each of these matters requires experienced legal counsel to navigate the myriad of issues and challenges to keep your company operating smoothly.
Berglund Law Office provides real estate counsel to Twin Cities residents including the following services:
- Purchasing or selling real estate
- Listing and purchase agreements
- Mortgages, contracts for deed, leases
- Unlawful detailer, mortgage foreclosure and contract cancellation actions
- Title issues
- Co-tenancy agreements
- Representation of owners selling FSBO
- Condominiums, co-ops and townhouses
- Landlord-tenant matters