2013

Why Everyone Needs a Will

12.17.2013
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With the year’s end quickly approaching, it’s time to ask:  Do you have a Will?  I was contacted earlier this year by 96.3fm K-TWIN to talk with their morning show hosts about why everyone needs a Will.  Wills are part of what we call estate plans, which can include Wills, Funeral Directives, Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and more.  If you’re wondering why you need a Will or estate plan, here are two main reasons:

1) Having An Estate Plan Benefits You.  Anyone can benefit from the satisfaction and peace of mind […]

Three Must Have Contract Clauses

12.5.2013
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Now that winter is here and you have some time to catch up on administrative work, take time to review your contracts. No matter what type of business you operate, there are important elements that should be a part of every contract. Read on to find out what they are, and make sure your contract is up to date.

1.  An Attachments/Merger Clause: This clause lists any other documents which are intended to become a part of the contract being signed. Typically, it will list documents by title, date, or some other identifying information. A bid sheet […]

How to Hire the Right Employees the First Time

11.26.2013
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So you are in need of some new employees. You need them to start soon, as in now. There is work to be done and the hiring process takes too much time. Ok, STOP. Hiring the wrong employees quickly will cause you to spend tenfold the time dealing with them later. You know the employees I am talking about because you have them on staff currently. You spend more time dealing with the mistakes from one bad employee than you do dealing with all of your good employees.

Put a stop to this merry go round of bad hiring by […]

Garnishment and Levy of Assets in Minnesota

11.16.2013
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Garnishment and Levy of Assets in Minnesota
Under Minnesota law, a judgment debtor’s assets may be recovered by a judgment creditor through a sheriff or an attorney and used to satisfy a judgment. This includes both cash assets, such as bank accounts, and tangible property, such as vehicles or equipment.

Asset Garnishment:

Garnishment is essentially an order instructing a party to hold any property it may possess that belongs to the judgment debtor.  A garnishment can generally be used at any time after a judgment is entered.  It can also be used before a judgment is entered […]