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3 Things to Understand about "Cease and Desist" Letters

Stop Light.jpgCreative works and inventions like logos and taglines or product labels and trade secrets are obviously important to business owners. 

Sometimes, when another person uses that proprietary information without authorization or consent, business owners must take action to stop the illegal use. Under these circumstances, the business owner may want to send a cease-and-desist letter to formally demand that a party stop using the product or design in question. However, before you send anything, stop and think about how to best achieve the desired result.

How Does Parenting Time Affect Child Support in Minnesota?

storytime.jpgDivorce changes families, no doubt. One of the most significant changes to expect is the change in time each parent spends with a child. This is called "parenting time." Decisions regarding parenting time can influence many other areas of a divorce.

For instance, parenting time has a direct impact on child support orders in Minnesota. We explain why below. 

Your Estate Plan Can Protect More than your Assets

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Estate planning is about more than just distributing your assets. It is also about protecting your family, providing them with guidance and answers, and preserving your wishes and values.

Below is information on how you can achieve these goals with a comprehensive estate plan.

The Dos and Don'ts of Creating a Strong Employee Handbook

Reading book.jpgEmployers have a number of legal tools to protect themselves, their company, and their employees. One of these tools is an employee handbook.

Employee handbooks can inform employees of their rights, establish workplace ground rules, and guide employers and employees through disputes. If you are starting a business, if your company is going through some transitions, or even if you're an established business, you would be wise to consider the following dos and don'ts of creating a strong, effective employee handbook.

Guidelines for child support in Minnesota

Too often, people see child support as nothing more than a financial burden on a parent. However, child support is essential to the well-being and care of a child, and it serves as a means of ensuring that both parents contribute to child's life.

Considering how critical this financial contribution is, it is important for parents to understand some of the general guidelines for a child support order in Minnesota.

Changing the Benefits Offered to a Predecessor's Employees

boat.jpgQuestion: I've just purchased a business. My predecessor was very generous with the employees when it came to PTO. Do I have to follow suit?

Unless you have entered into a contract that would require you to do so, the short answer is: No.

How can I protect my pet after I am gone?

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If you are like many pet owners in Minnesota, your animal companion is more of a member of your family than a piece of property. Owners often spend considerable time (and money) caring for pets, worrying when they're sick, and depending on them during hard times. 

Because of their importance, pets can be a great concern when it comes to estate planning. However, before you assume you can just leave your entire estate in their paws, you should understand how estate planning for pets works in Minnesota. 

Misleading product statements can lead to lawsuits

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Minnesota and Wisconsin are home to roughly hundreds of breweries, and residents in both states are likely to cite the local nature of these breweries as one of their top selling points.

If people learned that a local favorite was actually brewed in a different state, there could be considerable fallout for that company. That is the issue facing one producer of craft beer that positions itself as a Hawaiian beer, despite being brewed in other states. The company has been sued for misleading marketing.

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