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How to Address Cryptocurrency in your Estate Plan

lock.jpgNews channels have been reporting the massive rise in the popularity and value of cryptocurrency, for example "Bitcoin." Cryptocurrency is virtual money that is not backed by the government and is typically not held by banks or other traditional financial institutions.

Unfortunately, as cryptocurrency's popularity and value has continued to rise, people's estate planning has fallen behind the trend. If you pass away without addressing your cryptocurrency in your estate plan--or without making arrangements for your personal representative to gain access--it could be gone forever.

What You Should Know about Postnuptial Agreements

dogs.jpgCouples who are entering into marriage with sizable premarital assets may consider -- or be advised to consider -- a prenuptial (or antenuptial) agreement to protect those assets. For one reason or another, many parties dismiss the option of a prenuptial agreement, only to reassess their situation down the road (even though happily married).

If this sounds like your situation, then you should know that you are not without options. Just because you are married does not mean you can no longer preserve property rights; you can still enter into a contract by signing a postnuptial agreement.

What Does Retaliation Look Like?

sad.jpgTaking adverse action against an employee is not a decision employers should take lightly. Not only can these actions affect workplace relationships and morale, they can also lead to messy legal battles. This is especially true if an employment decision is retaliatory.

Whether you are an employer or an employee in Minnesota, it is vital that you understand the elements of retaliation as well as what it might look like in practice.

3 Tips to Help Ensure a Successful Family Business

Fighting.jpgA family business is a labor of love, but in order to survive, the business must also have love from (success in) the marketplace. This success can face challenges from co-owners, especially when those co-owners are family members or close friends. In order to preserve these important relationships, it is wise to take proactive steps to mitigate the conflicts that may arise while running the business.

Three tips that can help to better ensure the family business is strong enough to handle economic challenges include:

Don't make these seven estate planning mistakes

Many people overlook the importance of estate planning. According to a recent study from BMO Wealth management, 52 percent of American adults do not have a will, 40 percent have not discussed their estate with their family, and only 28 percent are aware of their parents' wishes regarding their estate.

Some people treat their estate as a mere legal technicality to be dealt with in the future when they are elderly. But this mindset can be a huge, costly mistake. In fact, it is one of the single biggest mistakes to be made in estate planning. You can avoid this error--and several others--by taking a look at these common mistakes in estate planning:

What to Consider if you Lease Space in an Historic Building

historic building.jpgThere are all types of entrepreneurs starting businesses in Minnesota today. Regardless whether you started your business in a garage or behind a desk, you may eventually have to move into a larger space. 

Location may be your top priority once you decide to lease commercial property. However, there are other factors to consider when it comes to finding what's right for your business. For instance, if you want to lease space in a trendy historic district, be prepared for some potential obstacles and challenges you might not face if you were leasing in newer construction.

Mediation and Divorce in Minnesota: What Can I Expect?

pistacios.jpgDid you know that most people who are dealing with family legal issues like divorce resolve them outside of court? With some exceptions, all cases are required to try and mediate the dispute before being tried in court. Most cases settle completely, or at least resolve the bulk of disputed issues. Only a small percentage of divorce cases actually go to trial. These typically include complicated, high-asset divorces or divorces involving allegations of abuse or violence, but not always.

Knowing more about the mediation process can help you prepare for your divorce and the potential challenges that may arise.

How to Prepare your Kids to Receive a Large Inheritance

moneymoneymoneyMONey.jpgIf you are fortunate enough to be able to save money for your children's futures, money that will allow them to accomplish their goals and lead comfortable lives after you're gone, be mindful of the challenges that go along with that good fortune.

An inheritance can present challenges for many recipients, particularly when it is a sizable amount of money. Some people do well with receiving this type of gift; others struggle with their sudden windfall and wind up using it in ways a parent likely did not intend. If you plan to leave a large inheritance to your children or grandchildren in your estate plan, there are steps you can take to prepare them for the gift. 

Minnesota Employers: Know How to Handle Sexual Harassment Claims

sad woman.jpgIn recent weeks, stories of sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry have been widely reported. However, sexual harassment is an issue facing every worker in every industry (as evidenced by the overwhelming number of #MeToo social media postings). It has always been crucial for employers to understand their obligations and options with regard to responding to complaints of sexual harassment; now is a good time to take another look.

How you as an employer respond (or fail to respond) in these situations can dramatically impact the continuance or mitigation of sexual harassment both at work and in society, as well as impact whether your company will face lawsuits and civil penalties. Therefore, it behooves you to know what to do when it comes to sexual harassment claims in the workplace.

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.

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