What Is Probate?

Probate, also called estate administration is the legal process enabling the transfer of property after someone dies. Depending on the circumstances, a probate may involve: 1. Proving the validity of a Will; 2. Court appointment of someone to serve as agent for the deceased person – referred to as an administrator, personal representative, executor, or… Read more »

Property Tax Appeals

       What can you do if you disagree how the county has valued or classified your property? First, you may contact your assessor to attempt to resolve your issue. If you are unable to resolve the issue then you may appeal to the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization or attend an Open Book meeting… Read more »

What Constitutes an Employee and Independent Contractor

WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMPLOYEE AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JULY 15, 2015, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CRITERIA      Dudley and Smith, P.A. has been practicing in Minnesota since 1952 and has experienced Attorneys that will assist both companies and individuals in labor issues. The following is a brief over-view of the July 15, 2015 Department… Read more »

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations – Minnesota

Minnesota law sets a lower time limit for someone who dies as a result of negligence of another as in a car accident or other situations in which another party has liability for the death of that person.  Minnesota sets a three (3) year Statute of Limitations from the date of death.  The “Statute of… Read more »

Landmark Marriage Equality Decision Issued by U.S. Supreme Court

By Anne Longfellow On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S.  Supreme Court issued its opinion on the much anticipated marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___. The decision was 5-4 with Justice Kennedy writing for the majority joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagen. The Court was tasked with answering two questions:… Read more »

Saint Paul Saints Free Ticket Promotion

Tell us what you love about the city of Saint Paul for your chance to win our seats to the first game ever played at CHS Field! As a way to say “thank you” to the Twin Cities community, Dudley and Smith, P.A. is offering our tickets to the first game ever played at the… Read more »