I Want a Pet Trust, but How Do I Fund It?

  When making your estate plan, you may wonder how you will ensure your beloved pets are taken care of after you’re gone. With a pet trust, you can designate money to be used for the benefit of your pets, so that a chosen caregiver is not burdened with your pets’ expenses. There are several things… Read more »

Unmarried Owners of Real Property: Don’t Neglect This Important Step.

Many unmarried couples choose to live together before getting married, or as an alternative to marriage. What these couples often don’t realize is that they lack important legal protections that the law gives to married couples. However, couples can create similar protections and property rights by signing a co-ownership contract. A co-ownership contract is very… Read more »

Cryptocurrency Tax Considerations for Investors

Many view the world of virtual currency (or “cryptocurrency”) as an unregulated landscape. While it is true that this new area of technology is constantly advancing, and lacks many of the regulations in place for traditional forms of commerce, the profits involved in investing, selling and mining cryptocurrencies are real, and create tax obligations. The… Read more »

Alternatives to Litigation

If I have a dispute with two or more people, is there any other method to resolve the differences other than litigation or court? Yes!  There are numerous alternatives to trial or litigation if you have a dispute.  Minnesota courts often require that parties participate in “alternative dispute resolution” (“ADR”) prior to trial.  However, ADR… Read more »

Minnesota Dog Bite and Dog Attack Law

Attorney Katherine Brown Holmen recently settled a claim based on Minnesota Statute §347.22 for a client who was severely injured in a bicycle accident caused by a dog. The accident was not due to a direct dog bite, but by a dog on dog attack in the road. The settlement was accomplished outside of court… Read more »