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Are There Alternatives to Guardianships and Conservatorships?

When a person is no longer able to take care of their personal health, day-to-day affairs, personal finances, or any other aspects of their life, it’s essential for their loved ones to help them set up a guardianship, conservatorship, or both. Guardianships are the best way to provide aid to…

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What Rights to Do Wards and Protective Persons Have?

Wards, whether they are under a guardianship or conservatorship have a specific set of rights that they are guaranteed by law. If you are about to enter a guardianship or conservatorship, it is imperative that you understand the rights guaranteed to wards in your state. Note: the laws regarding guardianships…

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How to Obtain a Minnesota Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Bond

Any person who is seeking a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) license in Minnesota must procure an applicable surety bond, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). If you are looking to open an SSTS business in the state of Minnesota, here is what you need to know about…

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Establishing a Guardianship for a Child Who is Turning 18

When children in Minnesota reach the Age of Majority (18 years old), they are legally considered adults. With this comes many rights and responsibilities: they can legally move out without their parents’ permission, enter into contracts (in accordance with common law), and much more. For children who have certain disabilities…

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Obtaining a Minnesota Bonded Title for Your Vehicle

Have you lost your Minnesota vehicle title? Have you recently purchased vehicle that didn’t come with a title (only a bill of sale)? Did you inherit a vehicle from a relative in another state? There are many reasons why Minnesotans may find themselves without a vehicle title. Regardless of why…

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How to Report Vulnerable Adult or Elder Abuse in Minnesota

If you have witnessed the abuse of an elderly person, a child or any other person who is deemed by the state of Minnesota to be a vulnerable (or protected) person, do not stand by and do nothing. There are ways in which you can report this abuse, whether it…

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Roadblocks to Choosing a Guardian or Conservator

When you are choosing a guardian or a conservator, there are several initial considerations you must make. For one, you need to be able to trust the person to be able to faithfully and properly carry out the responsibilities of the position. You also want to make sure the courts…

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5 Court Bonds and What They Do

Court bonds are a category of surety bonds that are generally required by the courts when a party is pursuing some type of action regarding to their case. While court bonds do not ensure a party will (or will not) take a certain action, these types of bonds do provide…

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What to Know About Power of Attorney in Minnesota

If you believe you may soon need to appoint someone to have Power of Attorney (POA), the first thing you should do is contact an attorney who can help you through the process of obtaining it. If you are looking to become more familiar with Power of Attorney in Minnesota,…

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3 Useful Documents for Minnesota Conservators

Preparing to become a conservator in Minnesota can be a long and unfamiliar process, but it becomes much easier once you learn a few basics and understand what will be expected of you. It’s not something most people are accustomed to, at first, but there are a few documents  you…

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