North Dakorta Estate Planning, Probate and Living Trusts Attorneys

German Law Group

2650 32nd Avenue South, Suite O
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201

Phone(701) 738-0060 or(800) 774-7576
Fax (701) 738-0064

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Here at German Law Group, PC, Attorneys at Law, we want you to know that Estate Planning isn’t just for the very wealthy. An Estate Plan can deal with small, large, complex, and simple estate matters. That’s why it’s important to know what Estate Plan is right for you.

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Articles Published by German Law Group

 FAQ about the Types of Power of Attorney

The phrase “power of attorney” is used with great frequency in the field of estate planning.

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 Types of Probate Property

What does it mean when an attorney tells you that something is probate property? What about non-probate property? If you don’t know, then you should keep reading. When someone dies, he or she is called a decedent, and the property that they owned will be classified as being either probate property or non-probate property.

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 Building an Estate Plan Without Retiring

A good estate plan is one that takes into consideration all of your major life events, including a planned retirement and the money you'll need once you stop working. However, whether you have already retired or have yet to, you may wish to reconsider your decision to stop working. For many people, choosing not to retire is one of the best decisions they make. Here are several reasons why it may be right for you.

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 An Introduction to Elder Law – 3 Issues

When you are making your estate plan you may hear the phrase “elder law” but not really know what it means. Elder law is simply the collection of legal issues and topics that most often impacts the elderly. Creating an estate plan, for example, is one aspect of elder law, though the topic includes numerous other legal issues. Let’s take a look at some of the most common elder law issues.

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 3 Common Retirement Regrets and What You Can Learn from Them

As more and more Americans reach retirement age every day, many often find that their new lives can lead to some regrets. If you have yet to reach retirement age and are creating your estate plan there are several issues associated with retirement you may want to consider as you make your planning choices.

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 North Dakota Law on Nuncupative Wills

A nuncupative will is an oral will. Several states allow their residents to create oral or nuncupative wills under limited circumstances. Commonly called “deathbed wills,” testators make nuncupative wills during their final hours before at least one impartial witness.

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 North Dakota Augmented Estates and the Uniform Probate Code

North Dakota is only one of 10 states to adopt the Uniform Probate Code’s augmented estate concept. Augmented estates allow disinherited spouses to claim a share of their spouse’s property if they were disinherited.

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 North Dakota Adopts the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act

On April 27 of 2011, North Dakota became the first official state to adopt the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

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 Estate Planning Keeping Raiders in Davis Family

If you were to make a short list of the most influential owners in the history of professional football Al Davis would certainly be at or near the top of the list.

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 A Look at Qualified Personal Residence Trusts

Estate planning obviously involves deciding how you would like to provide for each of the ones that you love after you pass away.

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 What Happens to My Life Insurance Policy After I Die?

Many people choose to invest in life insurance. This can be a great way to offer protection to your loved ones, especially if you’re a provider for your family.

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 Estate Planning is Relevant to All Adults

Estate planning is something that a lot of people put on the back burner for any number of reasons. Perhaps the most common one would be the fact that many individuals look at the average life expectancy of 78 years plus and figure that they have plenty of time before they have to start taking estate planning seriously.

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 A Will is Not Enough: Create a Letter of Intent

Many parents choose to create a will so that their minor children are always protected. While a will allows you to appoint a guardian for the care of your minor children, it doesn’t allow you to fully explain the level of care that is needed.

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 How to Revoke a Power of Attorney

With a Power of Attorney you can appoint someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you should become incapacitated and unable to take care of your own affairs. If you do not have a Power of Attorney, no one can legally do this for you without first going to court and being appointed as Guardian or the conservator of your estate.

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