COVID-19 Virus Concerns Trigger Estate Planning Questions
Do I need a living will or healthcare directive? Should I have a power of attorney in place? Does my will or trust need to be updated? These are some of the questions people are asking in the wake of growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Changes in the size and nature of your estate, your familial structure and family relations, as well as changes in the law are just few examples of events that can drastically and materially affect an outdated comprehensive estate plan. Under normal circumstances, these concerns are not top of the mind. But a global health... Read More
50+ Lifestyle Expo–TODAY!
Stop by and visit Farrish Johnson attorney Paul Moosbrugger at the 50+ Lifestyle Expo in the Mankato Civic Center from 9am to 2pm TODAY!
It’s April 2019…Do You Know What Your Estate Plan Is?
As the Spring Season enters full swing, it is a good time to do spring cleaning, to plant the garden and trim the bushes, to address home improvement projects that have been neglected, and for many, to dust off their Estate Planning Documents for a regular review. The average person’s financial, familial and legal circumstances are constantly in flux. Over time, these changes can call for the need to revisit and potentially revise one’s estate plan. Changes in the size and nature of your estate, your familial structure and family relations, as well as changes in the law are just... Read More
Elder Abuse Continues to be a Problem in Minnesota
Instances of physical abuse and neglect, as well as financial abuse and exploitation of Minnesota’s communities of elderly and vulnerable adults continue to prevail. Whether it be assisted living or nursing home staff, in-home caregivers, or family members charged with the physical and financial care of elderly and vulnerable adults, it is thought that as many 1 in 10 American’s over the age of 60 can experience some form of elder abuse during their lifetime. This high number is largely based on the statistic that only about 1 in every 14 cases of elder abuse are actually reported. According to... Read More
Free Estate Planning Seminar
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 10 am at the Madelia Library for a FREE seminar on estate planning! We will discuss the following topics: Wills Trusts Probate vs. Non-Probate Healthcare Directives Transfer on Death Deeds Estate Tax Planning Solutions Charitable Gift Planning Medical Assistance Minnesota Farm Estate Tax Exception And More! Refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public. Invite your friends! CALL 507-625-2525 TO RSVP TODAY! See you at the Library on March 14!
Witness to History: 2015
In 2015, the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA title. It was their third franchise title and was followed by another win in 2017. Also in 2015, Paul Moosbrugger joined Farrish Johnson Law Office after working as a law clerk for the Honorable Kurt Johnson in Blue Earth County. Minnesota Lynx The Minnesota Lynx basketball team based in Minneapolis, MN, plays in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Lynx have qualified for the WNBA playoffs in 9 of the 19 years, winning four championships in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. They are tied with the Houston... Read More
Changes for Limited Liability Companies
Effective January 1, 2018, significant changes go into effect for limited liability companies organized in the State of Minnesota. The new law brings significant changes to the management and governance of an LLC. If your LLC was organized prior to January 1, 2015 or is not organized under Minnesota Statute 322C, you are likely impacted by this new legislation. If you have questions or concerns about these upcoming legislative changes or for any business law questions, please contact Paul Moosbrugger or Steven Fink. The attorneys at Farrish Johnson Law Office can be reached in our Mankato office at 507-625-2525 and... Read More
Join Farrish Johnson at the Mankato 50+ Lifestyle Expo
Attorneys and staff from Farrish Johnson Law Office will be at the Mankato 50+ Lifestyle Expo tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9 from 9am to 2pm at the Verizon Event Center. Paul Moosbrugger and Steve Fink will be available to answer your questions about estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, tax law, heath care directives, power of attorney and more. Farrish Johnson Law Office offers a comprehensive range of legal services and we look forward to see you at this exciting event!
Minnesota Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Expungement Statute
The Minnesota Supreme Court has now clarified certain aspects of Minnesota’s expungement law. The issue is whether a criminal felony conviction, not able to be expunged on its own, can nonetheless be expunged if the conviction was deemed to be a misdemeanor under Minnesota law. One side of the argument says the answer is “yes” because the conviction is for a misdemeanor. The other side of the argument says the answer is “no” because the person was originally convicted of a felony. The Minnesota Supreme Court answered this question with a “no” – there is no opportunity for expungement of... Read More
Protect Yourself and Your Business Against Drive-By ADA Lawsuits
Despite new legislation protecting small businesses, so-called “drive-by” law suits are being filed against small businesses across Minnesota under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) for things like handicapped parking lot, entry access, and bathroom violations. A fresh wave of these lawsuits has been hitting local Mankato area businesses within the past several weeks. The new law in Minnesota gives more protections to small businesses, such as the right to notice and a chance to fix potential violations before suit is filed. Federal courts have also disfavored these serial suits. If you are... Read More