Given the highly personal and important nature of estate planning, the prospect of selecting an attorney to assist you with the creation of your plan may be a bit daunting. At German Law we understand how important your estate plan is to you as well as how difficult it can be to try and choose the right attorney to help you with your plan. Our goal is to create a lifelong relationship with our Fertile, Minnesota clients so that they feel comfortable and confident about the estate plan we create together. If you need to create or update your estate pan, we would be honored to be chosen to assist you, both now and in the years to come.
Covering just two square miles, the City of Fertile is located in Polk County, Minnesota, Fertile had a population of 842 residents at the 2010 census but is also considered part of the much larger Grand Forks ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The first European settlers, brother emigrating from Norway, arrived in what would eventually become Fertile in 1879. For several years thereafter, settlers slowly trickled into the area and set up homestead claims. In 1887, at the office of the register of deeds in Crookston, a plat of Fertile was drawn up, consisting of 19 blocks, sub-divided into 239 lots and a city park. The city was named after Fertile, Iowa, the former home of a share of the first settlers
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At German Law Office we focus on the issues we feel matter most to our friends and neighbors – protecting yourself, your assets, and your loved ones, both now and in the years to come. Working with the right estate planning attorney is crucial to creating a plan that reflects your estate planning needs and objectives. We are cognizant, however, of how difficult it can be to discuss highly personal financial and family matters with a virtual stranger. This is one of the many reasons we strive to create lasting relationships with our Fertile, Minnesota clients.
In order to rely on your estate plan in the future, you will need to establish a solid foundation now and then revise that plan in the years to come. The need to review and revise your estate plan is one reason that we urge you to develop an ongoing relationship with your estate planning attorney. When you are young, single, and just embarking on your career path you do not need much more than a simple Last Will and Testament to prevent leaving behind an intestate estate. As both your family and your estate grow, however, your estate plan will need to be updated to take those changes into account. A spouse and/or children will prompt you to consider adding incapacity planning to your estate plan as well as to make beneficiary and fiduciary changes to your plan. You may also decide to create a trust to protect the inheritance you plan to leave your minor children. With the growth, both in size and value, of your estate you may need to consider the addition of asset protection tools and strategies to your overall plan. As retirement looms on the horizon, long-term care and Medicaid planning should be incorporated into your estate plan unless you can afford the high cost of long-term care out of pocket. You will also wish to consider a funeral and burial planning component if you have strong feelings about how your remains should be handled and what type of service should be had. Likewise, you may want to execute an advanced directive if you have strong opinions about end of life medical treatment.
At the German Law, we are committed to being with you throughout your life journey to ensure that you, your assets, and your loved ones are protected.
If you have additional question or concerns regarding estate planning in the Fertile, Minnesota area, or you are ready to get started on your plan, contact the experienced estate planning attorneys at German Law by calling 701-738-0060 to schedule an appointment.