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What to Expect During Your First Meeting with a Probate Lawyer

To prepare for your first meeting with a lawyer for the administration of an estate you should gather relevant information and documents related to the deceased’s estate. The attorney will need general information about where the deceased lived, who their surviving family members are, whether they had a will or trust, and what their debts […]

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Firm Hires Immigration Assistant

Emma Peterson is the law firm’s newest legal assistant, dedicating her practice to serving our immigration clients.   Emma is a Minnesotan and a 2020 graduate of the University of Minnesota.  She spent the previous year as an intern in Spain, improving her Spanish and teaching English.   We are excited to welcome Emma to our team!

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Selecting Your Life Insurance Beneficiary

Every life insurance plan requires you to name a beneficiary. Your beneficiary is the person you have chosen to receive the death benefits of your life insurance. It seems simple, but naming beneficiaries could be one of your most important estate planning steps. Here are six important points to consider. Your beneficiaries may or may […]

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Attorney Selected to Super Lawyers 2022 List

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Minnesota via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.   Greg Deckert was selected to this list for the sixteenth year.  The firm congratulates Greg on receiving this honor once again.

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What is a Children’s Trust and Do I Need One?

The estate planning attorneys at Deckert Law can employ many types of trusts for various purposes depending on the client’s needs and preferences. Today we’re going to talk about one of the most-common trusts used in estate plans at Deckert Law and why you might need children’s trust language in your will or trust. Why […]

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Immigration Legal Extern

The law firm is pleased to have a legal extern for the Spring 2022 semester. Alessandra Sabra Durose is our legal extern and a 3L at the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she is involved in the Immigration Law Practice Group. Alessandra is assisting Scott Andrew Fulks with various projects in furtherance […]

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TPS Ukraine

TPS Ukraine The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 3, 2022 that it had designated the country of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis created, DHS has provided a means for Ukrainians already in the United States to remain here […]

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Do I Need a Health Care Directive?

Everyone should ensure that they have prepared a valid health care directive under Minnesota law. A health care directive has the legal effect of speaking for you at any time when you are unable to speak for yourself. A well-drafted health care directive should include living will language, health care power of attorney provisions, and […]

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Law Firm Welcomes New Legal Assistant

On December 1, 2021, Breezy Wegner became the law firm’s latest full time legal assistant.  Breezy comes to us with substantial experience in the legal field.  She has been a receptionist, legal assistant, paralegal and law firm office manager for over 14 years, and has expertise in estate planning, real estate, business law and estate […]

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New Legal Assistant!

We are pleased to announce that Sienna Clement is our newest part-time legal assistant.  Sienna is a 2020 honors graduate of Hillsdale College, where she studied German Literature and was active in dance and theatre.  Deckert Law is excited to have Sienna join our team!

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