Being charged with a DWI can be a terrifying experience. Not only are you faced with the possibility of losing your license, jail time, and the nightmare of navigating the legal process, you must balance all of these worries with the logistical concerns of your employment and your personal life.
You may have seen or heard something near the end of 2017 about a "new law" or "big changes" impacting Minnesota limited liability companies (LLCs). You may have even received an email or letter from the Minnesota Secretary of State about it. Well, in case you dismissed the news or weren't paying attention, on January 1, 2018, Minnesota adopted a brand-new set of laws governing LLCs that were formed before August 1, 2015. This is not a small change, as the entire chapter is being replaced. More importantly, all the laws that your old LLC were governed by have now changed.
While many people think of Social Security as being solely a retirement benefit, you may also be able to receive benefits from Social Security after a family member dies. Part of the Social Security taxes you pay each month go towards a Social Security "Life Insurance" plan that may entitle family members to receive survivor's benefits from Social Security after the death of a family member.
Blended families include children from a previous marriage of one spouse or both spouses and are increasingly common today. Second marriages that result in such blended families can be a source of great happiness but can also present an estate planning challenge.