Protecting clients’ assets and well-being at every stage of life

Attorney Jane Larson, paralegal Nicole Olila, attorney Jason Peters and attorney Mary Ebb.
Attorney Jane Larson, paralegal Nicole Olila, attorney Jason Peters and attorney Mary Ebb.

You have an estate.  Your estate is comprised of everything you own — your car, home, cabin, bank accounts, IRAs, 401(k)s, life insurance, furniture and other personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common —you can’t take it with you when you die.

That’s why it’s important to invest in end-of-life planning. It can be a complicated process that most don’t want to deal with until they’re under pressure. Preparing a will or trust, appointing a power of attorney, creating a health care directive and selling the homestead may seem simple, but there are pitfalls that an attorney can help you avoid.

Larson and Ebb say that clients come to them with a lot of questions, including:
• What is a health care directive and why do I need one?
• What is probate and is it always necessary?
• Who can make decisions for my parent who is now incapacitated?
• When should my elderly parent apply for medical assistance?
• What happens if I don’t have a will?
• What is a power of attorney and why do I need one?
• What are the benefits of a trust? Do I need one?
• Should I transfer my house into my kids’ names?

Roseville attorneys Jane J. Larson and Mary Joki Ebb believe in planning ahead at every stage of life.  In their combined 50+ years of experience, they’ve seen what happens when you don’t plan ahead. When an illness like Alzheimer’s or cancer suddenly thrusts individuals and families into difficult conversations confronting our mortality head on, there are many decisions to make and we feel ill-equipped to address them. That’s why planning ahead — when we are healthy — is important. Preparation brings peace of mind.

As human beings, we tend to want to avoid planning ahead.  We’re uncomfortable thinking about and talking about the inevitable “death and taxes.” Every situation is unique and has its own challenges, but Larson and Ebb have successfully guided clients through this very delicate process for many years. Having walked many clients through the process, both Larson and Ebb agree that the most common response to the initial meeting with clients is, “I just feel so much better and less confused.  I feel like I now have a direction.”

In May 2015, Larson and Ebb will join forces to form a new law firm to better serve individuals and families in Roseville and surrounding communities. The new firm — Larson & Ebb, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, PLLC — will continue to provide the same excellent professional service. Both Larson and Ebb remain committed to providing the highest quality service with the personal touch clients have come to expect from them.  

Real Estate is often the largest asset in an estate.  Larson is a real property law specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is a licensed title agent.  She also worked as a real estate agent for over 20 years before opening her law practice. She says, “The problem with real estate is a lot of times people don’t know there’s a problem until they go to sell the property.  I’m often the only one out there really looking out for the client in a real estate transaction.”

The Larson & Ebb firm provides legal counsel and services in the following areas of law:
• Elder Law/Elder Care
• Advance Directives
• Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)
• Special Needs and Supplemental Needs Trusts
• Guardianship/Conservatorship
• Probate
• Real Estate
• Arbitration/Mediation

The firm’s new website (www.larsonebb.com) will be live by early May.


Larson & Ebb P.L.L.C.
1700 West Highway 36
Rosedale Towers, Suite 801
Roseville, MN 55113

www.janejlarson.com
www.maryebblaw.com

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