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Wills v. Trusts – Which One Is Right for You?

Wills and Trusts are both vehicles used to pass your assets when you pass away. However, that is about as far as the similarities go. Here is a quick overview to help guide you as you discuss the right option for you with your estate planning attorney. Best piece of advice – keep an open […]
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Why You Do Not Want a 3 Word Will/Trust

“All to son.” This sets the record for the shortest known Will according to Texas Tech University School of Law. On the other side, the longest Will was 1,066 pages and 95,940 words. So how long should your Will or Trust be? While 3 words are not enough, over 95,000 equals overkill. There is no […]
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Apples & Oranges - DIY Wills and Trusts

What do Apples and Oranges have to do with Wills/Trusts? Well, not much. But this is sure to be an interesting read, right? We’ve all been there. We have all been tricked a time or two. Two weeks ago, I was at the supermarket. I saw the shiniest, most scrumptious looking apple. This was no […]
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Myth: Habitat for Humanity Houses Are Free

Habitat for Humanity focuses on a "hand-up, not a hand-out". Habitat believes that helping people provide for themselves while paying it back to others who follow in their steps is critical to making lasting change in our community. "What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers, but co-workers," says Clarence Jordan who […]
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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

We find most people use the word “Will” to refer to the concept of Estate Planning—not the actual Will document. Although people are surprised when they realize this, it makes a lot of sense. We do this in a lot of areas in life. When is the last time you asked for a Kleenex instead […]
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YES, You Need a Trust

Saying Trust is like saying car, there are thousands of types of makes, models, and features. A Revocable Living Trust is one of the most common trust types and the model almost everyone needs to set up. What is a Revocable Living Trust? Let’s break it down. Revocable – You can change anything and everything. […]
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Live a Little, Give a Little, Love a Lot

We love giving back at Harris Law & Co. We wanted to do something fun for the children at the Volunteers of America. We reached out and found out the kids needed something sweet. So, we donated five dozen cookies from Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in Sioux Falls to make their next snack extra delicious. Of […]
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The Pros & Cons of Wills & Trusts

Do you need a Will or a Trust? Not only is understanding the plan you put in place vital, but it’s also important to understand the pros and cons between a Will and a Trust so you can make the best decision for you and your loved ones. Many people are surprised by the differences […]
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What the New Year Means for Your Tax Bill (1 Minute)

It’s that time of year again … (no, not the time when we decide what sparkly top or tie we want to wear on new year’s…mine is gold and will look fabulous at my ZOOM party), but it’s the time when we all start looking to see what estate and gift tax looks like in […]
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Thinking of Starting a Cannabis Dispensary? What to Do Now.

South Dakota officially passed both recreational and medical cannabis on November 03, 2020. Many entrepreneurs are waiting to take advantage of the new laws and explore new business opportunities. However, a quick search through Google and you will realize there isn’t much to do right now – you can’t apply for licenses yet, there are […]
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