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We’re passionate about assisting our clients in achieving their goals and protecting their families. We make sure that all meetings with us are comfortable and easy, allowing our clients to make informed decisions without feeling pressured or overwhelmed by legal jargon.
At Murphy & Berglund, we are dedicated to protecting every branch of your family tree. We aim to build meaningful relationships with our clients and their families so that – in their time of need – they know who to trust and where to turn.
Murphy & Berglund provides superior legal service at a reasonable cost. Our clients are our family, and we work hard to protect you and your loved ones throughout every stage of life.
Whether you are:
- Planning for your future through a will or a trust
- Managing aging loved ones and navigating guardianship, Medicaid, or VA planning
- Facing a financial crisis through bankruptcy or foreclosure, or
- Experiencing changes in your family through adoption or a divorce
…it is our commitment to protect every branch of your family tree.
Our attorneys are skillful, confident, and compassionate. Murphy & Berglund has large firm capabilities with small firm friendliness and warmth.
“Jodi & Michelle’s demeanor with clients is excellent. They get to the point and to where people can understand it. The problem in the legal profession is many attorneys talk in the legal mumbo jumbo, and a client walks out of a typical law office with their heads spinning and they have no idea what the attorney said. When dealing with Murphy & Berglund, we leave knowing clearly what needs to be done and why.”
"I think that Michelle’s thoroughness is part of asking great questions: making sure she fully understands the situation at hand, and maybe even sometimes playing the devil's advocate which I think is very important, because you always need to think about what the situation might become."
“Jodi understood exactly what we wanted to do and what needed to be done in her situation.”
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While the new tax law doubles the federal estate tax exemption, meaning the vast majority of estates will not have to pay any federal estate tax, it doesn't mean you should ignore its impact on your estate plan.
A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan. Classifying transfers as loans rather than gifts can be useful because it sometimes allows parents to "lend" assets to their children and still maintain Medicaid eligibility.
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