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Choosing and Navigating A…

Choosing and Navigating Attorney/Client Relationships

At some point in your life, you may need to hire the services of an attorney. Especially if you’ve never met with one before, your first meeting with an attorney may intimidate you. Below is a brief guide on the attorney-client relationship and wha… Read More
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SPOE Lawyer Spotlight: Michael Patera

The lawyers at Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson use a team approach to help businesses, individuals, and families with their legal needs. Our team is made up of six attorneys with over 138 years of combined legal experience. In this blog, w… Read More
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How to Successfully Navigate a Divorce

January is known as “divorce month.” That’s because divorce filings typically begin to spike this time of year. Divorce is something no one wants to think about, but once you have decided it’s the right choice for you, Smith, Paulson, O’Don… Read More
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SPOE Employee Spotlight: Jacob Erickson

Name: Jacob Thomas Erickson Position at SPOE: Partner Years at SPOE: Five What is your main reason for wanting to work at SPOE? I wanted to work in a growing small town near my home. Monticello was a perfect choice, because it’s on the freeway, on… Read More
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SPOE Employee Spotlight: Carly West Holler

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson is a team of dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic attorneys that serve Central Minnesota. Take a moment to get to know Carly, one of our legal professionals at SPOE. Name: Carly West Holler Position at S… Read More
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Five Things to Keep in Mind as You Put Together a Will

The process of developing a Will may be a sharp reminder of your mortality, but it can also be a welcomed assurance that your assets will be taken care of for your loved ones. Before we learn about five things to keep in mind as you put together a Wi… Read More
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Actions to Follow or Avoid After a Car Accident

If you have been unfortunate enough to have experienced an auto accident, then you may be familiar with the protocol that you have to take. There are certain do’s and do not’s that may help ease your stress and help you to efficiently recover fro… Read More
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Tips for Divorcing Parents

At Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson, PLC, we work closely with divorcing parents to get through one of the most difficult times of their adult life. In some cases, Alternative Dispute Resolution (alternatives such as mediation and arbitrati… Read More
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Changes to Minnesota's Spousal Maintenance Laws

A change in a Minnesota state law known as Spousal Maintenance, or alimony, has many divorced couples thinking about their futures. Our Divorce Attorney Jake Erickson discusses the details about this change more in-depth and how it will affect indivi… Read More
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The Top Seven Reasons To Hire A Lawyer

In important cases that can determine the future of your personal records, business transitions, finances, and lifestyle, hiring the proper attorney can make a world of difference. While some instances might seem like you don’t need to hire a lawye… Read More
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