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Working with you to protect your loved ones, your business, and your legacy.

Now Is The Time To Protect Your Loved Ones

Collins Law Firm, LLC helps families and businesses protect, build and efficiently pass their legacy on to the next generation. Schedule your appointment today to determine your family’s estate planning options. We provide estate and family planning in Wauwatosa and surrounding Milwaukee-area communities. 

Estate Planning

It’s never too early to get an estate plan in place. No matter your stage in life, it’s important to ensure that your care and financials will be handled appropriately, and that your family is set up in a good position should the unforeseen happen. 

Business Packages

Collins Law specializes in working with business professionals just like you.

Trust and Probate Administration Service

Need help with a Revocable Trust, Pour-Over Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney or Transfer Residence to Trust?  Collins Law is here for all your Trust Administration needs.

Get Started in Building Your Legacy

Helping families prosper using business and estate planning.

Your Milwaukee-Area Attorney and Partner in Building a Legacy

Collins Law Firm, located in Wauwatosa, serving the Milwaukee area, is a new kind of law firm for a changing world. Collins Law Firm is consistent, patient and professional, giving each case the attention it deserves. An integral part of its service is working closely with its clients so they can make the right decisions with respect to their estate planning and power of attorney needs.

Our loved ones are often the reason we work so hard. Collins Law Firm’s job is to help you make sure you and your loved ones are cared for if something happens to you and preserve the resources you have for their benefit.

Collins Law Firm works with financial planners, accountants, insurance companies and other professionals to figure out the best way to take care of your family based on your values. Collins Law Firm takes pride in our ability to find the right fit based clients’ values; ensure they understand the available options and are actively engaged in the process. Collins Law Firm focuses on clients’ personalities, goals and values to provide a tailored estate planning solution. 

We provide estate and family planning services in the Milwaukee area, including Wauwatosa, Waukesha, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Elm Grove, Brookfield.

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We help take care of life's difficult issues so that you can relax and focus on the things that matter most

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What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of determining who will make decisions for you if you become disabled and efficiently transferring your assets to your beneficiaries while also protecting those assets. Usually, we use a will or trust as the main planning document. In addition to the main planning document, we use other documents like financial and healthcare powers of attorney to nominate someone to make decisions for you if you cannot make decisions on your own. We also use marital property agreements, living wills, and additional documents to address other potential issues. Estate planning can provide structure to money inherited by disabled or minor children to ensure the money is used properly after your death.

Why do I practice Estate Planning?

I practice estate planning, because I understand how hard people work to earn the money they make during their lives. I also know how important it is for them to preserve those assets. It is important for people to have the chance to enjoy what the world has to offer. By working in estate planning, I can help families and businesses protect their assets, so they enjoy the benefits of their hard work and preserve them for their loved ones.