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What Is the Average Cost of a Trust in Wisconsin?

If you want to protect your assets and provide for your loved ones, a trust may be the answer. These trusts can also help your estate avoid the probate process. As you are considering your options for an estate plan, you might want to think about the costs. What is the average cost of a… Read more

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What Assets Are Exempt From Probate in Wisconsin?

When someone passes away, their assets could end up in probate. During this process, the debts and assets are managed and distributed by the courts. However, not all assets will proceed through probate. A few are exempt in Wisconsin and can pass to beneficiaries without court supervision. Let’s examine the process and learn what assets… Read more

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The Importance of Estate Planning During National Estate Planning Week 

Many people often postpone or overlook their estate plans. However, these tools are a great way to secure the future for your loved ones. With National Estate Planning Week around the corner, it is time to learn more about the importance of estate planning for you and your family. What You Need for Your Estate… Read more

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Testamentary Trusts in Wisconsin

One type of trust that you may not know about is a testamentary trust. Many individuals put these in their estate plans, making them effective upon death. If you would like to learn more about whether a testamentary trust is the right option for you, here are a few points to consider.   What Is a… Read more

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What Not To Put in a Wisconsin Living Trust

With a living trust, you can manage and distribute your assets after your passing. While this valuable estate tool can help expedite the probate process and protect your privacy, it may not be the right option for everyone. Some assets are not suitable to be placed in a living trust. Here is what you need… Read more

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Can You Update an Outdated Trust in Wisconsin?

Trusts are an essential part of estate planning and managing wealth. They provide a sense of financial security and peace of mind. However, your trust may become outdated with changes in family dynamics, legal requirements, and other factors.  If you want to ensure that the trust continues to align with your current needs, intentions, and… Read more


Your Trusted Estate Planning Team Is Expanding

Exciting changes are coming to Collins Law Firm. We understand the importance of experience when providing clients with the legal advice they can trust, and that’s why we’ve tried to create a team that understands your unique needs and can work with you to manage and plan for your future. That’s why we’re proud to… Read more

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Simplify Estate Administration with Living Trusts in Wisconsin

The distribution of a deceased person’s property and settlement of debts is called probate, which can be a difficult and costly process in Wisconsin. However, creating a revocable living trust can help simplify estate administration and avoid heading to court. This estate planning tool can offer many benefits to individuals and families.  Here is how… Read more


Understanding Trust Disputes in Wisconsin

Trust disputes and litigation can arise in Wisconsin when conflicts occur between beneficiaries, trustees, or other interested parties over the administration or interpretation of a trust. These disputes can be complicated and emotionally charged, often requiring legal intervention to resolve them.  Individuals involved in or considering trust agreements need to understand the common issues that… Read more