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Estate Planning

Without an Estate Plan Will Your Assets go to Your Spouse in Wisconsin?

We know we are constantly touting the merits of having an estate plan, but what happens when you don’t have one in place. If you’re married, with an estate plan will your assets go to your spouse in Wisconsin? We hear this all the time as a defense against estate planning, not only is this… Read more

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Estate Planning

Can Children Inherit Money From Parents in Wisconsin?

There are a lot of reasons people build estate plans. Some want to ensure their money and assets go to charity, others want to have a plan in place for their business, but most are thinking about their children. Often when you build an estate plan, your children are minors still. This has left Wisconsin… Read more

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Estate Planning

What Do You Have To Do to Maintain an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is a lot like a car. When it’s new, it’s going to work perfectly for you, but over time things happen, and the only way to keep that car running like new is to keep up with your routine maintenance. What do you have to do to maintain an estate plan? There… Read more

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Estate Planning

What Type of Will Should a Married Couple Have?

So you’re getting married. Congratulations! We’re sure our invite got lost in the mail. You have a lot on your shoulders after all. You had to find the perfect hall, the right caterer, a dress that will stun, and don’t forget about the right DJ. But what about the legal stuff? The marriage certificate isn’t… Read more

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Estate Planning

Elder Law Attorney for Milwaukee

Are you searching for an elder law attorney in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas? Then your search may be over. Collins Law Firm has years of combined experience in many practice areas of law including elder law. With our location in Wauwatosa, we are also uniquely positioned to serve Milwaukee and many of the surrounding… Read more

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Estate Planning

How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?

Probate is seen as a dirty word in many circles, but for many estates, probate is essential. Probate can be time-consuming for sure, but there is also a lot of misinformation out there about how probate works. Let’s try to clear some of that up. How long does probate take in Wisconsin may be a… Read more

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Trusts

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust in Wisconsin?

Are you thinking about where your assets will go upon your death? Then perhaps the first thing that came to mind is that you need a will. However, what you may actually want to do is set up a trust. What is the difference between a will and a trust in Wisconsin? We’ll take a… Read more

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Power of Attorney

How to Set Up Power of Attorney in Wisconsin

You’ve heard the term power of attorney before. Maybe you even know what one is and why you need one, but do you know how to set up power of attorney in Wisconsin? There are a lot of services out there that may even claim to help you for free, but are they legitimate? We… Read more

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Wills

Can You Create a Will in Wisconsin Without a Lawyer?

A will is just a reasonable way to plan for the future of your family, but can you create a will in Wisconsin without a lawyer? The quick answer is yes, but the real question is should you. Wills can be simple, but they can also get fairly complex especially if you have a lot… Read more

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