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Who Inherits When There Is No Will In Wisconsin?

Most of us know you need at least a will for your estate plan. A will can specify what happens after your death and how your assets are passed to your family. But what happens when there is no will? Well, then, asset distribution can become a little complicated. This scenario is known as intestate…. Read more

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Probate, Trusts

Does a Trust Avoid Probate in Wisconsin?

If you want to secure your legacy for future generations, then estate planning can help with the process. However, not everyone wants to proceed through probate. This legal proceeding can be expensive, time-consuming, and very public. Fortunately, a trust might be the answer to avoiding any probate issues. If you would like to learn more… Read more

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Trusts

Bypass Trusts in Wisconsin

When it comes to estate planning, you will want to use all the available tools at your disposal. You might have already heard about establishing a trust, but there is one that doesn’t get the same attention as revocable or irrevocable ones. Bypass trusts can be an option for those married couples with substantial assets…. Read more

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Estate Planning

How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney?

If you want to take charge of your financial future for your family, you may want to think about estate planning. With these plans, you can ensure a smooth transfer of assets to the next generation. Meeting with a Wisconsin estate planning attorney is the first step in the process. After that, you can create… Read more

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Trusts

The Pros and Cons of Putting Your House in a Wisconsin Trust

Protecting your assets is one step of the estate planning process. For many people, their home is one of their most valuable possessions. While many use a trust to safeguard their assets, is that the right choice for you? Learn more about the pros and cons of putting your house in a Wisconsin trust. Benefits… Read more

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Trusts

Is a Trust Better than a Will in Wisconsin?

When you want to manage your assets and make sure they are distributed according to your wishes, that is where estate planning is essential. You have two options in Wisconsin: drafting a will or creating a trust. These options both have benefits and disadvantages. Your financial situation, family dynamics, and personal preferences all play a… Read more

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Trusts

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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Probate

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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Estate Planning

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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