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Should Everyone Have a Trust in Wisconsin

You’ve heard of estate planning and living trusts, but perhaps you think a will is enough. Or perhaps you think that living trusts are only for the wealthy or those with complicated estates. Should everyone have a trust in Wisconsin? In truth, at Collins Law, we say the answer is yes. There are a lot… Read more

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Trusts

Difference Between Living Trusts and Family Trusts

For most estate plans a trust is a great way to go. There are numerous benefits including avoiding probate and protecting your privacy. For most, we recommend a living trust at Collins Law, but family trusts are also an option. Learn the difference between living trusts and family trusts right here from your trusted estate… Read more

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Trusts

How a Living Trust Preserves Your Privacy

Everyone is entitled to a little privacy. Unfortunately, that’s not always true upon death. If celebrity deaths are any indication, almost the moment you leave this earth, everything in your will seems to be available for anyone to read. Maybe a living trust is the answer. Learn how a living trust preserves your privacy in… Read more

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Trusts

How Can a Living Trust Help You Pass On Your Business?

Even if you don’t own a business, Collins Law recommends that you consider a living trust to handle your assets in your estate plan, but if you do own a business, then it becomes even more important. Why? Without a trust, your business will have to pass through probate. Not only does this leave it… Read more

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Trusts

What Are the Pros and Cons of Revocable Living Trusts?

Trying to figure out what your estate plan is going to look like? People often rely on a will, but what about a trust? Trusts are useful tools for nearly any estate plan, and the most common form of trust used in estate planning is a revocable living trust. What are the pros and cons… 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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Trusts, Wills

Do I Need a Trust and Will Done in Wisconsin?

As the head of a family, it’s essential to have a plan. Having an estate planning attorney help you with life’s important decisions helps ensure that your legacy will be intact and your family is set.  When planning for a time after your death, there are two primary documents that come to mind – will… Read more

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Trusts

How to Avoid Probate in Wisconsin

It’s always a difficult situation when a loved one passes away. And unfortunately, while the loss itself is difficult enough, there are financial concerns that the family often has to attend to.  When it comes to transferring assets, the probate process often comes into play in Wisconsin. Probate consists of court proceedings in which the… Read more

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Trusts

How Do I Know if I Need a Will or a Trust?

When it comes to estate planning, you may be aware of the terms “will” and “trust.” But unless you are in the estate planning business, you may not understand the differences between the two. While they are similar, there are significant elements that make each unique. Before establishing a will or a trust, you will… Read more

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