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What is an Estate Plan?

March 5, 2020

Every adult should have a plan in place to provide for their loved ones after they die. An estate plan is a compilation of documents that provide instructions and information regarding your assets and possessions and your wishes for medical care. It is best to seek guidance from an estate planning attorney to create a […]

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What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Wisconsin?

January 27, 2020

A will is one of the most important documents that any adult should have in place. A will provides instructions for how your assets should be distributed following your death. Everyone should have a will, even if they have only a few assets. A will provides for your loved ones and ensures that your belongings […]

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Do I Need a Medical Directive?

December 23, 2019

Nobody likes to think about their death, or consider how to handle decisions in old age. However, if you plan ahead, you can eliminate some of the trauma and stress by making important choices about your healthcare ahead of time. A medical directive gives you the chance to provide loved ones and medical professionals with […]

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What is Power of Attorney?

November 28, 2019

Whether you become incapacitated due to a serious illness, or are undergoing surgery, you want to make sure that someone you trust is in charge of your affairs. Power of attorney is a legal designation that allows a person you assign to handle your decisions and finances if you are unable to do so because […]

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What Should I Include in My Will?

November 18, 2019

Your last will and testament is a document that provides instructions regarding your assets to your loved ones after your death. If you die without a Will, state law takes over and your assets will be distributed based on the state’s legal requirements, which means that your loved ones might not be the beneficiaries of […]

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How Can I Make Changes to My Will?

October 24, 2019

Your last will and testament, also known simply as your will, is a document that provides instructions for others about the disposition of your belongings and assets after your death. It is important to have a will in place to protect your loved ones and to ensure that they know your wishes. Wills should be […]

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What are the Advantages of Establishing a Trust?

September 24, 2019

A will and a trust serve the same function: They provide for your family after your death. However, there are some differences that may make trusts advantageous in some circumstances. If you have substantial property and assets, it can be much more beneficial to your heirs to provide for them in a trust rather than […]

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What is an Advance Healthcare Directive?

July 16, 2019

An advance healthcare directive, also known as a medical directive or living will, is a legal document that provides instructions for your medical care if you are incapacitated. Whatever name you call it, a healthcare directive is a necessity for any adult, young or old. The document is a way to make medical decisions ahead […]

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Are Handwritten Wills Valid?

June 3, 2019

  Everyone should have a last will and testament in place to protect their loved ones and ensure that they leave instructions for the distribution of assets. Some states allow you to use a handwritten will. A handwritten will is also called a holographic will. Wisconsin law does require a will to be typed and […]

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Steps for Creating Your Estate Plan

May 3, 2019

An estate plan is a group of legal documents that provides details for the distribution of your assets and property following your death. It also may include important instructions regarding your health care if you become incapacitated. If you do not have an estate plan, you should. You can follow the following steps and get […]

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