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What is a Revocable Trust, and Do I Need One?

Learn what a revocable trust is and what it can do for you. Trusts are not just for the rich. We discuss the benefits to a revocable trust for the average person, along with the reasons some individuals may not want a trust.
of your estate is the attorney hired for the probate process. The state of Wisconsin requires a p…s probate system if the gross amount of assets at the

Death and Debt, Who Pays Mom's Bills?

Find out who has to pay a deceased parent’s debts after they pass away. What happens if the medical bills and credit cards are larger than the whole estate?
f her property is required to go through the probate system. This is the court process where the

What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Many are under the impression that if they pass away, their property will all go to their spouse, but that is not always the case. Find out how the State of Wisconsin handles someone passing away without a Last Wil…

What to Do After a Love One Dies?

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Knowing what needs to be done before dealing with the loss of a loved one can be very beneficial.
with an attorney can help determine whether probate is necessary in your loved one…w if the estate will have to go through the probate system. In Wisconsin

Estate Planning: Deciding on a Personal Representative

Learn about the responsibilities of a personal representative and figure out who would make a good personal representative for you.
iding whether to hire an attorney to handle probate Managing assets and dis… can lead to a prolonged probate administration and could come across as ins

How Long Does Probate Take In Wisconsin?

Find out how long the probate process is in Wisconsin and what causes an estate to stay in probate for so long.
the goal for most is to avoid probate. Probate is the legal process for determining heirs…s estate is required to go through the probate system if the gross amount of assets at the

Small Estates In Wisconsin

Not all estates need to go through a lengthy probate process. Find out the different ways to handle small estates in the State of Wisconsin.
you do not need to go through the entire probate process. DETERMINE WHAT ASSETS ARE PAR…per estate planning techniques to help avoid probate. Below are examples of assets that are norm

When to Update Your Will

Having a Last Will and Testament is important. Making sure your Will is up to date and valid is just as important. Find out when you will want to review and update your Will.

Common Types of Estate Planning Trusts

Trusts are not just for the rich. Learn why many use a trust as part of their estate planning.
avoid the probate system

Common Reasons to Contest a Will

Explore the common reasons Wills are contested and what you can do to prevent it.
difficult and expensive process through the probate court…their old will by making a new one. If the probate process is started using an older will