Simply stated, Estate Planning is the process of designating how your assets will be distributed upon your death and how your affairs will be managed in the event of your incapacity. However, a truly comprehensive and effective Estate Plan can provide much more... (read more)
Parents want to protect their most important assets and pass them along to their children. A nursing home stay can decimate family assets. In most cases, Medicaid requires... (read more)
The primary purpose of death Probate is to transfer title of a deceased person's assets to his or her heirs or beneficiaries. When a person dies with assets titled solely in his or her name (or held with another person as a tenant in common), with no direct beneficiary designations... (read more)
Guardianship, also known as Living Probate, is a court proceeding designed to protect those who are mentally incapacitated. If you have a loved one who is no longer capable of making financial decisions and/or health care decisions for himself or herself... (read more)
Family-owned businesses and farms are a mainstay of the Wisconsin economy. The correct choice of business entity (LLC, LLP, C-corporation, S-corporation, and so forth) is an important first step with many serious... (read more)
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My grandparents’ home in San Antonio, Texas was beautiful and mysterious, and was also one of the most uncomfortable places for a young child. Surrounded by irreplaceable artwork and collections from around the world, I learned from an early age not to touch anything. The only exceptions to this rule were two brass turtle hotel bells my grandmother kept on her coffee table in the “sitting room”. Each turtle had a wind-up bell mechanism on its underside, and when the turtle’s head or tail was pressed down the bell wound ring. As an only child for the first ten years of my life, I recall spending what seemed like hours sitting alone on the floor by my grandmother’s coffee table and playing with these turtle bells while the adults spent time “visiting”. For the same reasons, my oldest daughter eventually developed her own fond appreciation for the same set of turtle bells.