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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Clients and prospective clients often ask me about legal options available so that they might qualify for Medical Assistance in the event they need nursing home care at some time in the future. Some suggest gifting to their children during their lifetimes while others suggest establishing an irrevocable trust known as a “Medical Assistance” trust to protect their assets.Read More