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Wills vs. trusts: Which is right for me?

Thursday, March 29th 2018 6:49 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
Estate planning attorney Heidi Eglash has observed that while most people appreciate the need for a will in an estate plan, trusts are less widely understood. When meeting clients to design or update...

Quick guide to types of trusts

Thursday, March 29th 2018 7:33 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
Trusts fall into two basic categories: living trusts and testamentary trusts. Living trusts are set up during the person's lifetime while testamentary trusts are set up in a will and...

Six Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan

Sunday, December 20th 2015 10:09 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
With a new year comes those recurring resolutions to exercise more and eat less, save more and spend less and so on. An important one that’s often overlooked, however, is reviewing your estate...

Avoid common estate planning mistakes

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 7:04 am
Brian Weber, Estate Planning Lawyer
Three most common estate planning mistakes
#1 Failure to plan
At first glance, estate planning can seem like an unpleasant task. It requires people to plan for their own, inevitable death. But viewing estate planning instead as insurance, as a way to provide...

Prime times (and reasons) to recheck your will and estate plans

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:46 pm
Brandon Prinsen
You finally realized the importance of writing your will a few years ago and got it done.  Whew. That’s over with. Or is it?
Wills need to be updated whenever something significant happens like the death of a loved one, the birth of a child or grandchild or a divorce. And while you're at it, it's wise to review...

Three legal steps to take when baby comes

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 6:59 am
Sonja Davig, La Crosse WI Attorney
Even though Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s baby will be born into vast wealth and celebrity, they still have one thing in common with married parents in our neck of the woods....

What does it mean to be an executor in a will?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 12:14 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Estate Planning Attorneys La Crosse WI
My parents just told me I’ve been named executor of their will. What does that mean? What does an executor do?
An executor, called a personal representative in Wisconsin, manages the estate of someone who has died.

Second marriage: how do we keep our assets separate?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 1:57 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Estate Planning Attorneys La Crosse WI
I am in my 50s and engaged to be married this year. I have grown children and so does my fiancé. We each have wills leaving our estates to our own children. Do we need to take any further...

Cremation Law: What you need to know about cremation in WI and scattering ashes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 12:03 pm
Maureen Kinney, La Crosse WI Estate Planning Attorney
Cremation in Wisconsin is gaining in popularity. A report last year found that for the first time in the state’s history, more people are choosing cremation over burial. Ranging from $400 to...

Estate planning for parents: should the guardian and the trustee be the same person

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:40 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins
My husband and I just had a baby and are doing our first will. Should the trustee and the guardian we choose for our son be the same person?
The guardian typically chooses with whom the child lives—usually choosing him/herself—while the trustee handles the money from the parents’ estate, according to their instructions.

Fact Sheet

Monday, November 17th 2014 10:29 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, is one of La Crosse's oldest and most respected law firms.
We are large enough to serve all your legal needs yet small enough to provide personal attention to all clients. We pride ourselves on being tenacious legal advocates and dedicated community...