Estate Planning & Elder Law Posts

Strategies for heading off estate troubles

With careful pre-planning, you can anticipate and head off potential estate problems. Read More »


Debunked: five myths about wills and probate

“People have many reasons for putting off estate planning,” says Prinsen, “many of which are due to common myths.” Read More »


What is probate, and do we have to go through it?

When it comes to planning the distribution of assets it's important to understand probate, its purpose & whether it's necessary for your situation Read More »


Signs it's time to consider a trust

A living trust can be an attractive option to many, allowing for the transfer of asset ownership while maintaining the ability to use the assets as you normally would. Read More »


Divestment: Understanding legal alternatives

With nursing home costs topping $100,000 per year it’s no wonder seniors need Medical Assistance or Medicaid when they hit a major health crisis Read More »


Legal advice pays off when buying/selling a home

For most of us, a house is our most expensive and significant purchase in life. If ever there is a time to call in professional help, this would be it. Read More »


How giving affects Medicaid eligibility

Tax rules surrounding gifting and Medicaid are separate, but gifting may affect eligibility.  Read More »


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

In Wisconsin, cremation is  more popular than burials. Read More »


Pandemic-proof your estate plan

5 estate plan changes to make in the wake of COVID-19 Read More »


COVID-19 brings push for estate planning

It’s always a good time to plan for the “just in case” scenarios. Read More »