Estate Planning & Elder Law Posts

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 »


Prime Times (and Reasons) to Recheck Your Will and Estate Plans

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?   Read More »


Avoid common estate planning mistakes

At first glance, estate planning can seem like an unpleasant task, but it's important if you want to decide how your assets will be distributed. Read More »


Planned Giving: Should we leave our favorite charity a percentage or specific dollar amount

Attorney Katelyn Doyle recommends using a percentage rather than a dollar amount in your will. Read More »