Estate Planning & Elder Law Posts

Cremation Law: Info to know about cremation in WI and scattering ashes

Wisconsin laws are pretty clear about what's allowed for burials and entombment, they're much less so when it comes to treatment of cremated remains Read More »

How giving affects Medicaid eligibility

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

5 legal tips to consider before retirement

Most Americans look forward to their retirement for years, if not decades, but before you ride off into the retirement sunset, consider these legal tips.  Read More »

Is a handwritten will legally binding?

Wondering if you can make arrangements on your own and whether a handwritten will is legally binding? Here's what Wisconsin law says. Read More »

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, 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 »