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Q&A: Can I do estate planning without an attorney?

Sunday, January 14th 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

My spouse and I are getting our estate planning started this year. I have some friends who did it on their own, and I’m wondering if I can too or if I should use a lawyer

Signs it's time to consider a trust

Monday, February 15th 2021 8:50 am

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

Avoid common estate planning mistakes

Saturday, January 25th 2020 12:00 am
Brian Weber, Estate Planning Lawyer

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.

5 reasons not to DIY estate planning

Tuesday, August 23rd 2022 9:30 am

5 ways having an estate planning attorney makes all the difference in ensuring your estate will be handled the way you intend.

Five everyday legal tips to make life easier

Friday, September 16th 2016 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Life can be messy. With some legal planning some of the messiest can minimized. These five legal tips can help preemptively smooth out some trials of life

Strategies for heading off estate troubles

Thursday, May 27th 2021 5:43 pm

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

Property Ownership: How Do We Keep Property in the Family?

Wednesday, February 9th 2011 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC

How do we put my mother's real estate in mine and my siblings’ names in a way that keeps it in the immediate family?

Estate planning: don't forget to plan for your digital estate

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 12:00 am
Maureen Kinney, Estate Planning Attorney La Crosse WI

Estimates indicate 30 million Facebook accounts belong to dead people. 

Second marriage: how do we keep our assets separate?

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Estate Planning Attorneys La Crosse WI

I am in my 50s and engaged to be married this year.

Six reasons to reconsider marriage later in life

Monday, December 29th 2014 12:00 am
Maureen Kinney, La Crosse WI Divorce Attorney

By the time some single or divorced people reach age 50 or 60, they’ve sworn off marriage, even if they’re in a committed relationship.

Six Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan

Sunday, December 27th 2015 12:00 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 plan.

Revising Your Estate Plan During and After Divorce

Monday, May 1st 2017 12:00 am
La Crosse WI Divorce Lawyers at Johns, Flaherty & Collins

You are separated. Is this the time to change beneficiaries on life insurance and your retirement accounts?

Five tips for choosing a lawyer

Thursday, September 29th 2016 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Chances are at some point in your life, you'll need a lawyer. It is the nature of the complex world we live in that sometimes we need the guidance of an attorney to protect our interests. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure you get the caliber of representation you deserve. 

Estate planning: how do I discuss it with my aging parents?

Saturday, February 3rd 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Whether 80 or 18, every adult should have at least one or two documents.

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

Monday, February 17th 2020 12:00 am
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?

Is a handwritten will legally binding?

Thursday, August 19th 2021 10:06 am

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

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

Monday, December 9th 2019 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC

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

Quick guide to types of trusts

Friday, June 8th 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Trusts fall into two basic categories: living trusts and testamentary trusts. This infographic offers a quick guide to the most common types of trusts.

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

Tuesday, November 13th 2012 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins

My husband and I just had a baby and are doing our first will.

Wills vs. trusts: Which is right for me?

Thursday, April 19th 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

While most people appreciate the need for a will in an estate plan, trusts are less widely understood.

Preparing your executor or trustee for success

Sunday, October 15th 2017 12:00 am
Estate planning attorneys at Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

While death is not a favorite dinnertime conversation, it’s crucial to set aside time to talk with those you have designated to manage your estate when you’re gone.

Three legal steps to take when baby comes

Monday, March 9th 2015 12:00 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.

Steve Doyle demonstrates he's a true family man

Thursday, July 8th 2021 11:37 am

Here's your chance to see a more personal side of our partner Steve Doyle. Steve practices Divorce Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Corporate Law, Estate Planning and more

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

Tuesday, August 23rd 2022 12:00 am
Maureen Kinney, La Crosse WI Estate Planning Attorney

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