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Asset Protection in Wisconsin

Court Rules Inherited IRA not Exempt in Bankruptcy The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a ruling by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin which held that [...]

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How to Avoid Probate in Wisconsin

As an estate planning attorney, I know that a common goal for my estate planning clients is to avoid probate. “Probate” refers to the Court-supervised process of accounting for and distributing [...]

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What is your excuse for not having a Will?

Over half of Americans die without a Will. Some of the most common reasons my clients offer for not preparing a Will sooner are: I’m too busy. It seems people are busier than ever. One certainty, [...]

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Estate Planning Lawyer in Wausau: Passing on your Green Bay Packers Season Tickets

Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers, has been sold out on a season ticket basis since 1960.  Since that time, the waiting list for season tickets has grown to over 100,000.  There’s [...]

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Estate Planning Attorney, Marshfield WI: Appeals Court Rules Debt Forgiveness Invalid

A dying man’s undisputed wish to forgive several debts cannot be granted, a Wisconsin appeals court has ruled. Eighty-eight year old Roger Hansen was in the process of making a will with an [...]

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Protect Assets from Nursing Home: Irrevocable Trust May not be Adequate

A Wisconsin appeals court recently ruled that the assets in an irrevocable trust established by three children with funds gifted to them by their parents are available to pay for the [...]

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Estate Lawyer Wausau: Non-Probate Transfers in Wisconsin

As an estate lawyer, I know that a common goal for my estate planning clients is to avoid probate. “Probate” refers to the Court-supervised process of accounting for and distributing property [...]