Probate & Estate Planning

By:  Alison C. Petri © 2021 National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16, 2021 – this is your reminder to let your family know your values, goals, and preferences regarding future medical care.  Use this time to talk to your family to ensure you receive the medical care you want.  Under Wisconsin law, adults (not under legal guardianship) have the right to control decisions about their medical care, including the right to accept or…
You know how sometimes the storm just has to get worse before it gets better? That’s where we are in Part V of the Aretha Franklin saga.  Under the topic of, “It’s not what you gross – it’s what you net,” here’s the latest; The Problem Let’s add Income Tax to the mix… According to an article in the New York Times last month, Ms. Franklin apparently owed several million dollars in unpaid income tax…
Try as we might, we cannot control who our children marry. Though you may make an effort to get along with your children’s spouses, sometimes things do not work out in your favor. You may also worry about what happens to the inheritance you leave for your married child if their marriage dissolves. The animosity between you and your child’s spouse is cause for concern regarding estate planning. Naturally, if you harbor any ill…
Try as we might, we cannot control who our children marry. Though you may make an effort to get along with your children’s spouses, sometimes things do not work out in your favor. You may also worry about what happens to the inheritance you leave for your married child if their marriage dissolves. The animosity between you and your child’s spouse is cause for concern regarding estate planning. Naturally, if you harbor any ill…
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be important documents when it comes to safeguarding your assets. Protecting your wealth is the main goal of the experienced attorneys at our law firm. Take control into your own hands and ensure the courts won’t be the ones to decide how your assets are distributed in the event of a divorce. Please see below for the most frequently asked questions regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. What is a…