What Tax Returns do I Need to File as an Executor of an Estate?

Acting as the personal representative to an estate comes with a lot of responsibility, none the least of which is ensuring that all the proper paperwork is filled out and submitted to the proper authorities. While Wisconsin has essentially done away with the estate tax, executors still need to turn in tax returns on behalf […]

Health Care Power of Attorney: What Are Your Intentions During Incapacity

While planning for a catastrophic accident is something we may never want to think about, creating a health care power of attorney for someone to act in our best interest in the event that we become incapacitated is an important aspect of estate planning. Even in cases in which we make a full recovery, we […]

What is at Stake if You Pass Away Without a Will?

Creating a will and planning your estate is an incredibly important process that all adults need to think long and hard about, especially if they have children. Without a last will and testament, vital decisions about your estate will be left up to the courts or someone who might not be the best choice to […]

Estate Planning for Your Family Farm

Planning for your family farm’s future is a unique combination of estate and business planning, requiring attention to detail and understanding of family dynamics. Furthermore, because some farms can be capital intensive and have many assets, family farmers need to take into account how taxes and the probate process might have an impact on the […]

How Long Does Probate Take in Wisconsin?

The time it can take for an estate to pass through probate court in Wisconsin depends on many factors including the size of the estate, debts to be paid, and whether or not any interested parties contest the language of the deceased’s last will and testament. While there are any number of issues that may […]