Why Should We Pre-Plan?

Financial and estate pre-planning serves the obvious purpose of passing on your financial legacy to your loved ones and facilitating the easy transfer of assets upon death. While this is an admirable objective, pre-planning serves a higher purpose than simply designating the recipient of your assets. Click here to read the full article.

Basics of Determining Child Support in Wisconsin

One of the most common issues in divorces and paternity cases is determining child support. Child support generally lasts until the child reaches 18 years of age, or 19 if they are still in high school or an equivalent program. There are a number of factors that are considered when determining child support. Click here to read the full article.

Transfer by Affidavit

One of the primary goals in estate planning is avoiding the probate process. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, principally through establishing a trust or designating beneficiary designations on accounts. While avoiding probate altogether is desirable for a number of reasons, including most notably the cost savings, the real key is to have probate assets totaling less than $50,000. Click here to read the full article.

Custody and Placement Basics

When going through a divorce, legal separation, or paternity case, many individuals are getting their first real experience in a courtroom. In such cases where children are involved, the court will make a ruling as to "Legal Custody" and "Physical Placement." Click here to read the full article.