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Will Contest, Trust contest, and Asset Contest in Wisconsin – What Are The Rules?

Published Jun 2nd, 2020

Sometimes we have clients who come to us saying, “We knew there was going to be a problem with mom’s will.” Other times, clients relay to us that they are surprised and upset when unexpected conflict arises when their loved one dies. Conflict can arise between beneficiaries, or between siblings, or between a second wife or husband, and children of a different marriage. All of these things are...Read more

Why Not Transfer To Kids

Published Jun 2nd, 2020

In Wisconsin, the official average of nursing home care, or other long-term care, is $7000 per month, but in our practice we are hearing monthly averages that are quite a bit higher than that, and rising. If you ever need nursing home care, the Medicaid program will help you pay for it—after you "spend down" your assets to the point where you qualify for benefits. If you are married, you likely won't have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid, but...Read more

Make a Plan For Your Estate Before It’s Too Late

Published May 4th, 2020

The last thing you want to worry about after the passing of a loved one or relative is whether or not they had their estate planning complete and affairs in order. Depending on the situation, it’s possible that friends and family may not be as prepared as they should in the event of an unexpected or unforeseen event. At Hildebrand Law Firm, we can’t stress enough how important it is to take the time to plan for your future and the future of your loved ones. One of our clients received a wake-up call that it was time to get her estate plan in place after the unfortunate passing of her younger brother. Read more

Estate Planning Issues? Fix Them Now, Not Later

Published Apr 9th, 2020

When it comes to estate planning, there are a lot of difficult decisions to make and areas that need to be addressed to make sure every detail is covered. Even after the estate planning process is complete, you should review and update it regularly to account for any changes, and make sure everything is aligned to your wishes. You and your loved ones don’t want to run into any issues or uncover any problems, especially when it’s too late. Read more