Estate planning

What is digital property?

When someone dies in the state of Wisconsin, their will dictates how the court must divide their assets. This typically includes physical properties like cars and houses as well as financial assets like life insurance policies and savings accounts. However, an...

What is a trustee?

When you place your assets into a trust in Wisconsin, you'll need someone who can manage them on behalf of the beneficiary. This is an especially important decision because you'll want someone who will conscientiously follow your directives after you're gone. A...

When and why you need a will

In general, it is better to have a will than to not have one. If you die without a will or some kind of estate plan in place that determines how your assets will be distributed, such as a trust or beneficiary designations, the state of Wisconsin decides what will...

How long does probate take?

When an individual passes away in Wisconsin, their estate might go into probate. If you're one of their heirs or an individual named in their will, you're probably wondering how long probate will take. Unfortunately, there's no way to give an exact answer. There are...