People generally believe they are best suited to determine who should inherit their possessions. However, without a will, Wisconsin’s intestacy laws govern who inherits, including real estate, bank and investment accounts, and other possessions.
Many people do not realize the power and flexibility of a revocable living trust. This is an extremely useful estate planning tool for managing assets both before and after the death of the grantor, the person who sets up the living trust.
Estate planning is invaluable in a variety of family situations, such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial marital property agreements, LGBTQ planning, issues arising from blended families, and charitable planning.
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Horn & Johnsen SC have served the Madison and Greater Dane County area since 1991. Our attorneys live and work in the Madison area, and they care about advancing the interests of individuals, businesses and organizations, large and small, throughout the community.
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