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 someone’s possessions, including real estate, bank and investment accounts, and other possessions.
Usually, the spouse inherits everything. In the absence of children or a spouse, the estate would be divided among your nearest living relatives. Probate can be lengthy and expensive.
In addition to specifying the disposition of personal possessions, a will can also:
- Ensure your children’s security by naming the person you prefer as guardian;
- Provide for the future care of pets;
- Specify how final expenses should be handled
Humor and kindness, and understanding. Although planning for this stage of life can feel very stressful, John made this, a wonderful experience.
Working with Mr. Horn has been an extremely positive experience for both my business and personal life.
John was very helpful and knowledgeable. The estate planning work he did for me was excellent and I would highly recommend him for similar work.
John did such a great job on our living trust!”
We were so grateful to John for all of his help! He gave such clear & concise answers to some very confusing questions.
Dera, you and Kayleigh did a marvelous job on our Living Trust and related documents. I am very pleased and continue to be very impressed with you and your staff. I will certainly recommend everyone I can to you for the legal services in which you specialize.
John Horn is easy to talk to and understand. His work is thorough and his competency and knowledge are expert. We were very pleased with the estate planning process and the final result. He is an outstanding lawyer.
Dera Johnsen-Tracy is an outstanding person to work with. She is very knowledgeable, and her attention to detail is amazing. She would be a great asset to anyone looking for an estate planner!