Living Probate is a court proceeding that occurs in the Probate Court while you are alive versus death probate which may occur at the time of your death. This proceeding is formally known as a guardianship proceeding within the State of Wisconsin. Within this court proceeding, a person petitions the court requesting to be appointed […]
Many times I am asked “What is the purpose of Probate and how can I avoid it at my death?”. Well, Probate is not something that just automatically occurs. The Probate Police will not be at your loved one’s door immediately following your death. Probate is merely a court process that overseas the transferring of […]
Did you know that thousands of children are injured or killed each year in car accidents even though they are secured in their child safety seat? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that three out of four child seats are not correctly used leading to thousands of injuries and deaths every year. This statistic […]
I was just reading an article published in March 2011 edition of Wisconsin Lawyer hoping to find indications on what Wisconsin intends to do with respect to an estate tax. Unfortunately, I only discovered confirmation of uncertainty regarding estate taxes. In December 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act (TRA 2010) […]
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