Estate Planning Blog

What Is the Purpose of a Guardian?

What Is the Purpose of a Guardian?

You need a will to disperse your worldly goods and collected riches when you are nearing retirement or in your golden years. According to a recent Wausau Pilot & Review article titled "Why parents need the will to establish legal guardianship," you also need a...

Ask Mom if She has a Will

Ask Mom if She has a Will

The family was baffled. Not only was the will out of date, but it was also unsigned, and the person named as executor had died a decade before their mother died. During their mother's illness, they scrambled to find her paperwork and had no idea what her wishes were...

Can Unequal Inheritances Be Fair?

When distributing your assets after you die, you may have different plans for different children. Maybe you plan to leave the family home to one child while leaving a more substantial sum of money to another. Or perhaps you have a child with special needs whom you...

How Can I Minimize My Probate Estate?

Having a properly prepared estate plan is especially important if you have minor children who would need a guardian, are part of a blended family, are unmarried in a committed relationship, or have complicated family dynamics—especially those with drama. There are...