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Why Is a Power of Attorney So Important? 
A power of attorney is a legal document that names an agent to make financial or medical decisions. This form is used when the individual known as the “principal” is unable to make decisions for one reason or another, or, cannot be present to sign legal documents during financial transactions. Everyone should have designated an agent for medical and financial decisions. If you haven’t named an agent, it’s time to draft the documents with an elder law attorney experienced in...

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Probate Attorney in Wisconsin
Is Probate Necessary?
Many people have questions about the probate process. For example, is probate necessary, and if so, what is the process of probate? Do you need a probate attorney, and how long will the proceedings take?  Whether probate is necessary depends upon how an individual’s assets are held at his or her time of death. Certain types of assets are subject to probate, while other assets are exempt. During the probate process, a personal representative also known as the executor –...

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Overview of Guardianship Lawyers as a Resource for Transitioning Families
Family law is an important one! Indeed, it is just very different from other legal practices.  Elder law and guardianships can be stressful and have many emotions within it. After all, it involves family, and that’s indeed very personal!  Having an experienced Elder Law/Guardianship attorney can alleviate a lot of the stress on families navigating the court process. Conservatorship Elder Law  It is really important to hire the right guardianship lawyer.  Finding Suitable Elder Law Attorney  Found yourself stuck in a similar problem and seeking a reliable and professional guardianship...

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wisconsin marital property law
Marital Property Agreements, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Marital property agreements, also known as prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements, are an effective way of defining how property should be distributed in the event of a divorce. They are also an effective estate planning tool. A marital property agreement is a flexible written document exclusively between spouses setting out each spouse’s rights and obligations with respect to both spouses’ property regardless of when it was acquired. Typically, Wisconsin law treats income and possessions acquired by a couple after their...

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Medicaid planning
How Funeral Trusts Help Persons Qualify for Medicaid
Irrevocable Funeral Trusts (IFTs), or differently phrased, Irrevocable Funeral Expense Trusts, allow persons to pay for their funeral and burial costs, also known as final expenses, in advance of their death. They are legal agreements that not only allow peace of mind knowing that funeral funds are available when needed, but they are also an invaluable Medicaid planning tool. Essentially, IFTs provide a way for Medicaid applicants to lower their countable assets and meet Medicaid’s asset limit for qualification...

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The Importance of Having a Knowledgeable Probate Attorney to Assist with Estate Administration
A probate attorney can help the family members of the deceased person resolve any debts and distribute the assets. The probate attorney, also known as the estate attorney, aids the estate executors to manage the probate process. It is important to have a probate attorney assist you with knowing your rights when it comes to creditors or any of the deceased’s final bills or expenses. It is also important to have a probate attorney assist you with saving on taxes. A...

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real estate attorney
How can you precede an estate plan with the help of the real estate attorney?
What can a real estate attorney do for you? The series of tasks that a real estate lawyer would perform varies depending on the situation and the agreement between the attorney and the client. Some real estate clients have a small budget and want a lawyer to provide a quite simple and fast read of the documents to make sure that there is nothing outrageous in the documents. Any real estate attorney can further deliver the following services for clients: Drafting...

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Why should you hire an elder abuse attorney?
According to recent surveys, the most common type of elder abuse in care facilities is neglect.. Neglect happens when a caregiver is negligent or behaves indifferently to the well being of the elderly persons who are under their care. If a nursing home doesn’t provide the care they deserve or seek, that might prove negligent. There is a possibility that the neglect is not intentional, but it might result from the understaffing problems at the nursing home. You should...

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Medicaid planning
Providing Financial Security for Your Spouse and Children With Medicaid Planning
Long term care has now become one of the most common issues for Americans  in retirement. Almost each of us is aware of someone who is presently at a medical care facility or nursing home, yet this is something, which we would personally never want to go through. According to recent studies, approximately 50% of Americans over age 65 will need a nursing home or assisted living facility, at some point in their lives. Long term care costs can...

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