Milwaukee Will And Trust Lawyers

Do You Have The Right Documents?

Good estate planning is about having a strategy in place before things happen, but in the end it boils down to having the right documents that address the necessary issues. When your estate matters are decided, a Probate Court will not be concerned about your thoughts and beliefs about your life and death, but it will have to honor thorough legal documents that say what needs to be said about your assets and your loved ones.

As a law firm providing estate planning services, we help Wisconsin families write wills and set up trusts that meet their specific needs, regardless of their income, profession and background. As a business that values accuracy, legal knowledge and concern for others, we will see to it that your estate plan is done correctly the first time, and we will do it as affordably as possible. Contact Miller & Miller Law, LLC, to learn more about wills and trusts.

What Is A Will?

Your will, commonly known as a last will and testament, is a document with a set of instructions about what you want to happen to your estate when you die or, in the case of a living will, what will happen under certain circumstances, such as a health problem, while you are still alive. Common questions addressed in a will include:

  • Who will be responsible for handling your final affairs?
  • Who will get your property — your family members, your church or your favorite charities?
  • Who will take care of your minor children or other dependents?
  • How will any outstanding debts be paid?

If you do not have a will, or if your will is improperly done or incomplete, decisions about your estate may be made by a probate court judge, a situation that most people do not want.

What Is A Trust?

A trust is essentially a contract — a legal arrangement that specifies the conditions of the distribution of your assets after your death or, in the case of living trusts, while you are still alive. There are many different types of trusts, and some people need them more than others. In general, trusts can be used to:

  • Avoid estate taxes
  • Share money or property among family members or charities in a certain way
  • Spread out the distribution of money over a period of time — for example, a trust can be used to provide a gift to your granddaughter when she turns 18
  • Prevent probate and family conflicts

One of our experienced lawyers can help you understand whether setting up a trust will be beneficial to you and your family.

Kenosha Attorneys For Avoiding Estate Tax

The Milwaukee will and trust attorneys of Miller & Miller Law, LLC, can help you choose the estate planning arrangements and documents that will best suit you and your family. Call us in Milwaukee or Kenosha at 414-326-9231 for a free consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.