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Category Archives: Estate Planning

Wisconsin Durable Financial Power of Attorney Form

Did you know that the state of Wisconsin has a free durable financial power of attorney form available? You can find it on the department of health services website. A word of caution A durable financial power of attorney is a legal document that gives people access to your money. You should be sure that…
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Revocable Trust vs Irrevocable Trust

The difference between a revocable trust and an irrevocable trust is actually pretty simple, despite the ridiculous names: you can make changes to a revocable trust but you can't make changes to an irrevocable trust. Revocable Trusts "Revocable" gets it name from "revoke." You can revoke a revocable trust at any time. That makes sense,…
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What is Probate?

Probate Probate is the process of getting things stuck in your name over to someone else. When you own stuff and you're alive, it's easy to give your stuff away. You hand it over. You write a check. You sign an agreement. After you pass away, what happens to the stuff that's stuck in your…
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Power of Attorney in Brookfield, WI

Power of Attorney in Brookfield, Wisconsin In Wisconsin, we have two kinds of powers of attorney - financial and health.  These powers allow someone else (your 'agent') to make decisions on your behalf if you're alive but unable to make these decisions for yourself.  As the two types suggest, one POA allows someone to make financial…
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