Articles Tagged with guardianship

turn-on-2925962_1280-300x188“Estate planning myths can make an already complex process, even more complicated.”

Most people think that wills are a “one and done” sort of document. However, tax laws change and so do family dynamics. People who have minor children, really need to make sure that their will includes the naming of a guardian, as well as a trustee to manage assets on the children’s behalf. Just because you have a will, advises the Cleveland Jewish News in the article “Estate planning myths common, but debunkable,” doesn’t mean your work is done. Continue reading

guardianship-1200x600-300x150One of the common goals of Wisconsin estate planning is to avoid the need for a guardianship. A guardian in this context refers to a person appointed by a judge to make financial or medical decisions for a legally incompetent adult. Ideally, the adult will already have valid powers of attorney and healthcare directives in place naming a person he or she trusts to make those decisions should the need arise. Continue reading