Wisconsin Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, estate planning attorney Alvin H. Kriger can help with all aspects of trusts, estates and business planning issues, including:
- Elder Law
- Powers of attorney
- Choice and Organization of Business Entities
- Income, Estate and Gift Taxes
- Real estate
- Business Succession
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Attorney Kriger will thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes, protecting your loved ones, and planning for management and ownership succession if you own a business.
Draft your health care directives and last will and testament
A health care power of attorney and a living will are essential at every stage of your life. These health care directives set the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
A will is the legal means of transferring your property through the probate system and naming a guardian for minor children. If you do not have a will the State of Wisconsin has written one for you in the intestacy law. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than those designated in the Wisconsin Statutes. Most of Attorney Kriger’s clients have both a living trust and a will to be sure that each client’s wishes are carried out. Mr. Kriger has excellent drafting skills to produce the documentation you need to address your unique situation and achieve your legal objectives.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Attorney Kriger usually advises clients to have a new will drawn to address changes in circumstances; but he also drafts codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions as appropriate.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming someone to take responsibility for your pets.