You have a will, whether you know it or not. If you have not drafted your own will, the state of Wisconsin provides one for you. It is called the law of intestate succession and it specifies how your assets will be distributed at your death if you do not do your own planning. Many people want to change the standard plan or to refine it – for example, by providing a trust for children rather than allowing them to inherit at age 18, by providing for a disabled child, or by addressing the financial needs of an elderly parent. Your will also allow you to name a guardian for your minor children and to provide a way to resolve your heirs’ potential disputes over the distribution of your personal effects. At Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C., our experienced Madison estate planning lawyers are highly experienced at drafting wills to ensure that your plans for your family after your death are carried out.
A will is a document that provides for the distribution of property upon the owner's death. It allows the owner of the property to choose who will be responsible for distributing the property within the probate estate. A will also allow you to name someone to care for your minor children and dependents, and to create a trust to protect the financial interests of those children and dependents.
Additionally, a will can ensure that important possessions and assets go to chosen family members at death, rather than being distributed according to intestate law. For divorcing spouses, a new will may be a critical part of making sure that your assets do not go to an estranged spouse at your death.
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Perhaps you are currently in good health or are not yet at the age which you think is an appropriate time to draft a will. The fact is that you can never be too prepared when it comes to these documents. Some individuals and families make the mistake of being unprepared for a devastating illness or unexpected death. Our Madison family law attorneys at Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C., have experience drafting wills of varying complexities, each one drafted to suit the individual client’s needs.
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