When Does a Deed Become a Nightmare?

When Does a Deed Become a Nightmare?

Answer: When not titled correctly. Currently, I am working with a cleint that would like a property solely titled in her and her sister’s names as her 5 other siblings who are on the deed are now deceased. Simple enough…however, the deed is titled as...
Basis Step-Up

Basis Step-Up

Basis step-up is a powerful tax-saving tool. Often, it is why it is preferable to bequeath a home/stocks instead of gifting it. Although this article is making the case against basis step-up, it is important to understand why it is so advantageous and why you should...
Estate Planning of Digital Assets

Estate Planning of Digital Assets

Wisconsin, like The Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset Act, establishes of a “three-tier priority system of user direction for disclosure of digital property as follows: 1) an online tool; 2) any other governing instrument (estate planning...
Inheritence Trust “Double Check”

Inheritence Trust “Double Check”

Great article that stresses how you can protect your expected inheritance and to make sure that your parent’s estate planning documents are drafted correctly. As the article states, “double check to make sure that any inheritance that might be received...
Tip to Trustees and Personal Reps

Tip to Trustees and Personal Reps

Tip to personal representatives and trustees of estates: Do not pay the debts of the decedent randomly or from your own pocket. There is a statutory order of priority when it comes to paying debts and some debts of the decedent may not have to be paid. Marshall the...