Estate Planning

At Wokwicz Law Offices, LLC, we can help protect you and your loved ones from fees, probate and taxes. Through our careful and thorough Estate Planning, including the use of Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Financial Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Directives such as Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Health Care, we can help you plan for the future so that you are protected during lifetime and upon death. Let us help you ensure that your wealth, assets, and home are not wasted on unnecessary court costs, fees and taxes.

Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers can help you ensure that your children, grandchildren, and loved ones are protected and that the inheritance that you leave them is protected from themselves, their spouses, their creditors, or other wasteful spending.

We can help you minimize fees and costs during your lifetime, help you choose who will make your health care decisions and financial decisions while your are alive, and make sure that your assets and wealth, including your home, are received by your loved ones in the safest way possible.

Our legal services include but are by no means limited to:

Last Wills and Testaments

Although a Will alone will not avoid probate, for some of our clients this is the most cost effective solution to ensure that their assets are received by the beneficiaries of their choice, while ensuring that the person or trust company of their choice is in charge of their affairs following death.

Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust can help avoid probate, protect assets of beneficiaries, hold assets following death for young children and for people unable to properly manage their finances. In certain circumstances, Revocable Trusts can also help limit estate taxes.

Irrevocable Trusts

Irrevocable trusts can be used to protect assets from a nursing home, creditor protection, limit estate taxes and prevent life insurance from being included in your taxable estate. See our Trusts, Elder Law, and Asset Protection sections for more information.

Advance Health Care Directives including a Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Health Care and the Wisconsin Living Will

With proper advanced legal planning, we can aid in making sure that your wishes are carried out in the event that you are unable to make your health care decisions. We can work to lesson the family burden and keep the courts out of your health care decisions, resulting in less cost and expense to you and your loved ones. Through the use of a Power of Attorney for Health Care, we can help you avoid a court appointed guardian and all of the attorney and court costs associated with a guardianship proceeding.

At Wokwicz Law Offices, LLC, we understand that you want to position yourself to remain in control of the major decisions in your life.  Let us help you address who will be in charge of your health care decisions, and what if any artificial equipment and life support will be used if you are unable to make your health care decisions.

Durable Financial Power of Attorney

Delegate who will make your financial decisions during your lifetime if you are not able to do so and allow for maximum flexibility to plan for the future if you are not able to manage your financial affairs. Don’t let the courts appoint a guardian to make these decisions for you at significant costs and expenses to your estate.

Marital Property Agreement

Help us protect assets, avoid probate, and ensure that your estate plan is carried out the way that you intend. We often help our clients utilize prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for second marriages, to protect assets, and to help avoid probate.

To learn how we can help you with your needs, please contact Paul B. Wokwicz on 262-658-2181 or via info@wokwicz.com.