Waukesha Estate Planning Attorneys
Helping Families Throughout Southeastern Wisconsin
When people think about planning for the future, they rarely consider the benefits of developing or updating their estate plan. An estate plan is a set of legal documents ensuring your wishes are protected in the event of a medical emergency or your passing.
Creating this with Kitzke & Canfield LLC also provides special trust protection to your assets and property. A solid estate plan can ensure your assets are passed on to your family, not consumed by estate taxes and probate.
Because it’s impossible to anticipate the future, it’s important to make your necessary preparations today. It’s true that you can follow “do it yourself” guidelines and print out estate planning documents online. However, the Waukesha estate planning lawyers at Kitzke & Canfield can ensure you’re not making any costly mistakes.
Our firm also provides basic and advanced estate planning options that can be used as the starting point for your customized plan. We also can help you with specialized trusts such as pet trusts as well as trust administration.
Reach out to our Waukesha estate planning attorneys at (262) 387-0706 to start drafting your estate planning documents. Contact us today!
The Benefits of a Customized Estate Plan
When it comes to something as important as your estate plan, you don’t want to settle for “cookie cutter” documents. You need to develop a plan that takes your unique family dynamics, financial situation, and medical history into account.
You also want to make sure your estate plan actually covers the entirety of your estate. A last will and testament may list your beneficiaries and assets, but it will not protect your property from probate court. You’re going to need effective and comprehensive trust documents if you want to protect your family in the long term.
Your estate plan may include:
- Last will and testament
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Healthcare and financial powers of attorney
- Prenuptial agreements
Unfortunately, it isn’t enough just to have an estate plan. As you grow older, your financial situation naturally changes, and you may even acquire new properties that your estate plan doesn’t reflect. It’s also normal for you to gain and lose beneficiaries over the years.
As such, it’s important to periodically update your estate plan to reflect your present-day circumstances. After all, any property and assets outside of your estate plan may be subject to probate court.
Start Drafting Your Estate Plan With Our Waukesha Estate Planning Attorneys today!
The first step in creating a comprehensive and valid estate plan is to schedule an appointment with our Waukesha estate planning attorneys. Our firm takes pride in helping families of all sizes and income levels.
During your appointment, we can answer any questions you have and successfully develop a plan that addresses your personal wishes and objectives. When you leave our office, we want you to feel peace of mind because your family and legacy are being protected.