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Probate Law

How a Central Wisconsin Probate Lawyer Can Help

After a person dies, the ownership of their property must be transferred to beneficiaries listed in the decedent's will. If the individual did not create a will prior to their death, the estate will be distrusted according to Wisconsin laws. At Hoeper Law Offices, my firm and I know that probate isn't always as easy as it sounds. I have been teaching probate law at the National Business Institute for the last 10 years, as well as assisting clients with probate for the past 40 years at my firm, so I have extensive knowledge in all areas of probate law. I am prepared to handle even the toughest cases, as long as my clients and I work together to achieve their goals. Please read below to learn more about the practice areas in which my Waupun probate attorney specializes.

Asset Protection
There is various ways to protect your assets from creditors and potential lawsuits. Specific types of trusts, retirement plans, and IRAs may prevent people from taking your assets and properties. To learn more about asset protection, and which types of trusts, retirement plans, and IRAs protect assets, please contact my firm.

Estate Planning
Everyone who owns property and assets has an estate. All estates, no matter how big or small they are, should be protected after a person passes away. Estate planning allows a person to instruct how their valuables are to be passed to beneficiaries, name a guardian for minor children, minimize taxes, and possibly avoid the probate process.

Estate Litigation
Estate litigation is what happens when family members do not agree with what is written in a will, or when beneficiaries wish to contest the validity of a will. First, second, or step family members may believe that they did not receive what they were entitled to receive, or were unfairly excluded from a will. An experienced estate litigation attorney may help family members contest a will.

Powers of Attorney
There are two types of powers of attorney in Wisconsin- powers of attorney for healthcare, and powers of attorney for finances and property. A principal, or the person who creates a power of attorney, must state their financial and/or medical wishes, and name an agent to carry out said wishes on their behalf.

Probate Process
Depending on the decedent's estate, the probate process may be an extremely time consuming or fairly simple process. It involves filing paperwork with the court, opening an estate, managing and inventorying the estate's assets and property, paying taxes and debts, and distributing the estate according to the decedent's will or state law.

Wills & Trusts
Wills and trusts are extremely important estate planning documents. Wills allow a person to select a personal representative to manage their estate, and a guardian for their minor children. A will may also let a person explain which assets they want to go to certain family members and loved ones. Trusts may protect assets, and help items in said trusts avoid estate taxes and probate.

Probate Assistance for Central Wisconsin, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Columbia and Waushara County Residents

If you need assistance with any of these areas of probate law, please contact me. I am more than happy to assist clients with any and all areas of probate, and have helped hundreds of clients create successful estate plans. I have more than 4 decades of estate planning, probate, and litigation experience, and I work hard to give every one of my clients' effective solutions to their legal problems. If you are looking for an experienced estate planning attorney, please call my firm.

Hoeper Law Offices - Waupun Probate Attorney
696 Green Lake
Waupun, WI 54941
Phone: (920) 344-0812

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