Estate Planning

Estate planning is best accomplished with an experienced attorney. Make certain you plan ahead to protect all your assets and avoid missed preplanning opportunities, such as efficient asset transfers or important tax benefits. Our Racine and Kenosha area attorneys will work with you to provide an estate plan specific to your needs, whether drafting a will, creating a trust or preparing powers of attorney.

When it comes to probate and administering, or sometimes litigating, an estate, it is also essential to work with experienced counsel. Our attorneys understand that these matters can be legally complex, and emotionally troubling.  We will help you navigate this system and protect your interests to obtain the best results possible.

With our knowledge and experience, we can help customize an estate plan for clients that include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Tax Planning
  • Social Security Planning

Each of these documents and plans is important when deciding what happens to your estate when you pass away, or even beforehand through Powers of Attorney. Planning out your will provides for a smoother distribution of your property and helps to ensure your desires are met. Without a will, your property will be divided based on state law and the courts. Another important decision that should be included in your will is the person(s) that will be assigned to care for your minor children and pets. As your estate changes over time and as you and your children grow older, we recommend reviewing and making any necessary adjustments to your will and estate plan. This will make sure that you have included or removed any property or assets that you have and take into account any other changes that will affect your estate.

Contact Foley, Shannon, Powers & Rusch, S.C. today to begin your estate planning and ensure your desires are met!