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March 30, 2017: Frequently Asked Questions: Estate Planning

Since opening my practice almost three months ago I have worked with many amazing individuals. The majority of this time has been spent working on estate plans for a wide range of individuals; from couples with small children to couples with retirement just around the corner. Through these interactions there are a number of questions that seem to always come up... Read More.

March 2, 2017: Updating an Estate Plan

Whether your estate plan was created two weeks ago or twenty years ago you should be aware of the situations under which your plan may need to be updated to reflect changed circumstances. Today I am going to elaborate on some of the particular circumstances that may warrant an evaluation of your estate plan... Read More.

February 9, 2017: Purchasing Vacant Land

My sister is currently in the process of looking for a new home. She is evaluating whether she wants to purchase land and build a house or purchase an existing house and remodel it to her taste. Growing up, our family moved three times ... Read More.

January 26, 2017: Relationship Building

Last week, I was a little more personal in my post and saw a very positive result so I figured I would continue that this week while I share a little more about how the Law Office of Kristine J. Williams, LLC operates.

I am going to reveal something about myself that I typically try to hide: I am a Highly Sensitive Person... Real More.

January 19, 2017: Becoming a Business Owner

The process of deciding whether and how to start a business can be a very daunting task. I know how tough and scary the process can be as I went through it myself in deciding to open my own practice. I would like to share a little about my own story with you today in the hope that you may learn a little more about the process of starting a business as well as to share a little more about myself... Read More

January 12, 2017: Estate Planning: Providing for Minor Children

Having a well thought out estate plan becomes increasingly more important when children are involved.  In Wisconsin, the two main estate planning tools are a will or a trust. By nominating a guardian under a will, or naming a trustee under a trust, a parent may, among other benefits, avoid family conflict and choose someone to raise a minor child as they would like them raised... Read More

January 5, 2017: Do You Need a Will? Laws of Intestate Succession

When an individual passes away without valid estate planning documents that individual's estate passes in accordance with the laws of intestate succession, which is defined as "[t]he method used to distribute property owned by a person who dies without a valid will." BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 1569 (9th ed. 2009). Per Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 852, the estate would pass . . . Read More