Every family dynamic is unique. The estate planning solutions that work for one family may greatly differ from what another family needs. At the Law Office of Heidi M. Eglash, LLC, we do not offer cookie-cutter type solutions. Our firm's La Crosse estate planning attorneys want to help you identify the type of services you would benefit from the most.
Whether you are interested in establishing a simple will or a special needs trust, we can make that happen. We are committed to developing well-defined estate planning documents that clearly state the intentions for your estate. You can feel confident that your estate plan will be complete and not padded with unnecessary paperwork. For experienced representation, contact our law firm today to meet with a highly skilled La Crosse will lawyer.
Helping You Identify Your Wishes in a Will
Since 1995, Heidi M. Eglash has helped clients safeguard their interests through developing wills and other estate planning tools. Families often consider establishing a will after their first child is born to appoint a legal guardian. This is a valuable way to prevent any uncertainly if parents pass away when their children are minors. Establishing a will is also beneficial for individuals or families looking to designate who will inherit any assets they own.
Attorney Eglash and our legal team are committed to helping you make your wishes clear. We are available to help you establish a living will and appoint someone to make medical decisions for you, if you become unable to communicate your desires due to an illness or incapacity. This is a proactive measure to help your family make important decisions without having to guess what you would want.
Simply put, a will serves as a set of directions outlining your wishes, but there are limits with a will. A will does not allow families the opportunity to avoid the time and expense of probate. This is why families often establish a trust in addition to a will. During an initial consultation, we will explain the value and setbacks of a will to help you understand what would be the most effective strategy for your family.
Experienced Trust Attorneys Working for You
At the Law Office of Heidi M. Eglash, LLC, we offer strategic estate planning solutions to help families avoid probate and minimize federal estate taxes. Whether you have moderate or substantial assets, we can establish a trust to set aside assets for your beneficiaries without worrying about the financial burden of probate. One of our trust attorneys is available to help you select the type of trust that would effectively meet your needs and goals, such as:
- Revocable trust: A revocable trust allows the individual who set up the trust to remain in complete control. Individuals can make changes to a revocable trust as long as they live. We offer revocable trust services to clients interested in setting aside assets for loved ones who cannot handle their own financial matters, such as minor children.
- Irrevocable trust: We have experience establishing irrevocable trusts to help clients address specific situations such as Medicaid planning or gifting of assets. Separate from a revocable trust, an irrevocable trust cannot be amended once it is established. Trustees are named to control assets in the trust.
- Special needs trust: Our estate planning attorneys are available to help clients establish special needs trusts for adult children with physical or mental disabilities. A special needs trust is a valuable way to preserve individuals' eligibility for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Social Security Disability Income.
- Charitable trust: A charitable trust allows individuals to set aside assets for a charity of their choice. Through establishing a charitable trust, those assets would bypass probate and would not be subject to certain estate taxes.
Contact Our Highly Skilled Viroqua Wills and Trusts Lawyers
Our top priority is to deliver strategic estate planning solutions focused on protecting your family from probate and any unnecessary estate taxes. We will work with you to understand the type of will or trust you and your family would benefit from the most. Contact us online to schedule a consultation.