Land Contracts and Medicaid: Yay or Nay?

July 26, 2017 by Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

I have seen a marked increase in interest from individuals asking about land contracts lately.  In one case, an individual who is already in assisted living could not sell her house.  The only buyer interested wants to do a land contract.  In another case, Dad needs income and he wants to give hi

Divorce: Use Problem-Solving Approach Rather Than a Court Battle

June 20, 2017 by Linda Lamb

Divorce: Use Problem-Solving Approach Rather Than A Court Battle By: Attorney Susan A. HansenHansen & Hildebrand S.C. 126 N. Jefferson St.  #401 Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 273-2422

Annuities and Medicaid – The Misunderstood Child

May 30, 2017 by Terry Campbell

There has often been confusion about the role or purpose of annuities in Medicaid planning.  Is there a place for annuities or is this planning tool obsolete?

Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts – What is the Difference?

February 28, 2017 by Stephen Lasky

A trust is “revocable” if the terms of the governing instrument allow the trust settlor to amend the trust’s terms, or cancel (revoke) the trust or remove property from the trust without the approval or consent of a third party (e.g., trust beneficiary, a court).  Conversely, a trust is “irrevoca

Communication and Planning

February 21, 2017 by Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

Even the best of families have problems.  Also, the best planning can fail when the family fails.  So what do you do?

Tax Reporting at Death

February 01, 2017 by Justin Prince

When a family member passes away, grieving relatives do not typically contemplate the decedent’s basic tax reporting obligations.