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Ashley L. Hawley
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Estate Planning for Blended Families and Second Marriages

Posted on December 28, 2018, Authored by Ashley L. Hawley
Ashley L. Hawley
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Trusts & Estates

In today’s world the “traditional family” of a man, woman and their 2.5 children is becoming a lot less common.  The term “blended family” has been coined to describe multiple families that are brought together and integrated into each other.  A blended …

Avoiding Guardianship

Posted on December 28, 2018, Authored by Ashley L. Hawley
Ashley L. Hawley
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Trusts & Estates

The term “Guardianship” makes most people think of a child whose parents passed away or are in the process of getting divorced.  However, in the estate planning arena we speak of Guardianships for adults.  In Wisconsin, a Guardian is an agent, appointed …

I Want to Avoid Probate...Right?

Posted on February 14, 2019, Authored by Ashley L. Hawley
Ashley L. Hawley
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Trusts & Estates

In my opinion, education is the most impactful aspect of my role as an estate planning attorney.  I often tell the story that when I first decided upon estate planning – over ten years ago – I excitedly told my husband that I had settled upon my specialt…

Long-Term Care Insurance – Is it an Option for You?

Posted on July 17, 2019, Authored by Ashley L. Hawley
Ashley L. Hawley
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Trusts & Estates

As our aging population grows so does the cost of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home care services.  Contrary to popular belief, Medicare will only cover certain short-term stays and typically will not cover non-rehabilitative long-te…

Farm Family Probate

Posted on August 9, 2019, Authored by Ashley L. Hawley
Ashley L. Hawley
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

The family farm has always been unique from an estate-planning perspective. Unlike many traditional businesses, a farm business typically holds a disproportionate amount of illiquid assets such as real estate, equipment, crops and livestock. It often has…