Aric D. Burch

Attorney

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Aric D. Burch

Attorney

Banner photo of Aric D. Burch

Aric D. Burch

Attorney

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Planning for how you or a loved one will pay for nursing home care can be a daunting task.  As an elder law attorney, Aric works with seniors and their loved ones to prepare for possible long-term care needs.

His goal is to alleviate stress by helping clients develop a plan to provide for their long-term care needs, while preserving their assets to supplement their quality of life and pass to future generations.  His motivation is to find solutions for clients who are preparing for future life transition and care needs or are in need of immediate qualification for medical assistance benefits.

Most recently, Aric has helped:

  • Qualify clients for Family Care so they could receive in-home care benefits and pay for an assisted living facility
  • Qualify clients for Medicaid so they could receive nursing home care
  • Preserve proceeds from sale of mother’s home so she could maintain her medical assistance benefits and quality of life
  • Pass down a second-generation family cabin to the third generation without crippling tax consequences
  • Utilize a special needs trust to preserve assets and maintain medical assistance benefits
  • Create a custom power of attorney to ensure a client’s plans would be carried out if they were unable to do so.

Aric principally advises clients in the areas of elder law, including use of irrevocable trusts for asset protection, medical assistance eligibility, and special needs trusts.  In addition, Aric counsels clients on estate and trust planning, taxation, powers of attorney, probate, and trust administration.  He is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Aric is active within the professional elder law community. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), as well as Wisconsin’s State NAELA chapter (WINAELA).  He is also a member of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Aric and his wife, Molly, are busy parents, proud of their seven children.  When not chasing after his children, Aric likes to spend time hiking, fishing, and golfing with them.  He also serves on the board for Faith Christian Academy.

Insights

Articles

Will Parents’ Long-term Care Costs Sink the Business?, The Business Leader, Eau Claire Leader Telegram Spring 2018

Presentations

  • Is it Too Late? Last Minute Medicaid Planning That Works – 10/1/19
  • Protect Your Assets – Medical Assistance and Long-term Care Planning – 10/3/16 and 10/5/16; 3/7/17 and 3/9/17; 10/5/17 and 10/9/17; 3/8/18 and 3/20/18; 9/25/18; 10/2/18 and 10/11/18; 3/20/19 and 3/2619; 5/1/19 and 6/6/19; 10/10/19 and 10/29/19
  • Tax & Estate Planning Update, Ruder Ware Seminar – 4/26/18
  • The Time is Right for a Succession Plan, Farm Transition Planning Workshops – 01/20/16
  • Protect Your Assets: Medical Insurance and Long Term Care Planning  – UW-Eau Claire – Continuing Education, 2016 Senior Americans Day – 06/07/2016

 

Civic Activities

  • Faith Christian Academy – Board Member (2015 – present)
  • UW-Wausau Campus Foundation – Board Member (2017 – present)

Professional Activities

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Member (2016 – present)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Wisconsin Chapter  – Member (2016 – present)
  • Wispact, Inc. – Director (2018 – present)

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Education

  • B.S. University of Wisconsin – Superior (1994)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (2002)
  • J.D. (magna cum laude), Regent University School of Law – Virginia Beach, VA (2005)

Admissions

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Certifications

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)