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Protecting Your Estate Plan from Challenges: No-Contest Clause Explained

Posted on December 6, 2021 by

Attorney Ashley Hawley explores no-contest clauses – what they are, when they make sense, and when you should avoid them in her latest vlog.

Gift Tax Basics

Posted on November 17, 2021 by

As the holiday season approaches, Attorney Shanna Yonke shares insight regarding a topic at the top of client’s mind – what amount can be gifted without tax consequences?

What is Probate?

Posted on July 29, 2021 by

Attorney Ashley Hawley walks viewers through what’s involved in the probate process in her latest video.

Plan Ahead to Make Summer Memories at the Family Cabin Last Forever

Posted on June 29, 2021 by

Summertime is a special time of year in Wisconsin. It brings many families to cabins where they make memories and traditions that will last forever. So, how do you make sure that these memory-making summers last for generations?  Attorney Shanna Yonke explain how you can plan for the long-term ownership and management of your cabin […]

Gun Ownership: Who Can I Transfer a Gun to in Wisconsin?

Posted on April 7, 2021 by

There are federal and state laws that may apply when transferring ownership of a gun. These laws apply when gifting or selling a gun during lifetime, or when transferring a gun after the death of the gun owner. Attorney Kayla Murphy answers the question of to whom a gun can be transferred under Wisconsin law in […]

Guardianships: What are They? What is the Process? Does it Apply to Me?

Posted on March 4, 2021 by

Attorney Ashley Hawley does her best to simplify the complicated guardianship process in her latest vlog.  If you have questions regarding the estate tax, Ruder Ware’s Estate Planning Team is here to help.  

Estate Taxes: What You Need to Know

Posted on February 3, 2021 by

Attorney Shanna Yonke attempts to simplify how the federal government’s estate tax works in her latest vlog.

Financial Powers of Attorney

Posted on October 23, 2020 by

Attorney Ashley Hawley closes out Ruder Ware’s honoring of National Estate Planning Awareness Week with an informative post on financial powers of attorney.  The concept of a financial power of attorney is that you draft a document naming an agent who can to step into your shoes to make financial decisions on your behalf.  

The Importance of Health Care Powers of Attorney

Posted on October 21, 2020 by

Our Estate Planning Team continues to honor National Estate Planning Awareness Week with their second vlog post.  Attorney Kayla Murphy educates viewers on what a health care power of attorney is, what their responsibilities are, and why it’s important you have this document drafted.

Ruder Ware’s Estate Planning Team Recognizes National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Posted on October 19, 2020 by

Our Estate Planning Team felt the best way to honor National Estate Planning Awareness Week was to launch their video blog.  The vlog will feature several members of the team speaking on estate planning-related topics important to our clients and friends.  In the inaugural post, Attorney Shanna Yonke discusses how to create a valid will.