So You’re Thinking About Divorce…

You know that you are ready to begin the process of formal, legal separation. How can you do it in such a way that is most amicable? How can you make it as painless and quick as possible for both of you? Here are ten...

How Can You Decide Who Should Help With Your Will?

When considering the possibilities for your estate planning, there are many routes you can take. Some of the people already in your phone can assist in making referrals. Often these referrals can lead to shortcuts in work, as these professionals can sometimes cooperate and share...

What Is A Fiduciary and What Is Their Role?

A fiduciary is an entity or a person that holds assets or information for you. The entity may be a corporation, or a credit union, or a bank. The fiduciary acts as your agent-in-trust. As the customer (or member or stockholder), you are the principal,...

Do I Need a Will If I Have An Estate Plan?

You may have an estate plan in place. Your assets are designated for transfer, and your retirement accounts are all earmarked to go to different beneficiaries. But what about a Will? Do you need one? Even if you have all of these other areas of...

Before Traveling, Make Sure Your Estate Plans Are In Order

Each time we go on vacation, we are reminded that we are mere mortals. Much as we may want to avoid the realization, there a distinct possibility that we may not return from our holiday travel. Whether it is the danger of long-distance travel, or...

What Do I Need In Order To Create a Will and Estate Plan?

You have taken the prudent step of working on your estate plans. You are protecting your children by getting your affairs in order, and are preparing for your first meeting with an estate planning attorney. Congratulations! The hardest part is over. You’ve decided to take...

A Last Will and Testament is Not a Living Will

Many people working on their estate documentation are unfamiliar with these terms. This is, of course, understandable, as such legal documents are not often discussed at length in public. The two types of Will are completely separate, and govern very different situations. Differences Between Last...

Healthcare Power of Attorney Lets You Appoint An Agent

You have no way of knowing what healthcare decisions may come your way in the next year, much less the next decade. If you suffer a stroke or another debilitating medical event that may leave you unable to speak, respond, or otherwise communicate, then you...

What We Can Learn from Prince and Aretha Franklin Regarding Wills

Q: Aside from being powerhouse musicians, singers, and piano players, what did Aretha Franklin and Prince have in common? A: Neither artist had a valid Will. A few years ago, you likely read about Prince passing away without having a valid Will in place. As...

Donnellon, Donnellon and Miller at Ribberfest 2018!

UPDATE: Here are some behind the scenes photos of the Smokin’ Irish BBQ team from the Madison Ribberfest last weekend. Terry Donnellon (head cook and fearless leader both in and out of the office) and the team worked very hard during the competition, and while...

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