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Axley-Waukesha Implements Minimum Contact Estate Planning Signings in Response to COVID-19

Don Murn, Tracy MurnApril 29, 2020
Now more than ever people need assurance that their estate plans are current. In an uncertain health environment, how do...

Bun in the Oven? Time to Get an Estate Plan Baking, Too

Tracy MurnJanuary 24, 2019
If You’re Expecting, It’s Time to Get an Estate Plan. You might be at the age where it seems as...

Have a Little Respect for Your Estate Plan

Tracy MurnAugust 28, 2018
An American icon died last week. Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul, and with that came celebrity. Even with...

Estate Planning is Designed to Benefit Married Couples, So What is an Unmarried Couple To Do?

Nancy WilsonOctober 7, 2015
According to the 2010 U.S. Census data, over 6.8 million opposite-sex couples and 680 thousand same-sex couples are unmarried. From...

Estate Planning: The Next Level

Don Murn, Nancy WilsonOctober 20, 2014
A previous Axley article gives a brief background on simple estate planning documents. If your individual net worth – less...

Estate Planning 101: The Basics

Don MurnOctober 3, 2014
Most people (including me) take a long time to solidify their estate planning documents. We lead busy lives, and we...

IRS Extends Time for Electing Estate Tax Portability

Steven BrezinskiFebruary 18, 2014
Before 2011, the estate tax exemption was a use-it or lose-it proposition. The first spouse to die often gave property...

Wisconsin Adopts New Trust Code

Steven BrezinskiJanuary 7, 2014
On December 13, 2013, Wisconsin adopted a new set of laws governing trusts which is a modified version of the...