Kenosha Estate Lawyer, Wisconsin


John A. Ward Lawyer

John A. Ward

VERIFIED
Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI

Some lawyers focus on plea bargaining. Others concentrate on mediation. At the office of John Anthony Ward, Attorney at Law, we are not afraid of a fi... (more)

Angela M. Frozena Lawyer

Angela M. Frozena

Estate, Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trusts

Attorney Angela Frozena brings 15 years of diverse experience to serve the people of Kenosha County and eastern Wisconsin. A native of northeastern... (more)

Thomas A. Camilli

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Terry L. Constant

Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  53 Years
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Terry W Rose

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Paul B. Wokwicz

Real Estate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  64 Years

Paul F Wokwicz

Education, Wills, Wills & Probate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  64 Years

Robert R Henzl

Tax, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  60 Years

Stephen J. Smith

Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

James W. Hill

Corporate, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  48 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

DISINHERIT

To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit prope... (more...)
To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit property -- a close family member, for example -- should not receive it. In most states, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse; a surviving spouse has the right to claim a portion (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's estate. With a few exceptions, however, you can expressly disinherit children.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.