Have you prepared a Will? Do you own property outside of the State of Wisconsin? Have your circumstances changed since the time your estate plan was prepared? Such as:
Whether you need to prepare an Estate Plan, such as a Will or Trust, or would like to have your current plan reviewed to ensure it reflects how you want your property distributed upon you death, Kuehn Law Offices, LLC can assist you.
For general information regarding the preparation of Wills, click on the following link: Answering your legal questions about wills/estate planning.
As part of an estate plan, it is sound advice to have financial and health care powers of attorney. A General Durable Power of Attorney will allow you to select the individual(s) you want to be your “agent” to handle your financial affairs if you are unable to make financial decisions or execute financial documents yourself. Such decisions may need to be made by your “agent” due to incapacity or other circumstances (i.e., unavailability due to military service).
A Health Care Power of Attorney would allow you to select the person to be your “agent” to make health care decisions for you in case you would become incapacitated as determined by two physicians, or a physician and a psychologist, who have personally examined you.
We would be happy to discuss the preparation of these documents with you.
Family law includes the areas of:
Kuehn Law Offices, LLC is experienced in handling these types of matters and would be able to assist you.
If you have had a significant change in circumstances since the time an order was entered in any family law matter, you may want to consult with an attorney to see if an amendment to your current judgment or order may be in your or your child’s best interest.
When a person marries, they look forward to spending the rest of their life with their spouse. Unfortunately, some couples grow apart for whatever reason and the painful reality that the marriage is over rocks their world. This can happen whether the parties have been married for 2 months or for 25 plus years. No matter how long someone has been married, divorce is personally painful.
Many people today decide to proceed without an attorney (pro se). While this may be a cost effective way to proceed, it may not be a wise choice. There are many factors to consider in the divorce process that an experienced attorney can assist a person through. Does one party qualify for maintenance? How is child support determined? Who should have legal custody and/or placement of the children? What are the tax implications of divorce?
These are some of the questions Kuehn Law Offices, LLC can resolve during the divorce process with the compassion a person needs during this painful time in their life and with the experience to be confident in the decisions made.
Are you getting married? Do you own significant assets as you enter into your marriage? Does one of you owe substantial amounts to creditors? Were you married before and have children from a prior marriage?
Whether you are being married for the first time or after a prior marriage that ended in the death of your spouse or by divorce, executing a Marital Property Agreement may be advisable protection for both you and your future spouse.
Kuehn Law Offices, LLC would be pleased to review your circumstances and assist you with the preparation of a Marital Property Agreement.
Attorney Donna D-H. Kuehn has been trained in divorce mediation. Attorney Kuehn is a member with the Dane County Case Mediation Program and has been chosen by fellow attorneys to mediate their clients’ cases on many occasions. Attorney Kuehn can also assist in divorce mediation on a private, case-by-case basis.
If you feel your family law matter may be settled with the negotiations conducted by a neutral third-party rather than incurring the expense of a court hearing and/or trial, contact our office to discuss whether mediation may be appropriate for your circumstances.
The need for a guardianship of a person and/or estate can arise due to age, mental incapacity, etc. A guardianship may be necessary for a person who becomes incapacitated and never executed a financial or health care power of attorney designating another individual to take care of these needs.
The need for a guardianship of a minor may arise in the case of a death of a single parent who did not make a Will for the care of a child by an estate plan document.
Many changes have occurred in the laws since 2006 regarding guardianships. If you believe a person may be in need of a guardian, contact Kuehn Law Offices, LLC for assistance.
The death of a loved one is a very difficult time and many questions arise as to what needs to be done with the decedent’s individual and/or joint property. The administration of a deceased’s estate can be handled in different ways, depending on the decedent’s circumstances. Is there a surviving spouse? Did the decedent have significant assets and/or debts at the time of death? Was there a Will? Was there a Trust? Does the decedent’s estate need to be probated? Are beneficiaries named on assets, such as IRAs, pension plans, etc.
An informal administration is the most common option used to probate an estate. However, there are other options, including formal administration and special administration. Sometimes all that needs to be completed are a few forms to transfer a decedent’s property.
Kuehn Law Offices, LLC can review the decedent’s financial information and their estate plan to advise you on how to proceed. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us.
Whether you are buying or selling real estate, it is always a good idea to seek legal advice. Many people today choose to do so without legal advice, even though this is usually the biggest purchase in a person’s life.
From the review or preparation of an Offer to Purchase through attendance at closing, Kuehn Law Offices, LLC will carefully monitor your real estate matter to make sure contingencies in the Offer to Purchase are removed timely, inspections are completed and reports provided, and that title insurance is ordered, the requirements are completed, and your closing documents are prepared timely and accurately.
If you are getting ready to sell your home or are looking to buy a new home, contact Kuehn Law Offices, LLC and let us walk you through, as well as advise you up to and including the closing.
As a Supplemental Court Commissioner, per Wisconsin Statute Section 757.675(2)(a), Attorney Kuehn may officiate at weddings. In the May 2006 edition of ANEW magazine (n/k/a Brava), Attorney Kuehn is quoted as saying: “… I perform weddings, which I really enjoy. It is fun to be involved in these major days in people’s lives. Everyone is so happy! Also, it is fun to be officiating where there are unusual themes. I once officiated for one of my former client’s weddings. It was at a park, and they wanted a relaxed setting, so they all wore overalls. Another time, the bride and groom were bikers, so all of their attendants, along with the bride and groom, wore biker attire. The worst was a park shelter, on a stormy day where the wind and rain blew through the shelter. Everyone was all formally dressed but ended up wet and cold. You never know what to expect!”
In Madison and the surrounding Dane County area there are many locations available to accommodate the wishes of the bride and groom. Attorney Kuehn has officiated at weddings in a variety of locations, including the State Capitol, UW Campus, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Devil’s Lake, Mirror Lake, private establishments, and at our own office.
If you would be interested in having Attorney Kuehn officiate at your wedding, please contact her either by telephone at our office at (608)849-4325, or at our email address . Our staff will take your preliminary information and then let you know if Attorney Kuehn is available to officiate on the date you have selected. Upon confirmation of her availability, sample wedding vows can be mailed to the bride and groom which can be modified to fit their personal taste. There is a fee for Attorney Kuehn to officiate at weddings as is customary for all wedding officiants.
If you need assistance with an area of law that we do not practice, please feel free to contact us and we can refer you to other competent counsel.