ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Repeal Within Sight

I have long followed the developments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA,” the “ACA,” or colloquially, “Obamacare”), from its origins as a conservative, state-based, market-oriented insurance reform tool designed to combat rising healthcare costs, to its being championed and eventually passed into law by liberal legislators under President Barack Obama, to the […]

Including Pets in Wills and Trusts

Many pet owners consider their animals an integral part of the family. It makes sense that an increasing number of clients ask about including pets in their estate plans. While animals are legally considered “tangible personal property,” any pet owner will tell you that an animal is much more than that. Wisconsin’s trust laws caught […]