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Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.

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Fundamental Estate Planning

There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.

Elder Law

Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid.

Probate & Estate Administration

Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Assets to be transferred under terms of a will go through probate. Assets transferred outside of a will, such as by operation of law, or those planned for in a trust are handled through an Administration process. Administration also refers to the process whereby assets are transferred by rules of the state when there is no will. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.

Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.

Estate Tax Planning

Historically speaking, the federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the transfer of a person's assets after death. In actuality, it is neither a death tax nor an inheritance tax, but more accurately a transfer tax. There are three distinct aspects to federal estate taxes that comprise what is called the Unified Transfer Tax: Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes, and Generation- Skipping Transfer Taxes. Legal planning to avoid or

Premarital Agreements

Whether you are entering into marriage for the first time or after a previous marriage has ended, a premarital agreement can offer protection for both you and your future spouse.

Real Estate Law

Tesar Law Group, S.C., has extensive experience in the representation of both buyers and sellers in real property purchases and sales transactions throughout Dane and Columbia counties.

Business Organization and Succession Planning

Selecting the form and type of business entity may potentially affect every aspect of a new business operation.

Tax Preparation

Preparing and filing your own income tax returns can be a daunting and confusing task.

Veterans Benefits

"Aid and Attendance Pension" is a special Veteran's Program designed to help veterans and/or their surviving spouses receive the financial support necessary to ensure their continuing care in their own home or in an assisted living or nursing home setting. Benefits may also be available for house-bound individuals that require daily assistance to maintain their health, dignity and safety.


Wisconsin Attorney Marsha Tesar, with Tesar Law Group, S.C. assists clients in DeForest,  Madison, Sun Prairie, Waunakee and the surrounding area with Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid, Wills, Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Business Organization and Contracts, Asset Protection, Real Estate Law, Estate Tax, Wisconsin Probate and Estate Administration.

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Tesar Law Group, S.C. - 200 S. Main Street - DeForest, WI 53532 - Phone: (608) 846-2200 - Fax: (608) 846-2242 - Email: attys@tesarlaw.com