About Melissa R. DeVantier

Melissa assists individuals and families with their estate and business planning needs. She also advises business owners and stakeholders on a range of topics, including LLC formation, mergers, real estate, contracts, and succession planning.

Will or Trust: Which One is Right for You?

It depends! (Typical lawyer answer). The fact is that no two estate plans are exactly the same. Your goals, family structure, and particular situation will dictate what kind of estate plan you need. Let’s look at a few important factors to consider when deciding between a will-based estate plan and a revocable living trust-based estate […]

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Holographic Designer

As part of my practice, I love helping people get their affairs in order. But to be certain a person’s wishes are followed, we must jump through the proper hoops. For example, for a will to be valid in Wisconsin, the testator, or person creating the will, must be at least 18 years old, be […]

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