I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for... more
I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for more than 35 years and as a result, I have a wealth of experience that allows me to skillfully navigate through a diverse assortment of legal matters. I am certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney, and have held this certification since 1995
Adam J. Poteracki graduated from the Mendoza College of Business at the University... more
Adam J. Poteracki graduated from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., Management), and the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude). While at Wisconsin,he received the State Bar of Wisconsin Academic Achievement Award for highest achievement in both Secured Transactions and Trademarks. Upon graduation from Wisconsin, Adam joined Di Monte Lizak. H... view profile
As the third child born to Serbian immigrants and knowing first-hand the challenges... more
As the third child born to Serbian immigrants and knowing first-hand the challenges faced by working class families navigating a complicated system of laws, I seek to simplify the process and help families by minimizing the stress of the legal system. I believe in working together towards a common goal and always being mindful of the client's particular needs during the course of our rela... view profile
Mr. Turza practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, estate... more
Mr. Turza practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and Medicaid planning or elder law. Mr. Turza is a frequent lecturer and has a book in publication: Who took my inheritance? The Top Eight Mistakes in the Administration of Wills and Trusts.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.