Our loved ones are often the reason we work so hard. My job is to help you make sure your loved ones are properly cared for and to preserve your resources for their benefit.
Becoming a new father really brought this into perspective for me. I took plenty of time to do some “liquid living:" some time in Colorado, a trip around the world, learning another language. As a result, I feel I can bring a unique perspective to the estate planning process.
My purpose is to help clients understand how to handle unexpected events in their lives. For example, if you can no longer take care of yourself or there has been a death in the family:
· How is the mortgage going to be paid?
· Who can get money out of my accounts to pay for food?
· Who is going to take care of my kids and how is that going to be determined?
· Will my children have to move?
A lot of us are concerned about something happening to us that will be a burden on the rest of our family. We also worry about causing a significant impact on their ability to live their lives. A lot of planning goes into dealing with incapacity because that can often be more trying than a death in the family.
Estate planning is important to me because it is the process used to manage those issues. It helps people know those issues are taken care of and allows them to focus on things that are more fulfilling in their personal and professional lives.
I work with financial planners, accountants, insurance companies and other professionals to figure out the best way to take care of your family based on your values.
I enjoy providing solutions that help people have the peace of mind that their family will be taken care of if they cannot do it themselves. I also take pride in using the time to find the right fit based on my clients’ values; ensure they understand the available options and are actively engaged in the process. I focus on my clients’ personalities, goals, and values to provide a tailored estate planning solution. That is why I went to law school – to learn how I can help people.
If an estate planning consultation will help you feel better about how your loved ones will be taken care of after something happens, please set up a consultation and fill out and return our Estate Planning Deficiencies Checklist.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2009||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Best Academic Event Award||Western Michigan University Cooley Law School||2007|
|Honor's Scholarship||Western Michigan University Cooley Law School||2006|
|Owner/Managing Partner||Collins Law Firm, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Public Defender||La Crosse County||2012 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Johns, Flaherty & Collins, S.C.||2011 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Shaw Legal Services, Ltd||2009 - 2011|
|Law Extern||Environmental Protection Agency: Region 5||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Johns, Flaherty and Collins, S.C.||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2011 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law||Editor||2009|
|Western Michigan University Cooley Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Missouri State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|The 4th Annual Landlord Tenant Conference||Landlord Tenant Law||2014|
Posted by Ann
Tue Oct 30 2018
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