Madison Estate Planning Lawyers

Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC is a Madison, Wisconsin area law firm specializing in Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills and Probate. We personalize our services and our attorneys happily make house calls for our clients who require it.

Call us now for an estate planning consultation.

Estate Planning

Our Madison Wisconsin estate planning lawyers are happy to provide an estate planning consultation.

For large estates or small, we help people plan for their family's future. From a simple Will centered estate plan to providing a comprehensive estate planning that includes one or more Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Retirement Plan Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Pour over Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and health care documents like Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney, we can deliver the expertise and services you need.

Living Trust (or Revocable Trust) law in Wisconsin is a specialized area, and we have the expertise to prepare our clients for a worry-free estate with the goal of avoiding Probate. The lawyer you talk to is the one who will draft and proofread your documents. Experience and patient attention to details of each situation make our estate plans stand out.

Retirement Account Protection

Our lawyers may recommend a Retirement Plan Trust for you if you have large balances in your individual retirement accounts (IRA’s) and employer- sponsored retirement plans such as profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans or defined benefit plans.

There could be huge tax consequences if your heirs decide to take a lump sum distribution of their inheritance and we can provide a solution to avoid this costly mistake.

Asset Protection

The Madison Wisconsin estate planning attorneys at Krause Donovan Estate Law are members of a nationwide network of affiliate Attorneys, CPAs and Financial Advisors who are focused on providing a unified approach and access to the breakthrough Asset Protection Concept called The Bridge Trust ® for our affiliates and their clients. Effectively used to protect thousands of clients since its first use in 1997, The Bridge Trust ® is only available locally through Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners as an affiliate of the Asset Protection Counsel®.

Nursing Home Cost Protection

Our attorney’s understand the concern over paying for the cost of long term care. We help our clients plan for the possibility of nursing home care including the use of Medicaid to help pay for their care, while still allowing them to also have security and choices. We also help people plan to leave a good part of their life savings to their children or other loved ones.

Veterans Pension Planning

Our estate planning lawyers in Madison Wisconsin are accredited with the Veterans Administration to assist wartime Veterans understand their potential eligibility for a non service connected disability that may guarantee a minimum income for veterans who qualify.


We provide probate services provide smooth and easy transition of property after a loved one passes. We also help our clients contest wills and fight for their rightful inheritance. Our experienced trial lawyer assures that will contests and probate challenges are handled efficiently and fairly for our clients. Call us to see if we can help you with your Wisconsin Probate.

Trust Administration

When a person passes leaving property in trust, we help the trustee and the heirs to distribute and administer the trust assets according to the law. Although there is no probate of trust assets, there are many issues to be considered including tax and equitable distribution.

Mission Statement

We at Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC focus solely in the areas of Planning and Administering Estates. We are a team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services.

We are committed to our clients’ needs and to the success and development of our employees. Our Madison Wisconsin estate planning lawyers consider our clients as part of our family, and in that spirit, we strive to be fair, honest, courteous and professional in all of our endeavors. Our strengths are our expertise, our willingness to listen, our integrity, and our willingness to improve our awareness, knowledge, skills, and resilience. We pledge to work at all times in furtherance of our clients’ best interests as well as the best interests of our employees and to do this with the utmost integrity and respect.


Every adult in Wisconsin will have a well thought out plan for management and transition of their assets in case of incapacity or death and that they will review this plan regularly with their trusted attorney and advisor.

Strategic Intent

The Estate Planning Attorneys serving in Madison Wisconsin at Krause Donovan Estate Law intend to provide confidential and trusted counsel to clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate and Trust Administration in Wisconsin. To prepare, draft, deliver and Maintain the highest quality Estate Plans that will fit clients' individual needs. To make clients’ difficult times easier.

Client Reviews
Tremendous help
He and his staff were kind, considerate and patient with all the questions my family and I had and the advice he gave us was a tremendous help. I would strongly recommend Krause Donovan to anyone needing legal help with estate planning.
Arlene F.
Weight off my shoulders
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time so far! I really appreciate your guidance throughout the process, it has already taken a huge weight off of my shoulders.
Michelle M.
In “good hands”
We were pleased with the friendly and professional manner in which you and your staff explained legal matters to us. We felt confident that we were in “good hands” in the drawing up of this sensitive and important document.
Sal & Marcelle G.
Oregon Office

116 Spring St
Oregon, WI 53575

Oregon Office
Middleton Office

8383 Greenway Blvd #600
Middleton, WI 53562

Middleton Office
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(608) 268-5751 | Home Visits Available