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Exceptional Estate Planning Attorneys and Elder Law Attorneys

Sturgul & Long, S.C. is dedicated to providing exceptional and straightforward legal advice in the areas of estate planning and Elder Law, including Medicaid and long-term care planning, nursing home planning, and asset protection in Hurley, Ashland, Minocqua, greater Northern Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan.

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What we do

Legal Practice Areas

For everyone of all ages, we prepare wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, asset protection trusts, powers of attorney for health care and finances, special needs trusts, deeds, and marital property agreements.

We provide a full range of nursing home planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection services.  It is never too late to do some kind of planning, even if your loved one has already been placed.

We can help guide you through probate and trust administration.  Once initiated, we can help you navigate through the process.  We will handle as little or as much of the probate or trust administration work as you desire.

Planning for a disabled beneficiary can be challenging.  If you intend on leaving assets to a disabled beneficiary, we can help you establish a third-party special needs trust.  Alternatively, if you are the disabled beneficiary facing the loss of benefits, we can help you establish a first-party special needs trust to maintain your benefits.

We can assist with preparing deeds for a variety of transactions.  We frequently prepare deeds for individuals located outside of the state.  Our office can also assist with preparing offers to purchase and coordinate closing with a title company.  If you have a loved one on public benefits, we can advise you how to deal with any sale proceeds.

We will first help you assess whether a guardianship is necessary, as in many cases it is not.  If it is necessary, we can help you initiate a guardianship proceeding.  Guardianship proceedings are challenging as the guardian must continue to file detailed inventories and annual accountings.  We can help prepare these inventories and annual accountings.

What we excel at

Why do clients choose our office?

Sturgul & Long, S.C. is an elder law office that focuses in estate planning, nursing home planning,  Medicaid planning, and asset protection in Hurley, Ashland, greater Northern Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan.   At Sturgul & Long, S.C., we understand that preparing an estate plan may feel like an overwhelming task. Whether simple or complex, our office will work with you from start to finish in order to ensure that you end up with the estate plan that you want.

Sturgul & Long, S.C. also provides a full range of nursing home planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection services. Whether you are looking to protect assets well in advance or need immediate assistance because a loved one just entered a nursing home, we are here for you. Our office has helped many clients protect assets over the years through our nursing home planning and Medicaid planning strategies.

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Our office has helped clients protect millions of dollars

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Estate Planning and Elder Law issues are complicated. Let us help you!

    Our Team

    Estate Planning Attorneys and Elder Law Attorneys

    Because we limit our practice exclusively to the areas of the law outlined above, we are able to craft sophisticated solutions to even the most complex estate planning and elder law issues.

    testimonials

    Words From Clients

    J. Chapman "I had put off making out wills and doing estate planning for many years, despite numerous guilt trips from well-intentioned family members. It just seemed to be too daunting. My husband and I decided that it was time to seek help from a specialist, especially as he is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Ryan Long was able to make the process easy and very understandable. We are so grateful for his expertise and up-to-date knowledge. Having this work behind us gives my husband and me tremendous comfort." J. Chapman Jeff and Maureen K. "We'd like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the legal assistance we received from Sturgul & Long, S.C. when dealing with the Medicaid process associated with our mother moving into long-term care. Attorney Ryan Long took the time to explain the process to us and ensured that all necessary topics and actions were covered thoroughly and timely. Attorney Long also detailed the necessary terms and legal requirements to be completed when we sold our mother's home in 2019. His extensive knowledge of Elder Care law was and continues to be invaluable to us." Jeff and Maureen K. L. Downey "Mr. Ryan Long has been of immeasurable assistance to me in my duties as an agent under a power of attorney for my father. Mr. Long completed my father's Medical Assistance application flawlessly for acceptance into the program. Mr. Long also gave me legal advice in selling my father's home. He helped my father establish an irrevocable trust for a family member. Mr. Long was always very considerate and respectful of my father during his last years on this earth. Mr. long is still assisting me with his legal expertise. I would highly recommend his services." L. Downey Diane M. "Ryan is a very warm and competent lawyer. We have dealt with some very arrogant lawyers in the past who gave us both inaccurate and incomplete information. Ryan provided us much more information than other attorneys did regarding elder law. I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to receive accurate information when planning for their future or the future of a loved one." Diane M. C. and T. Schott 1 "My wife and I relocated from California to Northern Wisconsin. We became aware of the firm Sturgul & Long, S.C., following a free seminar offered on estate planning held at the Minocqua library. Early on, we realized the need for an experienced and knowledgeable elder law attorney to help us. We were aware of how complex the situations can be, and how difficult it can be to find someone in whom you can place your complete trust. . . . " Continued on next slide C. and T. Schott 2 ". . . Fortunately, our search concluded with the identification of Sturgul & Long, S.C. At our initial meeting with attorney Ryan Long, we were impressed by his knowledge of elder law and estate planning, and the thoroughness and clarity of his explanations as well his recommendations. We are extremely comfortable with our decision to engage Sturgul & Long, S.C. to represent our family's interest." C. and T. Schott
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