July 8, 2016Published Article

Estate planning: Why?

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Phillip R. Maples was featured in the Manitowoc Herald Times, "Estate planning: Why?" on July 8, 2016.

"I have had the good fortune of working with willing teachers, who have generously shared their knowledge. From one such teacher came the problem-solving process of asking the question "Why?" five times to reach a root cause or answer.

Ask anyone why they do estate planning and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. But at its root, the answer to the question: “Why do estate planning?” was answered best by one of my partners who said, snickering: “If you love your family, do you really want to leave them with a mess?”

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