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The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse
    Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and established the general standard that workers be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.  In general, all hourly…
  • Aug 30

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner
    An ever-popular method for small businesses to acquire some extra—albeit temporary—hands on deck is to hire interns. Typically college students with similar career aspirations are eager to gain some real life experience, or at…
  • Jul 25

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly
    The prospect of hiring workers, while exciting, can be intimidating to new business owners, Employment law can be a confusing and time-consuming minefield, and the consequences of making a mistake can range from costly to financially…
Rank this Week: 800

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    "I guess I am having an Aleppo moment... I am having a brain freeze...."

    "I guess I am having an Aleppo moment... I am having a brain freeze...."
    Too bad Gary Johnson is so... weak/ tired/ lackadaisical/ apathetic/ dull...What is this man's problem?!
  • Sep 29

    "Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel."

    "Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel."
    "This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?"From a complaint about a mural in a University of Wisconsin – La Crosse residence hall, quoted in a National Review piece…
  • Sep 29

    Big train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.

    Big train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.
    Massive train crash at #Hoboken Path Station. Injuries reported. Train apparently ran full force into station. pic.twitter.com/rgt9pycnL4— Nicolette (@NewsNicolette) September 29, 2016"An NJ Transit train crashed into the station in…
Rank this Week: 47

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    7th Circuit Finds No Hostile Work Environment When Employee Finds Noose in Work Space

    7th Circuit Finds No Hostile Work Environment When Employee Finds Noose in Work Space
    Undoubtedly, most, if not all, laypersons, and even most lawyers, who read the title of this post will instantly wonder how any court could not find a hostile work environment claim to have merit when a noose is discovered in the workplace by…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Loses Another Battle Against Employer's Wellness Program

    EEOC Loses Another Battle Against Employer's Wellness Program
    Back in January I blogged about a case out of the Western District of Wisconsin whereby the federal district court there granted summary judgment against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") in their challenge to an employer's…
  • Sep 21

    Illinois General Assembly Passes Legislation Limiting Use of Noncompete Agreement

    Illinois General Assembly Passes Legislation Limiting Use of Noncompete Agreement
    A year ago popular sandwich maker Jimmy John's made news for their use of noncompete agreements for their employees, many of whom were low wage earners.  While many scoffed at these agreements, Jimmy John's fared well in court winning a…
Rank this Week: 710

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    Here's Why You Need A Will

    Here's Why You Need A Will
    Regardless of the size of your estate, a properly prepared and executed will gives your family direction and guidance during a difficult time.
  • Sep 26

    Not Your Everyday Yard Sale: The Estate Sale

    Not Your Everyday Yard Sale: The Estate Sale
    Whether for reasons of death or divorce, an estate sale can be an emotional rollercoaster.
  • Sep 23

    Retirees Are Changing Things Up

    Retirees Are Changing Things Up
    Retirees are finding low taxes, nice weather and an active lifestyle in many different locations other than the default Arizona or Florida.
Rank this Week: 3199

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need
    Advance care directives are not just for the aging and disabled. Anyone can become incapacitated unexpectedly whether by accident, stroke, brain aneurism, or a variety of other causes. By failing to create a living will and a health care…
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
Rank this Week: 3787

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    August Foreclosure Statistic

    August Foreclosure Statistic
    Foreclosure filings in the state of Wisconsin jumped up 27% over July to a four month high last month.  In August, foreclosure filings for Brown County (Green Bay) increased 58%, up almost triple in Calumet and Marinette, more than…
  • Sep 12

    Fundamental Misunderstanding

    Fundamental Misunderstanding
    No one expects the average person without legal training and experience to be an expert on bankruptcy.  I have, however, encountered a number of questions in the past couple of weeks that demonstrated a fundamental misunderstanding of…
  • Sep 6

    Why is my hearing at the airport (and other fun questions about hearing locations)?!

    Why is my hearing at the airport (and other fun questions about hearing locations)?!
    I'm writing this article to address the bewilderment some of my clients have about the fact that their bankruptcy hearing location is at an airport.  Understandably, some of them feel that the bankruptcy process is illegitimate or some…
Rank this Week: 4827

Madison Bike Blog

Madison Bike Blog

Focuses on Wisconsin bicycle laws, advocacy, biking issues, bike races, bicycle legal news. By Clayton Griessmeyer.

http://www.madisonbikeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4689

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Employment Law Update: Wisconsin Court Invalidates Non-Solicitation Agreement

    Employment Law Update: Wisconsin Court Invalidates Non-Solicitation Agreement
    In the spirit of Labor Day, I thought both employees and business owners in Wisconsin should know about a recent decision on restrictive covenants from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The case is important for you or your business because it…
  • Aug 1

    Wisconsin Foreclosure Law Aimed to Prevent the Zombie Property Apocalypse

    Wisconsin Foreclosure Law Aimed to Prevent the Zombie Property Apocalypse
    I’ve never really gotten on the Zombie movie and TV show bandwagon. I think it’s because they’re just so far-fetched, that it’s difficult for me to buy into the premise. When it comes to the reality of…
  • Jul 24

    A Post Worth Sharing: How Wisconsin’s Digital Property Act Impacts Your Online Account

    A Post Worth Sharing: How Wisconsin’s Digital Property Act Impacts Your Online Account
    It’s incredible how much time we spend online. I recently read an article that the average person has close to 100 online accounts; whether it be social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, other applications like Gmail…
Rank this Week: 3766

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Health Insurance and Divorce in Wisconsin

    Health Insurance and Divorce in Wisconsin
    One of the major issues couples face when they are ending their marriage is continuation of health insurance coverage.  People who receive coverage through their spouse’s employer worry that they will lose that coverage when the…
  • May 4

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin
    Finally, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has clarified an important issue in the law concerning visitation rights of grandparents and other non-parents under Wisconsin law. The case, Marriage of Meister, relates to Section 767.43 of the Wisconsin…
  • Apr 28

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant
    Today we step away from Wisconsin family law topics and into the realm of the personal. Attorneys take temporary leaves from the practice of law for many reasons, some voluntary, some not. My involuntary “vacation” from practicing…
Rank this Week: 3118

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Defining “Computerized Communication Systems” Under Wisconsin Law

    Defining “Computerized Communication Systems” Under Wisconsin Law
    In a time of rapidly changing technology, it can often be difficult for state legislatures and courts to keep up with the various means that sexual predators use to communicate with and lure their victims. Without broad and flexible…
  • Jul 14

    Defining “Computerized Communication Systems” Under Wisconsin Law

    Defining “Computerized Communication Systems” Under Wisconsin Law
    In a time of rapidly changing technology, it can often be difficult for state legislatures and courts to keep up with the various means that sexual predators use to communicate with and lure their victims. Without broad and flexible…
  • Jul 14

    Restitution for Child Pornography Charges in Wisconsin

    Restitution for Child Pornography Charges in Wisconsin
    Time spent in prison is not the only punishment that can be applied to defendants who are found guilty of committing a crime.  Defendants may also be required to relinquish certain rights, such as the right to own a firearm, or may be…
Rank this Week: 2083

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 14

    Recent ACA Guidance

    Recent ACA Guidance
    This post is the first in a series that will address recent guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor regarding various aspects of group health plans and the Affordable Care…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent
     PGR2015-00017. USP 8,933,395 owned by Premium Genetics, Ltd. (PG), has a filing date of Jan. 31, 2014, and a long priority chain of continuation and provisional applications reaching back to July 31, 2002 (pre-America…
  • Dec 21

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent
      As of Dec. 22, 2015, 16 Post Grant Review (PGR) petitions have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Seven PGRs (more than 40%) challenge, or have challenged, a patent…
Rank this Week: 4035

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Aug 6

    What To Be expecting From An Auction House Transaction

    What To Be expecting From An Auction House Transaction
    When you’ve got your finances organized, and are also able to purchase cash to get a residence, a residential property auction could possibly be the strategy to progress. Real estate that have been given back because of foreclosures or…
  • Aug 3

    Modern Day Leisure More Often Than Not Involves the Internet

    Modern Day Leisure More Often Than Not Involves the Internet
    The Internet has re-structured regular daily life for folks in the last 1 / 4 regarding a hundred years as much as, and perhaps even more than electricity did with regard to an earlier age group. Everyday living plainly is altered. Due to the…
  • Aug 3

    How to Market Yourself Using Twitter

    How to Market Yourself Using Twitter
    For advertising efficiently on Facebook the concepts would be the same for a person because they are to get a company. Social networking systems like Twitter really are a helpful free system that promotes the sharing of info and material. If…
Rank this Week: 4520

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Aug 4

    Ways to employing real estate agents inside London

    Ways to employing real estate agents inside London
    Promoting your home you reside in (or any other property) can be one of the most crucial decisions someone can make economically. Whenever a particular person chooses to market their residence, the first question requested is, what price…
  • Aug 3

    The Appropriate Technique to Begin a Movie Blog

    The Appropriate Technique to Begin a Movie Blog
    Some sort of lot associated with movie followers are out there there who also are ready to commence their personal blog along with why not? Movies will be also any great sizzling niche. You could read typically the several posts online with…
  • Aug 3

    Property Investing And Variations Among Deeds And Title

    Property Investing And Variations Among Deeds And Title
    Investors and company owners are generally frequently looking to find those successful prospects which are going to get each of them a nice gain. Outside of virtually all of the particular investment property options around, the real estate…
Rank this Week: 4519

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2617

Wisconsin Criminal Defense -…

Wisconsin Criminal Defense - Defending Your Innocence

Plain talk about Wisconsin's criminal laws and OWI DUI laws, Wisconsin courts, the legal system & the application and effect of Wisconsin's laws on people. By Amber Ritschard, Jonas Bednarek and David Saperstein.

http://defendingyourinnocence.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Am I Guilty of Disorderly Conduct ?

    Am I Guilty of Disorderly Conduct ?
    Am I Guilty of Disorderly Conduct ? Disorderly Conduct.  The “catch-all” offense.  The definition of the charge, under Wisconsin Statutes section 947.0, is a laundry list of behaviors that reads like a typical evening…
  • Mar 23

    If I’m Over .08, Am I Automatically Guilty (i.e. Am I Screwed)?

    If I’m Over .08, Am I Automatically Guilty (i.e. Am I Screwed)?
    If I’m Over .08, Am I Automatically Guilty (i.e.  Am I Screwed)?Thanks to the well-established physiological process known as “alcohol absorption,” the answer is NO.  You are far from screwed, even if your blood…
  • Nov 19

    AM I IN CUSTODY? (Part 2 of When Do I Have the Right to Remain Silent?)

    AM I IN CUSTODY? (Part 2 of When Do I Have the Right to Remain Silent?)
    AM I IN CUSTODY?  (Part 2 of When Do I Have the Right to Remain Silent?)We talked about your Miranda rights in the previous blog, and when an officer has to inform you of those rights --> (1) when you are in custody, and (2) before…
Rank this Week: 2077

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
Rank this Week: 3563

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • May 28

    IRS Hacked.

    IRS Hacked.
    Of all the targets available, it really isn’t surprising that hackers would try to gain access to the substantial database of financial information at the IRS.  Unfortunately, a successful breach of the security protocols was…
  • May 21

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)
    You get an extra weekend to file your tax returns in 2016 thanks to an uncommon mix of holiday's and weekends.  Ordinarily an unextended Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th of any given year.  However, when…
  • May 20

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
Rank this Week: 237

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 4491

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Jan 6

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign
    Within the next week, the UW Law Library will be introducing a new website redesign. The new site features a slimmed-down look and a more user friendly design - we hope! Here's a sneak preview. In conjunction with the new library…
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
Rank this Week: 2445

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 1084

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4411

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
Rank this Week: 2580

The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

http://www.therealestateblawg.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
Rank this Week: 906

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 4007

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!

    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!
    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!,  is the first post in what I hope will be a collaborative series of posts exposing the lack of accountability that has gone unchecked for far too long in the Department of…
  • May 6

    Another Article Points to - Too Many Prisoners in US

    Another Article Points to - Too Many Prisoners in US
    Too Many Prisoners is yet another article on the failing +prison system in America. I recently posted a blurb on my blog citing to a Frontline article on the very same issue, quoting the same sources.For more on the Frontline article, visit…
  • May 2

    Frontline Reveals Report Showing "Unprecedented” Growth in US Prison

    Frontline Reveals Report Showing "Unprecedented” Growth in US Prison
    A new article by Jason M. Breslow from Frontline's Locked Up in America series reveals what most of us have known for a long time - that tough on crime policies has resulted in overcrowded prisons with little deterrent effect or social…
Rank this Week: 4280

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

Covers elder law and estate planning. By Swendson/Fey Law Ltd.

http://wisconsintrustsandwills.com/family/
  • Dec 13

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax
    On December 2nd, 2013, the Treasury issued final regulations addressing IRC § 1411, the 3.8% Medicare Surtax. § 1.1411-3 of the regulations addresses estates and trusts, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, CRTs.  The final…
  • Aug 8

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning
    For many, passing along religious beliefs and values to the next generation is just as important as passing along financial wealth and tangible assets. Estate planning creates many opportunities to do this, including: * End-of-Life Care. A…
  • Jul 30

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel
    Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will…
Rank this Week: 3144

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Covers drunk driving laws, studies and surveys. By Tracey A. Wood.

http://drunkdrivinglawwi.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right
    The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Florida v. Jardines today, holding that a dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs where being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. …
  • Jan 27

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?
    Is the VanWagnerWood.com website authoritative?We often receive phone calls from students asking if they can cite our website in their papers due to the tremendous volume of informative data and interpretations on it (most of the thanks for…
  • Sep 13

    Are BB Guns Firearms?

    Are BB Guns Firearms?
    Question: Is a BB gun a firearm for purposes of Wisconsin’s laws prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon?Answer: A BB gun is not a firearm under Wisconsin laws.As well, air guns, spring guns and blow guns are not classified as…
Rank this Week: 1546

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation…

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Experts

Covers trends and developments in workers’ compensation law, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. By Domer Law.

http://www.wisworkcompexperts.com/
Rank this Week: 3012

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Covers Wisconsin criminal laws and cases. By Christopher Van Wagner.

http://wisconsincriminallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?
    “THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?”
  • Nov 4

    When can you pull the gun?

    When can you pull the gun?
    Caller: What is the definition of the word threatened? What does it mean? When can you pull the gun?If a person is carrying concealed, they will be more likely to use a gun to protect themselves.
  • Nov 4

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property
    Caller: Can I use a gun to protect my family in my home and my property with the new CCW law?Let’s break that down into two questions. First, does the new concealed carry law allow you to protect your family in your home?
Rank this Week: 1545

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax…

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax Law Blog

Commentary on estate planning, tax law, and elder law. By Nathan J. Dosch.

http://www.wisconsinestateandtaxblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    On Wednesday, April 20th at 11am (central) Digital Estate Planning, LLC is sponsoring 1.5 hour seminar titled, "Estate Planning for Digital Assets."  I will be presenting along with Attorney Joe Boucher from Neider & Boucher, S.C. and…
  • Apr 1

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    I have been meaning to post a link and video from an article Attorney Joe Boucher and I were fortunate enough write for the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine in December 2010 titled, E-Legacy: Estate Planning for Digital Assets.  The State Bar of…
  • Jan 26

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case
    The case, Watson, P.C. v.
Rank this Week: 1590

Divorce in Wisconsin

Divorce in Wisconsin

Covers divorce and family law issues in Wisconsin. By Lakeland Law Firm.

http://divorceinwisconsin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    Waukesha County Specific Rule Change

    Waukesha County Specific Rule Change
    Normally, I try to make blog postings Wisconsin specific, not county specific. However, there has been a rule change in Waukesha County that will effect anyone paying or receiving child support under a Waukesha County order. If your child…
  • Sep 16

    Recommended Read

    Recommended Read
    For anyone looking for information about the impact divorce or legal separation on children of various ages, I recommend a book by Marc J. Ackerman titled Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's? (ISBN 978-0-470-12753-7). Less than 250…
  • Jan 31

    Non-Divorce

    Non-Divorce
    With this recession has come a variety of articles about the non-divorce or roommate living arrangement between spouses. Whatever you call it, staying together because you cannot afford to live in two households can work. However, there are…
Rank this Week: 3896

Presumption of Innocence

Presumption of Innocence

Covers Wisconsin criminal and DUI laws. By the Birdsall Law Offices.

http://presumptionofinnocence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Wall of Justice....

    A Wall of Justice....
    Recently the court of appeals basically attacked former Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joseph Wall in opinion vacating the sentence of Landry Harris on drug charges because, they said, his comments at sentencing were capable of being…
  • Jan 26

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital
    I have just finished a very complicated (on one level) and simple (on another level) case involving kiddie porn that was found on a computer. The complicated part was challenging the fact that digital imaging technology is of such a…
  • Nov 3

    Prison for OWI's not the answer

    Prison for OWI's not the answer
    Apparently the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has been purchased by the Mother's Against Drunk Drivers. For the last two weeks, the state's largest newspaper has run a series of very long articles detailing the tragedy of drunk driving -…
Rank this Week: 1543