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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 24

    Wisconsin Law and Unpublished Court of Appeals Opinion

    Wisconsin Law and Unpublished Court of Appeals Opinion
    As many people know, the law arises primarily from two sources. First is the statutes, ordinances, and regulations promulgated by federal, state, and local governments and governmental bodies. The second source is caselaw – written…
Rank this Week: 4656

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/
  • May 4

    Increasing Instances of Financial Elder Abuse

    Increasing Instances of Financial Elder Abuse
    Financial elder abuse is on the rise, therefore states are trying to find ways to protect seniors from this abuse.
  • May 2

    Good Decisions Today Will Pay Off in the Long Run

    Good Decisions Today Will Pay Off in the Long Run
    Some financial choices we make in the earlier part of our lives that are surprisingly important—but we don't always see how important they are until it is too late.
  • Apr 29

    Privacy Continues to be Author Harper Lee's Watchword

    Privacy Continues to be Author Harper Lee's Watchword
    When the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was found to have written another novel, "Go Set a Watchman," there was much mystery about the second book, which generated a fortune.
Rank this Week: 3464

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/
  • May 2

    My Office Vs. My Competition

    My Office Vs. My Competition
    Insurance companies have a lot of money and parking.  If you get hit while riding your bike, try to find someone who can relate to what you like to do and cares about what is right, not just money and making it easier for employees to…
  • Apr 20

    Fitchburg, Wisconsin Bike Map 2016-Click to Enlarge

    Fitchburg, Wisconsin Bike Map 2016-Click to Enlarge
  • Apr 15

    Should Wisconsin Create A Law To Allow Textalyzers?

    Should Wisconsin Create A Law To Allow Textalyzers?
    Wisconsin and all other states allow breathalyzers to test drivers and see if they have consumed alcohol before or during driving. State laws include something called "implied consent." This means when a person gets a license, they agree to…
Rank this Week: 4688

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Act 376 Passed

    Act 376 Passed
    The legislation I've mentioned in the past and have been tracking (2015 AB 720 / 2015 SB 629) was signed by Governor Scott Walker and published on April 26, 2016, becoming 2015 Wisconsin Act 376.  Accordingly, mortgages executed on or…
  • Apr 18

    AB720 Update - Foreclosure Redemption Period

    AB720 Update - Foreclosure Redemption Period
    Quick status update on AB720, which was discussed previously here.  The bill has passed both the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.  The bill - among other things - slashes the redemption period of a home in…
  • Apr 16

    Foreclosures Trending Back Up

    Foreclosures Trending Back Up
    Foreclosure filings have been increasing over the past two months.  Statewide, there was an 8.6% increase from January to February, and a 5.8% increase from February to March.  In northeast Wisconsin, a whopping 17.2% jump up in…
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Apr 29

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning
    Asset protection planning, no matter what anyone tells you, was never meant to be a tax avoidance tactic. Asset protection planning is a legal option for planning your wealth in advance of a claim or the threat of a claim.
  • Apr 21

    Top 5 Universal Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    Top 5 Universal Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    As the saying goes, “Death and taxes are something you simply can’t ignore.” Both are inevitable and although most people understand this phenomenon and in turn, prepare by paying their taxes on a quarterly or yearly basis…
  • Apr 13

    Take Care of Your Most Valuable Asset

    Take Care of Your Most Valuable Asset
    By taking care of yourself, you are in a better position to enhance and grow your wealth. You will be able to make sound, financially savvy decisions because you are not tired, depressed, inexperienced, or stressed.
Rank this Week: 3885

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/
  • Apr 25

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action
    An item often litigated in employment discrimination cases is whether an action an employer takes amounts to an "adverse employment action."  In Kelleher v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, (8thCir, March 31, 2016, Kelly, J.), that was the topic as…
  • Apr 14

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial
    The plaintiff, Jamie Cole ("Cole") began working for the defendant Kenosha Unified School District Board of Education ("the District") in 2006 teaching special education at a high school in that district.  Since beginning her work with…
  • Apr 6

    Wisconsin State Bar Names THIS Blog 1 of 64 to Follow!

    Wisconsin State Bar Names THIS Blog 1 of 64 to Follow!
    Though I have been severely slacking lately due to a heavy case load, the State Bar of Wisconsin recently named this blog as 1 of 64 in the state to follow!  You can see the other here.I will do my best to put more current content up to…
Rank this Week: 965

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Misleading Ads for Judicial Candidate

    Misleading Ads for Judicial Candidate
    There are a number of elections for judges going on in Wisconsin now. The contest drawing the most attention is the election for the Supreme Court. Some of the ads, typically run by special interest groups, have been disturbingly misleading.…
  • Mar 31

    Wisconsin Court Denies Ineffective Assistance of Counsel for Man Charged with Soliciting Child Prostitution and Pornography

    Wisconsin Court Denies Ineffective Assistance of Counsel for Man Charged with Soliciting Child Prostitution and Pornography
    All criminal defendants are entitled to effective counsel under the United States Constitution.  This may be either a paid attorney or a public defender for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. When a defendant has been convicted of…
  • Mar 8

    Should You Pay Attention to “Best Lawyer” and “Best Judge” Lists?

    Should You Pay Attention to “Best Lawyer” and “Best Judge” Lists?
    Recently, a local paper in Wisconsin published a list of judges, purporting to rank them from best to worst, based on a survey of lawyers. Lists like this come out from time to time of both lawyers and judges, presumably in an effort to…
Rank this Week: 1846

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Mar 30

    Buyer Beware? Wisconsin Court says “Not So Fast!”

    Buyer Beware? Wisconsin Court says “Not So Fast!”
    Spring is almost here, and that means real estate sales in Wisconsin will soon be picking up! With that in mind, a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision may have a large impact on future Wisconsin real estate transactions. In Fricano v.…
  • Feb 23

    Fifth Circuit Rules that a C-Corporation’s S-Corp Affiliate’s Rents Cannot be Classified as Passive Income (Section 469)

    Fifth Circuit Rules that a C-Corporation’s S-Corp Affiliate’s Rents Cannot be Classified as Passive Income (Section 469)
    A Federal Appeals Court ruled earlier this month that an S-Corporation’s rental income from a lease agreement with a C-Corporation with entirely common ownership with the S-Corp, could not be classified as passive activity income, and…
  • Feb 8

    Crowdfunding Regulations Finally Here!

    Crowdfunding Regulations Finally Here!
    The SEC released its long awaited Final Crowdfunding regulations in late 2015. We wrote on this topic in the Summer of 2014, when Wisconsin had adopted crowdfunding rules that governed only the State of Wisconsin. Under those state laws,…
Rank this Week: 3941

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
  • Jan 8

    Benefits of Incorporating a Revocable Living Trust into Your Estate Plan

    Benefits of Incorporating a Revocable Living Trust into Your Estate Plan
    A revocable trust is one that is created during the life of the grantor, and its primary uses are to manage property during the grantor’s life and reduce the cost and time associated with probate upon the grantor’s death while…
  • Oct 8

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer'

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer'
    In 2015 it is estimated that 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's, most of those over the age of 65. Surprisingly though, a few hundred thousand of those cases occur in individuals younger than 65. As everyone knows, Alzheimer’s is a…
Rank this Week: 3623

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: 4160

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: 4574

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: 4575

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

    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…
  • Dec 27

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup
    Wisconsin? Illinois? Delaware? Nevada?  Which State Is Best for Your Startup Entity?  
Rank this Week: 2452

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: 2313

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: 3738

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: 4261

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: 960

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: 399

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 1377

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4403

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 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…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
Rank this Week: 2878

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: 1764

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: 4027

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: 4447

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: 4680

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: 2134

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: 3188

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: 2139

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.
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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…
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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 -…
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