Hot Market

There’s a hot real estate market in southeastern Wisconsin right now. If you are selling your home or another property in a for sale by owner manner you can hire a real estate attorney to handle the entire deal. Rates are much cheaper than a typical sale through a realtor.
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The Rights of Renters

Landlords are well within their rights to reject a person with a poor credit history, insufficient income to pay rent, negative references from a previous landlord or employer, or a prior eviction lawsuit. On the other hand, the Federal Fair Housing Acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color,
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Transfer Your Assets

Many people hire lawyers to draft revocable living trusts for their family with the idea that they will avoid probate upon death. The client’s ability to avoid probate, however, is predicated on the idea that their assets will be transferred into the name of the revocable trust. Typically, lawyers will
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Don’t Play the Fool

Although the old adage “He who represents himself has a fool for his client” needs little explanation, the law does allow an individual to represent himself or herself in most judicial proceedings. This is called acting “pro se” (Latin meaning “for oneself”). Despite what the internet might tell you, there
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Coming to Terms Before Going to the Altar

While many might assume that a “prenuptial agreement” (also known as a “premarital agreement”) is a contract that only wealthy individuals need to be concerned with, it can also be important for the rest of us.  Sometimes the issue is protecting an asset, but sometimes it is protection from liability. 
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Relying on Trust

If you want to transfer your property to your beneficiaries after your death without probate, ask an attorney about drawing up the legal document known as a “living trust.” Another big advantage of a living trust is that it can be very flexible. It can be used to transfer all,
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Nondisclosure Agreements

A nondisclosure agreement (NDA) is a legally enforceable contract that creates a confidential relationship between a person who holds a trade secret (such as plans for a new product, client information, sales and marketing plans, or a unique manufacturing process), and a person to whom the secret will be disclosed.
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The Reality of Debt

No one really expects that he or she will file for bankruptcy until the moment finally arrives when the numbers bring home the reality. According to the Federal Reserve, overall household debt stood at more than $13 trillion at the end of 2017, which included $8.8 trillion in mortgages, $1.4
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Family Matters

The 4th of July is a time for family celebrations. Are you considering expanding your family? Perhaps joining two families into a new blended family? If you are considering marrying someone who has been married before or who has children from a previous relationship, there are certain things you will
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A Trust With Restrictions

When the person creating a trust has concerns about the spending habits of a beneficiary of that trust, a “spendthrift trust” may be created that provides an independent trustee with full authority to make decisions about how the trust’s funds may be spent. The terms of the trust, which can
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