Will Excuses

What is your excuse for not having a Will?

Over half of Americans die without a Will. Some of the most common reasons my clients offer for not preparing a Will sooner are: I’m too busy. It seems people are busier than ever. One certainty, however, is that we will all die eventually. Putting off your estate planning may free up your schedule now, but it will likely make …

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Divorce Lawyers In Wausau

Divorce Lawyers in Wausau WI: “Nesting” Arrangements

Find out how our custody & placement attorneys can assist you. In the context of divorce law, “nesting” is the term used to describe an arrangement where the children stay in the family home, with the parents rotating in and out of the house according to their physical placement schedules with the kids.  For example, mom stays in the house …

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Asset Protection In Wisconsin

Asset Protection in Wisconsin

Court Rules Inherited IRA not Exempt in Bankruptcy The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a ruling by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin which held that an inherited IRA was an exempt asset.  In re Clark, Nos. 12–1241, 12–1255. In Clark, the debtors, Brandon and Heidi Clark, filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010. Heidi …

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Minocqua Asbestos Lawyer

Minocqua Asbestos Lawyer: Papillary Mesothelioma

Find out how our Mesothelioma lawyers can help you with your claim. Papillary mesothelioma, also known as well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) is a rare type of mesothelioma.  As a Minocqua asbestos lawyer, I know that mesothelioma is thought of by many as a disease of the lungs.  That is not always the case.  The typical place for papillary mesothelioma to …

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Law Firm in Wausau WI

Law Firm in Wausau WI: Court Expands Recovery Options in Defective Product Cases

In Wisconsin, it is a long-standing rule of law that parties to a contract cannot seek tort remedies for purely economic damages arising from breach of a contract. This is known as the “economic loss doctrine.”  The doctrine does not apply, however, when a defective product injures another person or “other property.” A recent decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals …

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Asbestos Lawyers in Wisconsin

Asbestos Lawyers in Wisconsin: Familes of Asbestos Workers at Risk for Mesothelioma

Find out how our Mesothelioma lawyers can help you with your claim. Men are at a much higher risk of developing mesothelioma than women because men were more likely to work at job sites associated with asbestos exposure, such as shipyards, boiler rooms and factories. Though mesothelioma is much more prevalent in men, about 8 percent of mesothelioma victims are …

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Custody Lawyers In Wausau

Custody Lawyers in Wausau WI: “Dont’s” in a Child Custody Dispute

Find out how our Wausau custody lawyers can assist you. We are custody lawyers in Wausau WI. Being involved in a child custody dispute is a very emotional experience for most parents. If you do find yourself in a custody dispute, there are some actions you should avoid, in order to keep the process from becoming even more difficult: DON’T …

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Color War

Firm Supports Event Held in Memory of Dale Eaton’s Daughter

One of our partners, Dale Eaton, lost his daughter, Emily, to the H1N1 flu virus in 2009. Emily was just 12 years old. Dale and his wife, Jennifer, started a charity, Emily’s Path, in her memory. The organization’s mission is to bring happiness to children facing challenges in their lives. The children Emily went to school with are graduating from Wausau …

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Estate Planning Lawyer In Wausau

Estate Planning Lawyer in Wausau: Passing on your Green Bay Packers Season Tickets

Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers, has been sold out on a season ticket basis since 1960.  Since that time, the waiting list for season tickets has grown to over 100,000.  There’s a 99.9% renewal rate for season ticket holders — only 119 names came off the list last year.  At that pace, getting on the waiting …

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Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect In Wisconsin

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Wisconsin: New state law conceals records of abuse, neglect in nursing homes

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism recently published an article about how tort reform in Wisconsin may be putting vulnerable nursing home residents at risk.  The law made state inspection reports of nursing homes and other health care facilities inadmissible as evidence in civil and criminal cases, which could make it significantly more difficult to prove nursing home abuse in Wisconsin. …

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