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Do You Need a Lawyer to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

February 7, 2022

There is no law that states that you have to have a bankruptcy lawyer for your case. You can legally file on your own, which is known as filing pro se.  However, bankruptcy is a huge financial and legal process. You need to be sure it is really what you want and that it is done right.

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Are Postnuptial Agreements Binding in Wisconsin?

January 31, 2022

Postnuptial agreements are not as common as prenuptial agreements, but they are just as powerful in the eyes of the law.

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What is the Legal Way to Terminate an Employee in Wisconsin?

January 24, 2022

As an employer, you know that not every person you hire will be a great employee. While you want everyone to succeed, there are times when you must terminate an employee. When you fire someone, you need to know that you are doing so within your legal rights and that you are not doing anything wrong. If you do something illegal, you could end up with a lawsuit.

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What is a 609 Letter?

January 17, 2022

One way to try to resolve errors on a credit report is by sending a letter – often called a 609 dispute letter – to the credit bureau. Learn more about whether a 609 letter can help your credit score and how to dispute a credit report error.

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Red Flags When Buying a Business

January 10, 2022

Buying a business is one of the most significant decisions you may make in your life. And while there are many advantages to purchasing your own company, there are also some potential pitfalls. You want to make sure you are investing in a viable company that will thrive and provide you with growth potential. When you are considering the purchase of an established business, look out for these red flags before you sign the agreement.

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What Qualifies as a Farm in Wisconsin?

January 3, 2022

Many times, agricultural land use is obvious and it will therefore be easy to classify it as a farm. However, multi-use property and other situations may make it difficult to know whether land can be classified as farmland or agricultural. Before you buy, sell, or rent farmland, it is necessary to understand the specific qualification under which it is classified.

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Legal Steps to Take When a Parent Has Dementia in Wisconsin

December 17, 2021

A person can only legally sign a document such as power of attorney if they understand it. If they are in the latter stages of dementia, this may not be possible. In that situation, you are not automatically in charge of the parent’s finances. You must go to court to obtain legal authorization.

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Will I Lose My Car if I File Bankruptcy?

December 10, 2021

You may be worried that if you file bankruptcy, you must sell your car and fear that you will be left without transportation. The good news is that generally, you will be able to keep your vehicle when you file bankruptcy. When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy the trustee will be able to sell your property in order to repay your debts. There are some exceptions governed by U.S. federal and state bankruptcy laws.

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Can a Trustee Sell Property Without All Beneficiaries Approving?

December 3, 2021

Wisconsin Code Chapter 701.19(2)(d) states that “a trustee may not sell individually owned assets to the trust unless the sale is authorized in the creating instrument, made with written consent of all beneficiaries, or made with the approval of the court upon notice and hearing.” However, it is important to note that the trustee is allowed to act based on the intentions of the grantor. There are some instances where the trustee may sell property.

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Does an Employer Have to Pay for COVID Testing for Employees?

November 26, 2021

Employers want to keep their employees and customers safe from harm and therefore, in many cases, they have requested employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If employees cannot receive the vaccine due to health reasons, employers may then put in place COVID restrictions such as requiring the use of face masks, keeping people at a distance from each other, and more. In addition, employers may request employees to undergo COVID testing on a regular basis. But, who pays for the testing?

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