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What Papers to save after the divorce?

Until we go paperless, the question is what papers to save after the divorce? Do you need to save a complete copy of your entire divorce file? If not, what papers should you on to? We typically do not advise our clients to hold on to the entire file. There really is no need to, […]

Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers Push for Limited Liability

  While California has demonstrated a friendly posture towards self-driving technology, the state’s DMV recently shot down a planned rule that would have allowed businesses to avoid legal liability for damages resulting from an autonomous vehicle crash, if the autonomous vehicle involved in the collision had not been properly maintained according to standards set forth […]

Year end Tax planning

  It is that time of year, that if you are in the middle of a divorce, to think about how you were file your taxes at the end of the year, or how your tax situation may look like next year, when you get a divorce. For this tax year, your tax status is […]

Grandma arrested for felony kidnap

Last week a West Allis woman was charged after disappearing with her granddaughter. The 43 year old woman is facing criminal charges after disappearing with the child and involving law enforcement. The woman was charged on December 1, 2017 with interfering with custody and second offense possession of marijuana. She was also charged with bail […]

Don’t swear at your children!

  In an interesting case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held on Friday that a parent could be criminally convicted for swearing at her child. The court upheld a criminal conviction for the mother having sworn at her son. The court did not reach the issue of whether the mother’s speech was protected by the First […]

Automated License Plate Scanners

Local law enforcement agencies around the United States are beginning to utilize technology to crack down on uninsured motorists. Most recently, the state of Oklahoma passed legislation that allows law enforcement to use automated license plate readers to identify uninsured drivers. The scanners are set to be installed on highways around the state. After a […]

Tax Reclassification agreements

It is “that time of year,” where we turn our focus to some tax issues that affect individuals going through a divorce. If you are going through a divorce in 2017 and will be divorced in 2018 and live in Wisconsin, you will need to comply with Wisconsin’s marital property law requirement this year, as […]

Bankruptcy and Divorce

Many times when getting a divorce or separation, the parties may be having financial problems and there may be talk of the necessity of filing bankruptcy. Today’s blog will focus on certain issues that affect both divorce and bankruptcy. 1. If you file for bankruptcy in the middle of the divorce it will delay the divorce […]

Assets accrued during the divorce

Someone asked me the other day if you accrue assets while going through a divorce or the assets go up in value during the divorce process, do you get to keep it? Its’ an interesting theory but not consistent with the law. All assets, whether acquired before or during the marriage are Martin tal assets, […]

Driver Beware!

It’s hard to believe that the whole year has nearly gone by and we are on top of the holidays! Yesterday was Thanksgiving. Many have off today and are enjoying the long holiday weekend by visiting with family, friend, going to the movies, and of course shopping. In addition, many are partaking by enjoying all […]

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