About Reg P. Wydeven

Hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps from a young age, Reg’s practice primarily consists of advising individuals on estate planning, estate settlement and elder law matters. As Reg represents clients in matters like guardianship proceedings and long-term care admissions, he feels grateful to be able to offer families thorough legal help in their time of need.

Rash Decisions About Uniforms

This past Spring Break, our family went to San Francisco for a great vacation. Of course, that was after being stranded in Chicago for three days because of a blizzard. While we were stuck at O’Hare, we waited in line for almost six hours to try to reschedule our flight to California. Then we waited […]

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Upon Further Review…

When I was in high school, my buddies and I would always watch Saturday Night Live. I’ll never forget a sketch starring John Goodman as NFL Referee Bill Pitman, who hosted a weekly talk show. Referee Pitman would field questions from the studio audience, such as “Are you legally blind or completely blind? Like, are […]

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Gift While the Gifting’s Good

Last week I wrote about the IRS’s gift tax rules. The annual gift tax exclusion, which is currently $15,000, is the amount of money (or the value of other property) a person can give away each year to any individual without having to report it to the IRS. If someone gives more than $15,000 to […]

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Tis the Season of Giving

When my kids were little, their letters to Santa took longer to read than ‘War and Peace.’ They wanted all different types of toys and games. One year, they even asked for flying backpacks. This year, however, they’d be thrilled with cash. And my kids are not alone. A lot of the parents I talk […]

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Lawsuit is in the Bag

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the movie ‘Caddyshack.’ The comedy classic focuses on Bushwood Country Club, their eccentric golfers and even goofier caddies. The film was Rodney Dangerfield’s first, and his tackiness and crassness clashing with Ted Knight and his fellow country club members’ pretentious and elitist attitudes made for comedic gold. Well […]

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The Price is Wrong

As a kid, I loved the movie, ‘War Games.’ Released during the height of the Cold War, it starred Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a computer whiz. Bored, David successfully hacks into a video game company’s computer which asks him the movie’s tagline: “Do you want to play a game?” David plays ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ […]

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Here Comes the Boom

A movie in high circulation on cable right now is ‘The Intern.’ The film stars Robert De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a retired 70-year-old widower who is bored with retirement. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. Jules Ostin, the founder of the company, played […]

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Can Christmas Come Too Early?

When I was a kid, we would go to Fond du Lac to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousins. We’d play a game of football in the yard or basketball in the driveway, then go inside to share a delicious meal (even though my sister and I got stuck at the kids’ table). The following weekend, […]

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Haunting Mansion Tax

This is my favorite time of year. Football is in full swing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. After eating too much with family and friends, we’ll burn some calories Black Friday shopping. Then we get to eat candy and cookies and watch Christmas movies all through December. Every year, however, my Christmas spirit […]

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Florida

Now is the time of year when my family starts watching Christmas movies. We watch the classics – ‘Elf,’ ‘Christmas Vacation,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and, of course, ‘Die Hard.’ We also watch ‘Home Alone,’ and sometimes ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.’ The sequel finds Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, alone in […]

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