Inheriting the Family Cottage

As an estate planning attorney, my clients often ask me what they should do with the family cottage, cabin or hunting land “up north.” In a typical situation, Mom and Dad purchased the property years ago at a bargain, and now the children and grandchildren treasure it as a place to gather as a family. […]

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Unauthorized Star Trek

I love living in Wisconsin. We get to celebrate all four seasons. We have perennial sports powerhouses like the Packers and Badgers, and the Brewers and Bucks are getting better and better. We have tons of rivers and lakes for kayaking and swimming, and lots of forests and trails to hike. And lots of cheese. […]

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Planning for Medicaid and Family Care

Entering a nursing home or assisted living facility can be one of the most confusing and stressful times that a family will ever have. In addition to changing a living situation, families are thrust into an alphabet soup of different government agencies and programs. We have discussed in prior articles the use of irrevocable trusts […]

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Hopes of a Jury Award Disappeared

When I was a kid, magicians were a big deal. You could routinely see Doug Henning, Penn and Teller, or Harry Anderson of ‘Night Court’ fame, perform on late night television, such as ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson. But the biggest magician of the 1980s was definitely David Copperfield. He performed some amazing tricks, […]

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Extremely Tough Love

Shortly after I graduated from law school, my wife and I got engaged. Since she lived just two doors down from my parents, I stayed living at home until we got married. I would walk over to her house to pick her up for a date and then walk her home at night. Then I […]

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Get to Know Us: Reg Wydeven

Where do you live? Kimberly Where are you from? Kimberly My legal practice… Focuses on helping families prepare for the future.  My practice concentrates on elder law (making sure seniors’ legal ducks are in a row and protecting wealth from long-term care stays) and estate planning. My family…. Consists of my beautiful wife, Mary, our […]

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Lawsuit Victory Definitely Not a Shoe-In

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for basketball season to come around. One of the best parts of preparing for the season was to pick out shoes, which typically were Air Jordans. Which shoe a kid chooses is typically driven by which NBA star he or she wants to emulate. Today, LeBron James […]

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Cheaters Never Win, But They Might This Time

Last week I wrote about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The law was adopted after President Reagan watched ‘War Games,’ a movie about a teenager who accidentally hacked into a government computer and almost started a nuclear war with Russia. This week’s article is about a teenager who used a cheat hack in the […]

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The Most Common Types of Work Visas (and When You’ll Need Them)

In today’s global economy, many U.S. businesses want to draw upon the diverse talents of an international workforce by hiring highly-skilled or highly-educated foreign nationals.  Or, some businesses need foreign workers when there are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the work.  Likewise, there are many foreign nationals […]

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Not Playing Games

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the movie ‘War Games.’ The film stars Matthew Broderick as David, a bright student who applies his talents to hacking into his school’s computer to change his grades rather than studying and earning the grades honestly. Showing off for his love interest Jennifer, played by Ally Sheedy, David […]

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