Can I Make Handwritten Changes to My Will?

Wisconsin, like many states, has several different requirements to create a valid Will. The particular rules for signing a Will are contained in Wis. Stat. § 853.03.  These rules require that a Will be: Signed by the creator (or by another person at the specific direction of the creator); and Signed by at least two […]

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Just a SEC

When I was in 8th grade, I saved up my money and bought a Nintendo. My favorite game was Super Mario Bros., where you played as lovable siblings Mario and Luigi, two plumbers who were tasked with rescuing Princess Toadstool from King Koopa. The brothers venture through sewers and stomp on turtles trying to thwart […]

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Real Mature

My friend, Bill, loves the ‘Back to the Future’ movies about as much as I love the ‘Star Wars’ movies. He even owns his own DeLorean! So on November 5, I wished him a Happy Back to the Future Day. That’s the date in 1955 that Christopher Lloyd’s character, Doc Brown, fell in his bathroom […]

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Cahooting in the First Degree: Antitrust Law Applies to Small & Mid-Size Businesses Too

“..cahoots being a legal term in Wyoming, see cahooting in the first degree, intent to cahoot, and so on.” ― Craig Johnson, Death Without Company Allegations that Google and other giants have become monopolies, and the blocking of mega-mergers between companies as large as Anthem and Cigna, occasionally thrust anti-trust law into the mainstream media.  […]

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Waltzing Into Court

In my youth, I was known for mastering several styles of dance, including the sprinkler, the lawnmower and the shopping cart. And I did a pretty mean robot. Thankfully my son is carrying on the tradition. He knows a myriad of dances, such as the Whip, the Floss, and the Dab. My personal favorite is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from McCarty Law!

The leaves have fallen, the temperature dropped, the days grown short. It is once again Thanksgiving. We’re spending the holiday with friends and family, and hope you’re doing the same. As we spend some time enjoying warm company, conversation, and festivities, it is a great chance to reflect and share our gratitude. Looking back over […]

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Scouting Mission

As a kid, I was a Cub Scout, which is the Boy Scouts’ junior varsity. We learned arts and crafts and how to better our community. After a few years, we became Webelos, the highest level of Cub Scouts. And we got a new leader: Lee Hammen. Mr. Hammen was the longtime naturalist and head […]

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Shall We Dance 2018

On October 27th, we were extremely excited and honored to attend the 11th annual Shall We Dance event benefitting the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities! The Sexual Assault Crisis Center has been providing counseling, advocacy, and education services to individuals affected by sexual trauma and their loved ones in our community for 40 years – and […]

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Out of Tune

As a kid in the 1980s, I was a huge pro wrestling fan. I loved Junkyard Dog, who entered the ring accompanied by the great bass line of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust.” To stop having to pay huge royalties to play the song, though, the then-WWF created its own entrance themes. They actually […]

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