Should I Give My House to My Kids?

Lots of people have heard about giving away assets to protect them from being used for nursing home expenses. However, giving your house away is not a decision to be taken lightly. The idea behind giving away (the fancy legal term is “divesting”) your house is to take it out of the equation when your […]

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If you Trademark it, They will Come

Football season is finally here. This past Saturday night I was flipping through the channels and found a college football game. As my TV screen filled with a gigantic blue football field, I knew instantly that the game was being played at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium, home of the blue turf. I first remember […]

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2017 Appleton Light The Night Walk

On October 6th, the McCarty Law team walked in the Appleton Light the Night Walk in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year’s Light the Night Walk was particularly special for all of us at McCarty Law, as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recognized our own Kristy Christensen as this year’s Honored Hero. […]

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Sometimes Lawyers are Cool

Early on in every lawyer’s career we learn how to write a cease-and-desist letter, or as our office calls them, ‘nasty-grams.’ This is a letter that is written to a person or organization that is doing something that they shouldn’t. The letter informs them that they should cease doing what they shouldn’t and not ever […]

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Social Media Policies

Businesses are never fond of people disparaging their products, employees, customers, or work environment. This is especially true when the person complaining about the business is one of its employees. Yet, with the popularity of social media platforms and websites, this is becoming more common. Worse, it is no longer just the stereotypical “disgruntled” employee […]

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This is Nuts!

This year our kids entered new schools: our daughter is in high school while our son started middle school. Because of our son’s food allergies, we always get a little nervous when he starts at a new school. Until he gets into a comfort zone in the lunch room and the staff is aware of […]

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Get to Know Us: Brian Flood

Where do you live? Appleton Where are you from? Algoma, Wisconsin My legal practice… I represent the business community in all aspects of commercial litigation and business transactions, including business formation, employment, and corporate disputes. My family… My wife, Sarah, and I share our home with our Australian Shepard, Sadie, and Tiger Cat, Seamus. What […]

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Crossing the Line

About ten years ago while strolling through the aisles at the dollar store, we picked up an air horn. We had a bit of a deer problem. Every morning my wife would go out to her garden and see that all of her beautiful flowers and plants were eaten by deer. They particularly loved her […]

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Introducing…Elder Mediation!

Although it may sound surprising, wills – even those where the testator believed that he or she had meticulously planned ahead – can turn out to be the subject of some of the most highly contested legal disputes. Talking through the multiple issues that confront families as mom and dad grow older can be a […]

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New Blog Coming Soon!

As part of the launch of our new website, McCarty Law is excited to announce we’re also adding a blog! Our attorneys are hard at work putting together posts that will share their knowledge from years of wide-ranging experience in the legal industry. These posts will give readers a closer look at our perspective on […]

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