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.

Back-to-School Checklist

Like Christmas, the back-to-school season seems to creep up faster every year. While you might be focusing on more typical school supplies for your college student (like a new computer, clothes, dorm supplies, etc.), don’t forget about the legal issues a new school year can bring. Remember, though they’ll always be our kids, we don’t […]

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Using an ABLE Account with a WisPACT Trust?

Wispact trusts are a popular topic on our blog (click here for our first four articles WisPACT 1, WisPACT 2, WisPACT 3, WisPACT 4).  A quick refresher – WisPACT trusts allow loved ones to set funds aside for a disabled individual’s needs without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits such as Supplement Security Income (SSI) or […]

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Get To Know Us: Attorney Melissa DeVantier

Where do you live? Appleton, WI Where are you from? I spent my first ten years in a small town in central Illinois called Manito. I then moved to Springfield, Illinois, where I remained through high school. My husband and I met in Chicago, where I lived during law school. My legal practice…focuses on estate […]

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Business as Unusual?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at McCarty Law are still up and running!  To be safe, however, all but a handful of employees are working remotely from home. So if you’ve suddenly got some downtime and have been thinking about preparing or updating your estate plans, please let us know!  While we normally would […]

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Coronavirus and Your Estate Plans

The new coronavirus has had a huge impact around the world.  Causing the disease known as COVID-19, this particular coronavirus has wreaked havoc in global stock markets, forced restrictions to be imposed on travel, shut down businesses in Asia, and closed down tourist attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and the Louvre.  The only people happy about […]

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Client Alert: The SECURE Act

In December 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The SECURE Act became effective on January 1, 2020, and makes significant changes to retirement accounts, including Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans (“Retirement Plans”). The following is a brief summary of the key changes: The beginning […]

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Get to Know Us: Ali Rodriguez

Where do you live? Appleton Where are you from? Wautoma My legal practice… While I am learning a little bit about many new areas of law, I am primarily learning estate planning and elder law. My family….  My husband, Enrique, and I have been together for almost 8 years and married for almost a year. […]

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