Appeals Court Clarifies Attorney Fees Issue in Probate Case
A state appeals court recently ruled that the nonfamily beneficiaries in a will are entitled to attorney fees and costs because they prevailed on an appealable contested matter, despite an argument that the parties had reached a settlement.
Wisconsin Lawyer: Preserving Family Farms – and Law Firms
Keeping the farm in the family for future generations requires creative solutions for complex estate and business issues. Keeping the law firm going when you’re no longer around also requires thinking beyond the obvious. Effective estate and succession solutions demand advance planning – and follow-through.
Drunk Driver Gave Consent, Blood Test was Voluntary, Supreme Court Says
A man convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI), third offense, argued that a blood test should have been suppressed because he did not freely give consent. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court (5-2) upheld the conviction, but with differing views on application of the state's implied consent law.