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    July 17, 2019

    Tackle Marital Property Issues Efficiently with 'Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin'

    For anyone handling marital property issues, Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin, from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®, provides a practical guide that answers your in-depth questions and saves you time with its quickly accessible forms and flowcharts.

    July 17, 2019 – Wisconsin will see roughly 30,000 marriages, 15,000 divorces, and 50,000 adult deaths in 2019 alone, enough to keep family law attorneys, estate planners and administrators, and probate professionals hard at work.

    With the recently revised and completely updated Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin (formerly Marital Property Law in Wisconsin) from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®, anyone in the trenches can find what they need to ensure that every case is handled properly.

    The new, streamlined 2019 edition contains everything a practitioner requires to take on tough questions in numerous areas on which marital property law touches – and all in one comprehensive volume. With several new authors, top-notch in their areas, this revision contains recent court decisions, discussions of legislative developments, and new and updated flowcharts, examples, and tables.

    With all that’s new, though, what hasn’t changed is the expert and comprehensive coverage of issues that arise in conjunction with marital property law in Wisconsin.

    Stay on Top of a Decade of Changes

    In this revision – the first since 2010 – you will:

    • learn about the basics of property classification, and why it matters;

    • find out what remedies and protections spouses may have against their spouse’s property mismanagement and debts;

    • read about changes in tax laws and how they might impact your clients and their estate planning and administration needs;

    • explore potential ethical issues and how to best handle them.

    Why Re-Invent the Wheel? Use the Sample Agreements, Letters, and Court Documents

    The sample marriage agreements in Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin, including statutory agreements, plus sample client representation letters, sample complaints for enforcing property rights, and other useful forms will save you drafting time. The fact that the sample documents are fillable from your computer is yet another time-saver.

    Quickly Find Answers to Your Marital Property Questions

    Written by several renowned experts in probate, family law, taxation, estate planning and administration, and creditor-debtor rights, responsibilities, and remedies, among other areas of law, the book gives you plenty of practice tips and advice on potential pitfalls to avoid.

    Topics include:

    • types and principles of classifying property, illustrated by new, user-friendly flowcharts and classification exercises;

    • management and control of property during marriage, and interspousal remedies for enforcement;

    • marriage agreements and how, when, and why to consider using them;

    • creditor and debtor issues;

    • income and transfer taxes, in light of federal laws like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Wisconsin law;

    • estate planning and administration and nonprobate transfers;

    • conflicts of laws and jurisdictional scenarios; and

    • ethical pitfalls that may arise in undertaking representation of a client in any of the above areas.

    How to Order

    Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin is available both in print for $249 for members and $309 for nonmembers, and online via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library.

    For more information or to place an order, visit the WisBar Marketplace or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.

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