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    • Fee Agreements: Answers to Nagging Questions
    • No matter how lawyers refer to them – engagement agreements, fee agreements, legal services agreements, or retainer agreements – fee agreements can trip up even the most well-intentioned lawyers. Here's what you need to know to ensure your agreements don’t run afoul of Wisconsin's ethics rules.
    • Helping a Client Buy or Keep a Home During a Divorce
    • When helping clients navigate the complexities of selling or refinancing an existing home or purchasing a new home during a divorce, it's important to understand the ever-changing real property landscape and the client's circumstances. Here's how to guide clients through this emotional and potentially discouraging transaction.
    • Surviving Michels: Can Third-party Visitation Be Resurrected?
    • In Michels v. Lyons, the court held that a grandparent who wishes to have visitation rights to a grandchild in opposition to the parents' wishes must establish by a clear and convincing standard that the parents' decision is not in the child's best interests. Although more difficult, the higher evidentiary threshold can be overcome.

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  • Choosing a Limited Liability Entity
  • Joseph Boucher, John Rather, Ron Bote, and Andrew Seifert discuss the mechanics and legal structure involved in starting a limited liability law firm as well as the tax treatment of such entities.
  • Managing Risk
  • Malpractice Prevention: Autumn Checkup
  • Tom Watson says answering questions in eight practice management and job satisfaction categories will help head off problems and reduce the anxiety that comes with being a lawyer.
  • Final Thought
  • You Are Not Alone, and You Can Recover
  • Allison Ritter went from being a hard worker with a drinking problem to a hard drinker with problems working. Then friends brought in WisLAP, and recovery.
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