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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.
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.
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.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

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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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