Worker’s Compensation: If you’re injured during the course of your employment, you are entitled to benefits payable by your employer’s insurance carrier, your employer or both. Our firm can assist in getting those benefits paid.
Personal Injury: If you’re injured by the negligent or intentional act of another, you may be entitled to a monetary reward for that act. Some examples of a personal injury lawsuit would be an automobile accident, a physical altercation with another individual, a dog bite or the malfunction of a product.
Family Law: Family law includes divorce, legal separation, paternity actions, child support, custody and placement issues and property division.
Business Law: When starting up a new business, consideration is to be given as to the type of entity to form. There are various entities which include corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, sole proprietorships. When determining which entity to form, tax considerations should be given to each.
Estate Planning: If you’re alive, you should be planning for your death or impairment. This can be as simple as the drafting of a Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney or as complicated as setting up a trust.
Real Estate: If you are looking to buy or sell property or transfer your interest in real estate or decide how the property is held, there are legal requirements that must be met. Prior to any transfer, you should discuss with an attorney the benefits or penalties that may be associated with the transaction
Civil Law: If another individual legally harms you, you may be entitled to compensation for any loss associated with that person’s wrongdoing.
Contract Law: If you’re being asked to sign a legal document that you don’t fully understand, consult an attorney PRIOR to signing. Once you’ve signed the document, you are acknowledging your understanding and you are committing yourself to everything contained therein. If the contract is unlawful, there may be a way out of the commitment but that will be much more costly than amending the contract or getting clarification PRIOR to signing.
Unemployment Compensation: If you’ve been terminated from your employment, there are benefits available to you until you are able to secure other employment, especially upon involuntary termination where no misconduct is alleged.
Criminal Defense: If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, whether it be a misdemeanor or a felony, you have certain rights that need to be upheld, one of which is to be informed of those rights.
OWI Defense: If you’ve been ticketed for operating while intoxicated, there are several deadlines that need to be met right away so contacting an attorney immediately is imperative.
Employment Law: Wisconsin is an “at-will” employment state, which means the employer or the employee may terminate the employment at any time UNLESS there is a contract in place or the termination is based upon discrimination.
Small Claims/Collections: If someone owes you money for a service you’ve provided and the amount is less than $10,000, the collection process can be litigated through small claims court. In addition, the return of property or eviction can be processed through the small claims court.
Elder Law: There are three major categories that make up elder law: estate planning, medicaid/disability, and guardianship. Other items that are also dealt with under elder law are wills, trusts, protection against elder abuse, neglect, fraud, end-of-life planning, nursing homes, and power of attorneys.
Probate: This is the process of administering the estate of a loved one that has passed away. This can be a complicated process which includes resolving claims filed against the estate, paying debts, and distributing the deceased person’s property.
Taxes: There are two guarantees in life, death and taxes. Enough said!