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Boating safety: understanding of laws, common sense required

Boating violations carry penalties of anywhere from $20 up to $1,000 each. Common local violations include not having enough life jackets or a throwable life-saving device on board and overloading a boat. These violations can cost you, and you may be required to attend a boater’s safety course — which isn’t a bad idea for anyone hitting the water Read More »

Swipe right ... to an instant background check

Tinder will be the first dating app with an instant background check later this year & reps say the goal is to protect users from violent crimes, harassment & stalking Read More »

Steve Doyle demonstrates he's a true family man

Here's your chance to see a more personal side of our partner Steve Doyle. Steve practices Divorce Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Corporate Law, Estate Planning and more Read More »

My ex says she has tenancy rights to my home

My girlfriend of 2 years & I recently broke up. For the last year she basically lived at my place. Now she won’t leave, says she has tenancy rights & I should be the one to move Read More »

When to fly the American flag at half-staff

Displaying the American flag requires adherence to certain standards. Here's when, why and how to fly a U.S. flag at half-staff. Read More »

Fireworks: What's legal in Wisconsin?

Some would argue there is nothing more American than apple pie, mom and fireworks, especially around the Fourth of July. Read More »

Current international travel rules vary greatly by location

International travel regulations and COVID-19. U.S. citizens traveling internationally must consider pandemic rules for the nation visiting & be aware of regulations when returning to  the U.S.   Read More »

Renting out your space via Airbnb? Consider these legal issues first.

With sites like Airbnb and VRBO, the internet has made it easy for people to rent out their property, but the issue can become sticky for both the property owner and the renter. Read More »

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, welcomes new associate

Emily Iverson has joined Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, as an associate attorney. Read More »

Strategies for heading off estate troubles

With careful pre-planning, you can anticipate and head off potential estate problems. Read More »

Curfew Laws: Why you need to know where your child is

Curfew laws are ostensibly designed to prevent crime, though there’s no definitive research to demonstrate that they do so. Read More »

Debunked: five myths about wills and probate

“People have many reasons for putting off estate planning,” says Prinsen, “many of which are due to common myths.” Read More »

Jury Duty: Do you have to go?

Often when people are called for jury duty they have reasons they don’t want to go: work, child care issues, illness or just plain disinclination Read More »

What is the Guardian Ad Litem going to ask me when I meet with them?

In Wisconsin, the Guardian Ad Litem will be a court-appointed attorney to represent your children’s best interests. Read More »

Buying vs leasing: understanding the pros and cons

Whether you're starting a new business or growing an existing one, you probably need equipment to get the job done. Read More »