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Unemployment compensation: do I qualify?

I told one of my co-workers what I thought of our supervisor. The supervisor overheard me and fired me. Can I get unemployment benefits? Read More »

Divorce and property division: a house divided

Even if you are the primary wage earner in your marriage or the spouse who brought more to the marriage, you can expect assets—and debts—to be divided in a divorce. Read More »

Bullying: when should you call law enforcement?

The time to call police or a lawyer is when a student’s action has crossed a line. Read More »

7 signs someone is embezzling from your company

It's an unfortunate reality that employers need to vigilantly safeguard their assets from those they must trust the most: their own employees. Read More »

Estate planning eases headaches and heartaches for survivors

While you may not have a fortune to bequeath, most people have at least some assets to leave behind. Read More »

Personnel records: What should you keep?

Under Wisconsin law, employers don’t have to keep individual personnel files, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep at least some information. Read More »

Prenuptial agreements can be smart estate planning tools

The rising number of second and subsequent marriages combined with the rising age of first-time brides and grooms means more people are bringing more assets and children into marriages than ever before. Read More »

Visitation: do I have to let ex-wife see children?

If parental rights have been terminated, the mother has no legal right to the children. Read More »

Billing disputes: tips for businesses

The best way to prevent billing disputes is a written contract outlining costs, expectations and delivery date. Read More »

Intellectual property: protecting your ideas with copyrights, trademarks and patents

Most businesses at some point will want to keep their ideas from being used by others. Read More »

Seatbelt law: how does law affect insurance claims?

I was in a car accident and wasn't wearing my seatbelt. How will that affect my insurance claim? Read More »

Thinking of challenging a will? Consider the risk of disinheritance.

It is possible to challenge a will after someone has passed away, but it's a risky undertaking. Read More »

Guide to adopting stepchildren

Adopting your stepchild may feel like a logical and easy step to deepening your relationship, but it’s essential to keep in mind what the change means for the child. Read More »

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, welcomes new associate

Ellen Atterbury has joined the Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, law firm as an associate attorney. Read More »

Primer on abortion laws in Wisconsin

As with all public policy, Wisconsin laws related to abortions are subject to change. Read More »