Save time, money – Avoid your home’s probate

Most married couples own their home as survivorship marital property. At the first death, probate of the home is avoided because title automatically vests in the surviving spouse. To document that the surviving spouse is the owner of the property, Form HT-110 must be recorded with the local Register of Deeds. A problem arises when.

Practice corner – Real estate

We’ve all read stories in the press over the last several years, that the bottom fell out of the real estate market. We’ve seen for ourselves how real estate values have dropped, and how properties have been taken over by banks, either through formal foreclosure or a borrower’s surrender. Sad stories abounded. But recently, we’ve.

FOS top ranked nationwide

FOS has been named as one of the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, in association with ALM Media. Only law firms with at least 10 attorneys, at least one third of whom have achieved AV® Preeminent™ ratings, were eligible for consideration for this honor. According to LexisNexis, an AV ranking demonstrates.

FOS on the move

FOS shareholder Francis Hughes has been elected President of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Society of Wisconsin. In addition to his duties as President, Fran continues as a member of the Society’s Board of Governors. FOS shareholder Diane Slomowitz has been appointed a profile writer for the Association of Women Lawyers newsletter. The Association promotes.

Meditations on mediation

You didn’t come to the decision to file a lawsuit lightly. Or, you attempted to resolve your dispute with a disgruntled plaintiff soon after a suit was filed. Those efforts were unsuccessful. Now your attorney tells you that you have to go to mediation. What? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which.

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