Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

3 Reasons Hiring An Estate Planning Lawyer May Be A Good Idea

April 03, 2014

If you’re thinking about planning a secure financial future for their family and loved ones, an Estate Planning Lawyer can help protect your legal rights. Some of the most common concerns often overlooked in financial plans include: Ensuring Money Left To Loved Ones Stays With Them- The Wall Street Journal recently told the story of […] Read more »

Beware, New Scam Targeting Wisconsinites

February 14, 2014

From the Milwaukee Journal: Deed Scam Tricks New Homeowners Into Buying Useless Documents Scammers doing business under multiple names — including Record Transfer Services — are soliciting consumers nationwide who conducted recent real estate transactions. The company tries to trick people into paying more than $80 for useless property records, including deeds that they can […] Read more »

Guardianship & Protective Placement

January 24, 2014

Attorney Bridget Erwin recently aided a Green Bay woman with obtaining a court-ordered guardianship and protective placement for her elderly mother.  After years of caring for her mother in her own home, Attorney Erwin’s client was at a point where she could no longer provide the level of care her ailing mother needed.  Since the […] Read more »

New Law Gives More Power to Landlords in Wisconsin

January 02, 2014

Renting properties in Wisconsin can be an lucrative business, but disputes with tenants can sometimes become battles that depend on the law to be settled. But the Appleton Real Estate Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that a new state law may give landlords more leverage in rental disputes. An article from […] Read more »

Using Special Needs Trusts for Persons with Disabilities

March 21, 2013

I. Introduction Prior to the use of special needs trusts for disabled individuals, family members often believed that the disabled individual in question must not receive any type of inheritance or other type of financial assistance or that individual would be disqualified from means-tested government benefit programs. The conventional estate plan, therefore, often resulted in […] Read more »

How to Begin the Process of Estate Planning

February 07, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013 Data shows that more than half of Americans do not have a will in place in case they unexpectedly pass away. Failing to properly lay out a plan for an estate can often lead to family disputes and heated court battles. Many people do not begin the process of Financial and Estate […] Read more »

How to Plan for the Loss of a Loved One

November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 The days following a loved one’s death can be a very confusing time. Many people do not know what steps need to be taken in order to close out a loved one’s life. A recent article from Consumer Reports recently discussed in detail the steps that need to be taken in order […] Read more »

New Study Shows How Beneficial Financial Planning Can Be

July 26, 2012

The Consumer Federation of America released the results of their 2010 Household Financial Planning Survey earlier this week; some experts say the results show the need for Americans to make detailed and predetermined decisions about how to spend their money. Read more »