Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

Working and Social Security Disability

April 06, 2018

Working and Social Security Disability: Can I work when applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? The short answer: Yes, you can work part-time while waiting for a decision on your Social Security Benefits. However, there is a lot to consider while working. • One, you have to make less than Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA,) which for […] Read more »

Worker’s Compensation: Classifying Injuries

March 15, 2018

In Wisconsin, a law divides work injury claims into two types of classifying injuries; they are called scheduled injuries and unscheduled injuries. Whether an injury is classified as scheduled or unscheduled depends on the part of the body that is affected by the injury. Injuries to the head, neck, torso, or back are considered unscheduled […] Read more »

Holiday Co-Parenting Tips

November 01, 2017

Co-parenting after divorce can be stressful, and rarely more so than during the holiday season. Don’t let tension or conflict between you and your ex-spouse threaten to undo your children’s expectations of a fun and loving holiday season. Here are some helpful holiday co-parenting tips for making the best of your new situation: Plan Ahead: […] Read more »

The Independent Medical Evaluation & How it Affects Your Worker’s Compensation Case

October 09, 2017

The Worker’s Compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)   When I receive phone calls from new potential clients who have been injured on the job, I frequently hear something along the following lines, “I injured my back about five months ago and Worker’s Compensation was paying for everything. Now my doctor is recommending a surgery, and Worker’s […] Read more »

Common Divorce Myths Dispelled

July 14, 2017

Common Divorce Myths Dispelled: Chances are that some of the divorce information you have heard from friends, neighbors, and co-workers is actually true. However, a lot of the things you have heard or maybe even believe about divorce are not true at all. Believing these divorce myths can cost you time, money, and a whole […] Read more »

The Fight Over Singer Prince’s Estate Rages On

June 28, 2017

The Prince Estate Dispute: The battle over deceased singer Prince’s estate provides a textbook example of the importance of having an estate plan. Having died without a will or trust, Prince’s estate will pass to his heirs – his sister and five half-siblings–who were recently identified after the court sifted through and excluded a number of […] Read more »

Subrogation: What You Need to Know

June 16, 2017

What is Subrogation? To understand subrogation, consider the following: If you’ve ever visited a doctor following an accident, you’ve probably received a very ominous letter from your health insurer a few weeks later. The letter tells you that you must give the details of the accident and implies that you must get the medical bills […] Read more »

Resources for Coping With Divorce

May 19, 2017

Coping with the process of divorce can be mentally, physically and financially demanding as people try to juggle the emotional and the legal aspects of their divorce.  Oftentimes our clients ask us for reading recommendations to help them find resources, and even support groups, as they go through the multiple facets of the divorce process.  The link […] Read more »
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