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Garett T. Pankratz Lawyer

Garett T. Pankratz

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Accident & Injury, Business, Estate, Workers' Compensation, Real Estate

Garett joined the firm in 2012 and practices mostly in the area of workers‘ compensation and personal injury. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking,... (more)

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608-784-3540

Scott  Curtis Lawyer

Scott Curtis

VERIFIED
Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts

Attorney Scott J. Curtis, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of probate estates & trusts, general business law, estate planning, busi... (more)

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800-681-6570

Ernest O. Hanson

Estate Planning, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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Richard W. Schroeder

Corporate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  53 Years
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Sarah E. Fortune

Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Estate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Michael C. Ablan

Tax, Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

Heidi Marie Eglash

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Michael S. Moen

Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  46 Years

Donald J. Harman

Accident & Injury, Criminal, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  63 Years

Lee J. Fehr

Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Estate, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

OFFICER

A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the manager of a limited liability company, to manage the day-to-day operation... (more...)
A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the manager of a limited liability company, to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Officers generally hold titles such as President or Treasurer. Many states and most corporate bylaws or LLC operating agreements require a corporation or LLC to have a president, secretary and treasurer. Election of a vice president may be required by state law.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.