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Estate Planning Attorney Ashley Hawley kicks off the conversation about Mixed Family Dynamics by talking about Wisconsin’s default rule in her latest vlog. The concept of the default rule is the state of Wisconsin has a law purporting to know what an individual would want in the event they have a mixed family situation and […]
Many clients wonder who is responsible for planning their funeral, selecting burial or cremation, and making other arrangements after their death. Some clients ask what happens if family members disagree about these matters. In Wisconsin, there is a default law that dictates who has the authority to make these decisions after your death. The default […]
About 98 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So most farm owners are not surprised that an important part of farm succession planning is balancing the expectations of and promises to their children. In drafting a farm succession plan, the farm owner will be asked to make the […]
Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the addition of Wisconsin Rapids-based Attorneys J.P. La Chapelle and Eric Preu to its team. La Chapelle, whose family has deep ties to the area, has practiced in Wisconsin Rapids for more than a decade. “Joining Ruder Ware will allow us to offer a broader range of legal services […]
Dwight Davis, chairman of the Greenheck Foundation and president of the Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation, states, “…the Ruder team, in fact, is what you could call, a premier, big city, national organization that has grown up in Central Wisconsin and delivers for the people and the businesses of Central Wisconsin.
Last week in Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, the Supreme Court affirmed employees must be paid a fixed salary of $684.00 per week to be considered “exempt” under the popular administrative, executive, and professional exemptions. The case involved Michael Hewitt, an oil rig worker who was paid a daily rate. His paycheck, issued […]
Throughout his career, Brick has drawn inspiration from his dad, a former nuclear submarine commander for the United States Navy. Brick aspires to emulate the traits his dad lives by – discipline, focus and leadership.
Estate Planning Attorney Shanna Yonke explores Wisconsin’s default law regarding who gets to make decisions regarding the disposition of your body, funeral arrangements, and other matters that arise after your death. She urges viewers to utilize the authorization for final disposition as it takes precedence over default law and allows you to change your mind […]