Perspectives

Sometimes all you need to navigate the legal landscape is a little information. Our blogs and articles touch on a wide spectrum of legal matters that can pop up in both business and everyday life, and we hope they’ll shed a little light wherever you happen to need it.

Understanding the New Hands-Free Driving Bill

A new bill signed Friday April 12, 2019 by Governor Tim Walz is set to go into effect August 1.

The new Hands-Free Cell Phone bill is aimed at reducing accidents caused by distracted driving. The bill, in effect, will ban drivers from using their cell phones while driving unless the function is hands-free or voice-activated.

Serious Business: Minnesota’s New Recordkeeping and Wage Theft Law

Minnesota employers, be prepared.  A broad new wage theft and employee recordkeeping law goes into effect on August 1, 2019.  This leaves employers with less than two months to prepare to comply.

WFJ Presents: Qualifying for a Home Mortgage as a First-Time Home Buyer in Minnesota

Looking for your first home is an exciting and overwhelming experience. Before the house-hunting begins, a first time home buyer should be aware of mortgage qualification requirements. An understanding of the process will allow you to determine whether you need to make any financial changes before applying for a loan. By taking just a few simple steps, you can vastly improve the likelihood that your mortgage will be approved.

WFJ Presents: Wisconsin Foreclosure FAQ

If you have ever been served with paperwork to foreclose on your home or other real property such as a commercial building or rental property, you know that it can be one of the most stressful events imaginable. However, that stress can be alleviated by understanding the foreclosure process and what your options are. To that end, I have put together answers to several frequently asked questions by persons facing foreclosure in Wisconsin.

WFJ Presents: Indemnity Agreements: What are they? Are they for me?

Indemnity clauses are in lots of contracts. For some, they are wonderful. For others, they are not! Before we get into that though, it is important to understand what they are.

WFJ Presents: Dealing with Holiday Parenting Time After Divorce: 3 Simple Steps to Reduce Stress

The holidays are here again! For some families, this time of year can be more stressful than jolly, however. If you have been through a divorce, this classic WFJ article may be helpful to you in the next few months.

New $20 Court Filing Fee for Wisconsin Traffic Cases

The Wisconsin Circuit Courts have recently implemented mandatory e-filing for attorneys representing clients in traffic cases in the majority of counties. These courts will start requiring a $20.00 fee for every case that an attorney opts in to for representation.