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Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision – What the Decision Means for Developers, Homeowners, Conservationists, and Neighbors.

Clair Law is proud of its efforts in the recent 5-1 Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision, Gail Moreschi v. Village of Williams Bay and Town of Linn ETZ Zoning Board of Appeals, William L. Edwards and Suzanne Edwards, 2020 WI 95. The filed written decision can be found at the following link:

Clair Law Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Argument

Attorney Chad Pollard has the privilege to argue his client’s case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. In this article we’d like to give our readers an outline of what that means.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the State’s highest court. It consists of 7 Justices. Justices are elected in a statewide non-partisan election. Meaning they run on there own names and merit, not political party affiliation.

Don't Give Your Children Your Home in An Attempt to Avoid Probate

Many of our clients wish to transfer title to their home in an attempt to avoid probate, save the home, and avoid nursing home expenses. Adding an adult child to your home deed, or giving title to your home outright, is usually not a smart thing to do. Yes, transferring your home to your adult children while you are alive might avoid probate (at least for that asset), but gifting your home also can result in a unnecessary tax bill and put your house at risk if your adult children get sued, divorced, or file for bankruptcy.