April 26, 2013

5 Ways To Ensure Your Finances Are Protected During Divorce

written by Lane Fitzgerald

Although divorce is the result of roughly one in two marriages in the country, it is by no means an easy or simple proceeding for those involved. While the public perception of divorce sees the action primarily as the severing of romantic ties between individuals, it’s important to understand that it also severs the financial partnership forged though the institution of marriage.


If not handled carefully by an experienced divorce attorney, divorce proceedings can have devastating consequences on the finances of either party involved. Because of this risk, it’s imperative to avoid rushing through the separation process no matter how emotionally taxing it might appear to be. Here are some important guidelines to follow if you wish to keep your finances secure for life after the divorce.


1. Pay Close Attention To The Location Of All Accounts


Do not trust your spouse to honor whatever verbal agreements you might have made in preparation for the separation. Although you may have mutually agreed upon the division of assets outside of a legal environment, it is our family law attorneys' experience that having complete confidence in the autonomy of one’s accounts, debts, liabilities, assets, and property is paramount to ensuring your finances are retained in full after the divorce is finalized.


Family Law

April 17, 2013

Video: What To Do If You're Arrested

written by Lane Fitzgerald


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Video Transcript


Title Slide: Arrested in Wisconsin? Fitzgerald Law Firm Can Help | Attorney Lane Fitzgerald Talks Criminal Defense and What to Do If You're Arrested


What kinds of criminal law cases, besides OWI, do you handle?


Criminal Defense

April 10, 2013

Filing For Bankruptcy? What To Expect At The 341 Meeting

written by Lane Fitzgerald

When proceeding with bankruptcy, the petitioner should expect to attend a 341 meeting within one month of the filing date. This procedure is mandatory and failure to show up will result in a possible dismissal by the trustee.


Knowing what to expect during the conference can make what may seem like a daunting process a simple endeavor.


Expect information regarding the time and location of the meeting between 21 and 40 days after initially filing for bankruptcy.


Gathering Required Information Prior To The Meeting


Petitioners should expect to have the following documents and information present at the bankruptcy proceeding:


Bankruptcy Law, Blog

April 04, 2013

Video: How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney

written by Lane Fitzgerald


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Video Transcript


Title Slide: How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?


Bankrupcty Attorney Ashley Renz


That will definitely vary from case to case. Obviously there are different ways that we do it. We do some on an hourly basis, we do some flat fee.


For bankruptcy we tend to do a flat fee which can range between $1900 and $3,000 depending on the type of bankruptcy you’re doing. So it will really very depending on what kind of case you have.


Family Law Attorney Brad Schweiger


Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Defense, Family Law