Generally, in Wisconsin, there is no material difference between joint tenants and joint tenants with rights of survivorship. There can be a material difference, depending on the wording, if the parties are husband and wife. Whenever property rights are involved, especially as between husband and...Read more »
Generally, one cannot acquire title to federal land by adverse possession as one would under 'normal' adverse possession law. However, there is, in my opinion, a little known law named the Color of Title Act, which establishes a procedure by which an individual may be able to obtain clear title of...Read more »
Yes. You can do that. However, determining the best method to accomplish that, including surveys, deeds, taxes, and other documents, and determining whether any local zoning issues might be involved can only be adequately addressed by an attorney hired to assist you in the process.
The primary distinction is that formal administration is overseen by a judge whereas informal administration is overseen by the Register in Probate. If there are going to be issues that must be decided by a judge (contested will provision, for example), then formal administration is the way to go....Read more »
MY FRIEND LOST HER GRANDSON IN THE ARMED FORCES, WAS LISTED AS A BENEFICIARY ON HIS LIFE INSURANCE POLICY. IS HER HUSBAND ENTITLED TO HALF OF IT, OR IS IT PROTECTED UNDER WISCONSIN STATUTE 815.18 (2)(5K)? EXCLUSIONS OF MARITALL PROPERTY IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN
Generally, proceeds from a life insurance policy will be considered individual property, rather than marital property. However, it is possible for individual property to lose its status as individual property if it gets mixed with marital property.
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