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Amanda L. Wieckowicz

Chetek Business Attorney.

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  1. If I have a POD CD to a grandchild, upon my death, can she simply present my death certificate to the financial institution ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Kaye P Willi
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, she can claim them with a death certificate. No, they are not part of your probate estate and they are not subject to the provisions in your will.

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  2. Thanks for your responses to my first question. I have another question regarding a will.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Lawrence A Friedman
    4 lawyer answers

    There is definitely a legal problem with a witness being the primary beneficiary of the instrument that makes the beneficiary. I saw this and your other post. You should make an appointment with a probate attorney as soon as possible. There is a very limited amount of time to object to a will. You can call me on Monday if you would like.

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  3. We want to buy 80 acres of landlocked land in WI, do we have a legal right to an easement?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Peter M. Navis
    2 lawyer answers

    Maybe, but not necessarily. There are many different types of easements. The only way an attorney could accurately answer this question is to know who owns the four parcels currently and how they acquired title (all from the same parent parcel that was split for example). You really should have an attorney examine the specific facts of the situation before you purchase landlocked property. Good Luck!

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  4. Do I owe the attorney any money if I only talk on the phone?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Zachary J. Kluck
    2 lawyer answers

    You should ask each attorney this question directly. The attorneys really should inform you if they will be charging you for the review and at what rate. If they have not, it is better to ask than to to assume. Good luck!

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  5. Eviction

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Ethan T. Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    The local sheriff's departments are generally very good at completing service. If they are unsuccessful though, you can publish notice of the action in the newspaper designated in your county and that will serve as adequate notice. I recommend that you hire an attorney if the sheriff's department is unable to complete service.

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  6. My mother wants her property to go to a certain person,how can she do this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Tajara Dommershausen
    3. Ryan Adam Ballard
    4. Daniel J. Krause
    4 lawyer answers

    She should call an estate planning attorney and have a will prepared to carry out her wishes at her death.

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  7. I granted a easement on my neighbors driveway & the new owner is parking on the end are they allowed to do that

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Robert M Diamond
    3. Maxwell Charles Livingston
    3 lawyer answers

    The simple answer is that neither an ingress and egress easement nor a driveway easement give them the right to block your access if it is a shared driveway. The more specific answer is that the terms of the easement document govern and you should review it with an attorney.

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  8. What are parents legal repurcussions to a minor driving under the influence?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Mark Alan Mackin
    2 lawyer answers

    You are legally and financially responsible for any damage or injuries that he causes especially if you believe or know that he is driving under the influence. If you signed for his driver's license, then you might be liable no matter whose car he is driving. You need to at least stop letting him use your vehicle immediately and attempt to stop him from driving under the influence or driving at all.

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  9. How do I access my dying mother's bank accounts if i am not on the account?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter M. Navis
    2. Martin L Bearg
    3. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    3 lawyer answers

    You can petition the court to be appointed the guardian of her estate if you really need to access her accounts while she is still living. Otherwise, you may be able to access the accounts very shortly after her death by petitioning the court to be appointed her special administrator if her probate assets exceed $50,000.00 or by a simple Transfer by Affidavit form if her assets are less than $50,000.00. This form can be found at the link below. I am not sure about the Milwaukee area, but...

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  10. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Amanda L. Wieckowicz
    2. Sherrille Diane Akin
    2 lawyer answers

    I highly recommend that you contact the personal representative as soon as possible to find out the status of your potential inheritance. You may also want to consult with a probate attorney about your situation.

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