For many people, the dream of owning a home in Wisconsin is something that they grow up yearning for. Being able to say “this is my home” is a sense of accomplishment that many work their lives for. The road to home ownership is one that does not happen overnight. From working and budgeting, to finding the perfect home with the perfect schools, buying a home is a process, a process that more often than not, involves a mortgage.
Going through the mortgage process makes everyone take a long look at their finances and determine if they can afford a house. Unfortunately, for some, the prestige of being able to afford a home will make them go to unprecedented lengths to intentionally omit information on their mortgage application in order to get the loan. Whether it is not admitting to defaulting on past loans or credit cards, mortgage fraud is a white collar crime not only in Adams and Sauk County, but throughout the state of Wisconsin.
At Southworth and Stamman, we have the experience and investigative resources to uncover the facts in complex mortgage fraud investigations. Whether you are the sole individual on the mortgage or you cosigned with another person and were not aware of the accused fraud, there is often a lengthy paper trail. Evidence can be hidden deep in computer files and databases. Whatever the circumstances of your case, we will aggressively work on your behalf to achieve the best possible result.
The sooner you contact one of our defense attorneys, the better chance we have of helping you. It is important to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible, even if charges have not been filed, but you have reason to believe they may be forthcoming.
It seems though every night on the news, whether local or national, there is a story regarding domestic violence. For almost all of these stories, people are quick to assume guilt and want the harshest possible punishment delivered without knowing all the facts associated with the incident. The Attorneys at Southworth and Stamman know that there is more than one side to the story. With our experience as litigators and knowledge of the Wisconsin Dells court systems, we are ready to advocate for you.
In a time when it seems like no one is on your side, we are here and ready to fight for you. When choosing a firm or individual to fight for your freedom and reputation, experience should be the driving force. We urge you not to give up without a fight no matter the circumstances of the accusations.
No matter what anyone says or thinks about this domestic assault accusation, you are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. If you want to talk to an attorney who believes in the rights of the accused, we will be here for you. Call us today at 608-254-9589 or contact us online.
As attorneys, we understand that people make mistakes, including the misuse of prescription medication. There are innocent explanations as to why someone else’s prescription medication was mistakenly left in another’s vehicle. Often times, the charges look worse than what really happened. If you are being accused of a drug crime in Adams County, Wisconsin, it does not always mean a conviction. As former prosecutors, we are able to anticipate and counter the strategies they are likely to use against drug crime defendants. We are here to help you from the time of the arrest until we are in front of a judge.
If you are visiting the Wisconsin Dells from out of state or are a resident of Wisconsin and find yourself in legal trouble over prescription drugs, we can help. In Adams and Sauk county, prescription drug crimes include the unauthorized possession and / or sale of OxyContin, Oxycodone, Valium, Adderall and other prescription drugs, as well as related charges such as prescription fraud and forgery. It does not matter if you are a first time offender or have had troubles with the law in the past, these are charges you need to take seriously and find an experienced attorney to defend you.
The sooner we can start working on your behalf, the better chance you have of obtaining a favorable result. To arrange your free initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 608-254-9589.
If you have had a life event such as a marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, it is in your best interest to review and update your will. There are a few steps that must be taken to ensure the new will is valid and the old will is revoked. If something were to happen to you you want to have peace of mind knowing your final and most recent wishes are being respected.
The first step in modifying a will is revoking your any prior wills. You can revoke a will by either creating another document clearly stating that any previous wills have been revoked and are no longer valid or by physically destroying the will.
The next step is to write a new will with your wishes such as what happens to your estate, and if there are minor children involved, who will become their legal guardian?
The third step in the process, just like when you originally wrote a will, is signing the document in front of at least two uninterested witnesses. We recommend having a lawyer act as a witness, as they are unrelated to you and thus will not inherit anything.
The fourth and final step in modifying your living will is notifying necessary individuals of your new will. You should also keep a copy with other important documents. Notifying family members and the individual named as the executor or personal representative of your estate will also ensure that no one is surprised by any modifications.
Our estate planning lawyers offer a personalized, client-centered approach to planning your estate. We welcome calls and visits to our office at no-cost to you, allowing you to make informed decisions about your future stress free. Contact us today online or by telephone at (608) 254-9589 to prepare for your future.
Life can change in an instant. A car accident or illness can happen to anyone at anytime. Some may walk away without a scratch, some may recover, and some may not know if they will see the outside of a hospital room again. No matter your age, economic status, or marital status, appointing a power of attorney is a critical decision that every person needs to decide when they are healthy and of sound mind. Just like a will, a power of attorney is in place for all the unknowns in life.
Determining a power of attorney is a document that dictates who will be legally in charge of making all medical decisions should you become unable too. You should consider thinking in advance who you trust knows you and will carry out your final wishes, should that time come
Thinking about end of life is never something you want to spend your free time doing. Unfortunately, it is something that will ensure your wishes are carried out and we will discuss this with you to ensure that you get the proper medical treatment that you desire.
Our estate planning lawyers offer a personalized, client-centered approach to planning your estate. We welcome calls and visits to our office, at no-cost to you, allowing you to make informed decisions about your future stress free. Contact us today online or by telephone at 608-254-9589 to prepare for your future.
We are committed to serving your needs, preserving your wealth and protecting your legacy.
Southworth & Stamman, LLC.