Blog: News & Tips

Wynn at Law, LLC has created this news & tips blog to help our clients and prospective clients find a better understanding of topics related to bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate, budgeting, and general legal matters.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us for more information and welcome your calls, emails, and contact form messages.

01
Jun

Graduation, gifts, and financial aid

One of the great rites of spring is the new crew of young adults graduating high school and heading off to their futures. When I’m not at Wynn at Law, LLC, I teach at Marquette University Law School, so I...
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25
May

When building a home, get lien waivers

A casual conversation with one of the many area realtors with whom Wynn at Law LLC works revealed an interesting take on the current real estate market in Walworth County. It’s a seller’s market right now (see related article). The...
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06
Apr

Don’t cash out your IRA to avoid bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filing – or the prospect of it – usually puts Wynn at Law LLCclients in full-out panic mode. One of the most alarming, last-ditch, hail-Mary ideas coming from this desperation is to cash out a retirement plan to avoid...
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Warning Signs of Bankruptcy
16
Mar

Spot the five early warning signs for bankruptcy

Most of Wynn at Law, LLC‘s bankruptcy clients face sudden situations that have them considering filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I’m talking about things like massive medical bills or sudden job loss. Finances can be a difficult balancing...
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Discussion with a real estate agent
09
Mar

Enlist an ally in a seller’s real estate market

Wynn at Law, LLC is frequently on the lookout for its clients when it comes to their two largest investments: The retirement nest egg, and the family home. We’ll talk about the nest egg, wills, estates, and wealth transfer several...
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02
Mar

Credit counseling makes sense now more than ever

Wynn at Law, LLC sees a wide variety of bankruptcy clients. Young families and retirees. Executives and hourly wage earners. Men and women, with or without spouses. The common thread through our entire family of clients is that – when...
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02
Feb

Automatic Stay is a bankruptcy lawyer telling creditors to ‘back off’

One bit of peace of mind my bankruptcy clients welcome as much as a fresh financial start is the Automatic Stay.  Immediately upon Wynn at Law’s filing of your bankruptcy, creditors generally cannot continue the collection process. It’s quiet time...
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Elkhorn bankruptcy lawyer lists signs living beyond your means
30
Nov

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means

Maybe you don’t think it’s a problem. Maybe you don’t think it’s that big of a problem. (“It” being your financial situation) You’re falling behind on bills, making partial payments to creditors, and robbing Peter to pay Paul. But, it’s...
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WE Energies Allient Energy disconnection Union Grove bankruptcy
12
Nov

Bankruptcy and WE Energies / Alliant Energy Disconnections

Our Union Grove bankruptcy lawyer, Shannon Wynn, noticed a trend this month. Quite a few people landed on our bankruptcy website from searching for the terms “Does Chapter 13 Stop WE Energies”, “Will Alliant Energy Disconnect in the Winter”, and...
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