Sommer, Olk & Payant S.C.
FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, the attorneys of Sommer, Olk & Payant S.C. have provided expert legal advice to clients throughout Wisconsin. Our successful track record and history of long-time clients speak both to our legal skill and to our excellent client service.
Our lawyers practice in a vast array of areas, including personal injury, family law, probate, estate planning, criminal, real estate, municipal law, business law, mediation and litigation. We are the resource you can rely on to successfully meet all your legal needs, both personal and professional.
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Chase Bank Building
700 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 308
Antigo, WI 54409-0308
(715) 623-3743 – phone
(715) 623-7660 – fax
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WHERE WE SERVE
Serving throughout Wisconsin, with a focus on Langlade, Shawano, Forest, Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln and Marathon counties.
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NEWS & BLOG
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION
People buy and sell real estate every day. This is not to say, however, that it is a simple procedure. This month’s article briefly describes five significant documents that are present in most real estate transactions. This article is the first in a series of articles aimed at better explaining the real estate process and the roles of buyers, sellers, and their attorneys. Offer to Purchase Once the buyer finds a property for which to make an offer, an offer to purchase is created and given to the seller, which is usually accompanied by earnest money. The buyer’s attorney [...]
WISCONSIN’S MARITAL PROPERTY LAW
Wisconsin’s Marital Property Act classifies property held by married couples as marital, individual or mixed. Generally, marital property consists of all property of spouses, including income generated by spouses. Each spouse owns an undivided one-half interest in all items of marital property. Individual property, in general, consists primarily of assets a spouse brings into a marriage or assets a spouse acquires by gift or inheritance. Marital property mixed with individual property, in turn, produces a mixed asset. For example, if a $20,000 asset is purchased with $10,000 of income produced by a husband (marital property), combined with $10,000 [...]
Small Claims Can Bring Big Relief
Small claims court is one way to resolve lawsuits and other legal problems without the necessity of hiring a lawyer. Typically, people use small claims when someone owes them money (money judgments) or the return of property (replevin). For years, you could only file an action in small claims for money judgment or replevin if the amount owed or the value of the property was $5,000 or less. The law has recently been amended to where people can now sue under small claims if the value of the property is $10,000 or less. Also, an eviction action regardless of the [...]