Short Sale vs. Deed in Lieu vs. Foreclosure Differences in Wisconsin

As a Wisconsin Real Estate attorney and Waukesha and Milwaukee Foreclosure lawyer,  A common question that comes up in the free phone consults we offer is “the bank started a foreclosure against me- what are my options?” While the answer to that question usually is the crux of the phone call, it pretty much goes... Continue Reading →

What type of legal interest do you have in YOUR property? (Part 1 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

Real Estate is a complex and consuming area of practice for an attorney, especially for the attorneys here at McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. From helping plan short sales and the drafting of WB-11’s, to the more-complex negotiation of RMA’s and litigating adverse possession claims, the breadth of this area of law is wide and... Continue Reading →

How can a lawyer help with a landlord/tenant dispute?

Landlord-tenant disputes are inevitable. Let’s face it. Landlords have to deal with multiple tenants, and those tenants often have disputes between one another. Accordingly, tenants often treat landlords or property managers as mediators who can craft a creative solution that leave all parties satisfied. If landlords or property managers choose to embrace this mediation-type role,... Continue Reading →

What is the right to exclude?

Landlord-tenant disputes are often the product of poor communication, miscommunication, or a total lack of communication between the parties involved. Sometimes a landlord will require a tenant to do or refrain from a particular action such as having guests, and the tenant will wonder whether the landlord's request is legal. To answer the question, one... Continue Reading →

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