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Red Oak Law LLC is a boutique real estate, estate planning, and business law practice located in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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For Parents of School-Aged Children, 529s Deserve a Look Now More Than Ever

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became effective at the beginning of this year, permits parents to withdraw from a 529 plan to pay for up to $10,000 in tuition expenses.  This change in federal law applies to tuition costs for public, private or parochial schools (but not homeschooling).

This is a potentially huge benefit for parents, because

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Review the Seller’s Disclosure Form Prior to Closing on a Home Purchase

If you are purchasing a home in Wisconsin, prior to closing the seller will usually provide you with a property disclosure form. State law requires that home sellers disclose any condition or defect that would result in a significant negative effect on the property value, significantly impair the health or safety of future occupants, or significantly shorten or negatively affect the normal life of the property.

The information contained within the seller’s disclosure document will help you to determine whether (1) property flaws will require repair prior to closing, (2) the offer price needs adjustment, or (3) the defects warrant outright cancellation of the offer.

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Top 5 IS Mistakes Committed by Walker John Doe Prosecutors

Late last year, a Wisconsin DOJ report was unsealed relating to the John Doe investigations against the Scott Walker campaign. The details within the report, and carelessness on display, left many IT and risk management officials shaking their heads.  Your organization can learn from the mistakes made by investigators.  Here are the Top 5 Information Security Mistakes committed by the John Doe prosecutors.

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