Brown Bag CLE Series

The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics (MVLC) and Legal Action of Wisconsin's Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) offer a free Brown Bag Lunch Series throughout each academic year at the Marquette University Law School.  The series is highly recommended for all MVLC and VLP volunteers and is also open to the community.  You can attend in person or online.  All presentations are from 12:10-1:10 p.m.  

NEXT PRESENTATION

Date: April 13, 2017
Time:  12:10 PM
Location: Room 263 of Eckstein Hall or view online.
Title: "Mom Told Me I Would Get the House." Common Post Death Real Estate Issues at the Clinic
Presented By: Attorney Amy Wochos and Court Commissioner Jeaneen Mardak
Necessary Materials:

After the death of a loved one, for many families, the decedent’s home is the only or most important asset. Transferring the house, or selling it, can be fairly easy or extremely complicated, depending on how the house is deeded, estate planning (or lack thereof), the number and cooperativeness of heirs, and the amount and type of debt involved.  Using hypotheticals, the presenters will discuss some of the more common scenarios and how to address them, as well as provide a list of questions to ask every clinic client with a post-death real estate issue.

Amy Wochos is Legal Counsel for the Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts. In that capacity, she currently also serves as the Senior Administrator and was previously the administrator for the Probate Division, overseeing the handling of all Milwaukee County cases relating to probate, guardianship, and mental  commitment. Prior to these appointments, she served as the Legal Director of the Milwaukee Justice Center and was a litigation partner with the Milwaukee law firm of Piper Schmidt & Wirth. She is a member of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics Advisory Board, supervises at the Milwaukee Justice Center, and provides procedural and resource assistance at the United Community Center location of the MVLC. Amy received her B.A. and J. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jeaneen (Dehring) Mardak currently serves as Deputy Register in Probate and Acting Probate Court Commissioner in Milwaukee County. She is responsible for facilitating the work of the Probate Court by monitoring and administering pending probate estate matters, presiding over court hearings, making court orders, and assisting the public by answering procedural questions. Prior to working for the Probate Court, Ms. Mardak worked for eight years as a Principal Assistant Corporation Counsel in Milwaukee County, where her primary area of practice was guardianship and protective placement litigation.  In this capacity, she worked closely with county social service departments, served as petitioner’s counsel on well over 1,000 guardianship matters, and represented Milwaukee County during annual protective placement hearings.  Ms. Mardak graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and she received her law degree from Marquette University Law School.  After graduation, Ms. Mardak served as a law clerk for Judge Kitty Brennan in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court and as a law clerk for Judge Ralph Adam Fine in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

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April 13, 2017 – "Mom Told Me I Would Get the House." Common Post Death Real Estate Issues at the Clinic presented by Amy Wochos and Court Commissioner Jeaneen Mardak

After the death of a loved one, for many families, the decedent’s home is the only or most important asset. Transferring the house, or selling it, can be fairly easy or extremely complicated, depending on how the house is deeded, estate planning (or lack thereof), the number and cooperativeness of heirs, and the amount and type of debt involved.  Using hypotheticals, the presenters will discuss some of the more common scenarios and how to address them, as well as provide a list of questions to ask every clinic client with a post-death real estate issue.

BIOGRAPHIES OF UPCOMING PRESENTERS

Amy Wochos is Legal Counsel for the Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts. In that capacity, she currently also serves as the Senior Administrator and was previously the administrator for the Probate Division, overseeing the handling of all Milwaukee County cases relating to probate, guardianship, and mental  commitment. Prior to these appointments, she served as the Legal Director of the Milwaukee Justice Center and was a litigation partner with the Milwaukee law firm of Piper Schmidt & Wirth. She is a member of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics Advisory Board, supervises at the Milwaukee Justice Center, and provides procedural and resource assistance at the United Community Center location of the MVLC. Amy received her B.A. and J. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jeaneen (Dehring) Mardak currently serves as Deputy Register in Probate and Acting Probate Court Commissioner in Milwaukee County. She is responsible for facilitating the work of the Probate Court by monitoring and administering pending probate estate matters, presiding over court hearings, making court orders, and assisting the public by answering procedural questions. Prior to working for the Probate Court, Ms. Mardak worked for eight years as a Principal Assistant Corporation Counsel in Milwaukee County, where her primary area of practice was guardianship and protective placement litigation.  In this capacity, she worked closely with county social service departments, served as petitioner’s counsel on well over 1,000 guardianship matters, and represented Milwaukee County during annual protective placement hearings.  Ms. Mardak graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and she received her law degree from Marquette University Law School.  After graduation, Ms. Mardak served as a law clerk for Judge Kitty Brennan in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court and as a law clerk for Judge Ralph Adam Fine in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.


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