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Have you bought a house with defects? Having problems with your contractor? Are you being sued? Do you want to know more about your legal rights? If so, please contact the Stevens & Kuss S.C. for advice on your specific legal issue.

The Stevens & Kuss S.C. is an experienced real estate and construction litigation firm representing clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin. For more information regarding common problems in real estate and construction law please send us a message via the contact us page.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

A real estate agent is hired by the seller of the house to effectuate the sale. The seller is the one who typically pays the real estate agent a commission and is therefore the employer of the real estate agent.However, real estate agents owe duties to all parties, including the buyer.

Boundary DisputesBOUNDARY DISPUTES

Many homeowners find themselves embroiled in a boundary dispute. Boundary disputes occur when boundary lines, driveways, fences, or other improvements are located on the wrong property.

ico4CONTRACTOR ISSUES

Many people who hire a contractor to build a new house or do remodeling and end up in a dispute with that contractor. Because the relationship between the home owner and the contractor is based upon a contract, the terms of the contract become very important.

ico5STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS

Sometimes, the structure of the house has failed. This may include the rafters, the floor joists, or any part of the wooden structure or the foundation of the house.If a house is not built properly

ico4FEES AGREEMENTS

Lawyers have a number of potential fee arrangements with clients. The two most common are the contingency fee and the hourly fee. With a contingency fee, the lawyer only gets paid if and when the case is settled and funds are received.If the case is on an hourly basis

ico5LEAKY ROOF

Most homes have asphalt roofs which have a life expectancy of 15 years to 25 years. As the asphalt shingles dry out they curl, the surface becomes brittle and cracks allow water to get through the shingles.

The Legal ProcessThe Legal Process

  • What if I am sued?

    Sometimes lawsuits come out of the blue. A process server comes to your door and delivers papers. If it is a large claims lawsuit, you have either 20 or 45 days (depending on the type of case) to formally respond. If you are being sued, you will need to hire a lawyer on an hourly […]

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  • Fee Agreements

    Lawyers have a number of potential fee arrangements with clients. The two most common are the contingency fee and the hourly fee. With a contingency fee, the lawyer only gets paid if and when the case is settled and funds are received. If the case is on an hourly basis, the client receives a monthly […]

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  • Choosing a Lawyer

    Litigation/trial work is very much the same regardless of the case. In all lawsuits, there is the presentation of evidence along with the direct and cross-examination of witnesses. Preparing for trail in a personal injury case is not much different than preparing for trial in a real estate case. The one advantage of hiring a […]

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