Members Review Divorce Court Perspective on Inherited Assets


Attorneys Kate McChrystal and Peter Wyant shared their insight with members about how the divorce court might address inherited assets.  Topics included appreciation and income from inherited assets, maintenance, property division, tracing and mixing.  Marital property law ought to be on the forefront of every planners mind when helping clients plan.


Attorney Kate McChrystal--- Gagne & O'Halloran LLC


TELEPHONE (414) 273-5551

Attorney McChrystal graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 2010. During law school she interned for Judge Michael J. Dwyer in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Family Division as well as clerked for a Wisconsin family law firm. Those experiences solidified her interest in family law, her sole area of practice.  

Prior to attending law school, Attorney McChrystal worked as a teacher educating children at preschool, grade school, and middle school levels. Her background working with children and her familiarity with the complicated issues surrounding children’s special education and developmental needs is an asset to any case involving children, but especially those with the potential for complex child custody issues.

Attorney McChrystal has also participated in the Marquette Small Claims Mediation Clinic and completed coursework in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Whether a client’s case trajectory is collaborative divorce, mediation, negotiation, or litigation, Attorney McChrystal believes that each client deserves a competent, creative advocate. The goal is to proceed through an action with class and efficiency. Attorney McChrystal’s focus is an empathetic approach incorporating strong statutory and financial knowledge and creative problem solving.

Attorney McChrystal is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Association of Women Lawyers, the Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court, and FUEL Milwaukee. She is also the President of the Junior Board of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and a member of the Marquette Law School Board of Recent Graduates.




Attorney Peter Wyant


510 College Avenue

Racine, WI 53403


Peter Wyant is an attorney at Wyant Law Offices, S.C.  Peter focuses his practice on estate and wealth transfer planning, along with trust and estate administration.  He works with clients of all backgrounds to develop and implement the proper estate plan for each client’s unique situation.  Peter also advises clients on tax issues and Wisconsin's marital property law.

In addition to estate planning and administration, Wyant Law Offices, S.C. advises clients on matters relating to business law and commercial real estate, and the firm has attorneys with decades of experience in these practice areas. 

Prior to attending law school, Peter led horseback rides and pack trips in Yellowstone National Park, and also volunteered as an English teacher in a rural village in Ecuador. 

Representative Matters and Experience

  • Represents individuals in the preparation of estate planning documents to transfer wealth and minimize tax exposure
  • Advises closely held business owners on succession planning issues
  • Assists fiduciaries with trust and estate administrations


  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Racine and Kenosha Estate Planning Council
  • Wisconsin Law Review


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School

B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin