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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on
Q: Powere company came to trim trees, took half my tree, and left. Is there anything I can do about it? Vandalism charges?

They are offering to take the tree but not grind the stump out, is there an obligation to actually fix the issue

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Electric utilities nationwide have broad authority when it comes to protecting and maintaining their transmission infrastructure, including removing trees and other hazards that could ice, bring down cables, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Will my marriage be void if I remarry out of state?

I am currently getting my divorce finalized for the state of Texas. I spoke with a Texas attorney and was told I would have to wait 30 days to get remarried. I am fine with that. When I looked online for a Wisconsin marriage license, I saw that I would have to wait 6 months before I could get... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Sep 18, 2022

If you are divorced in the State of Texas, the law of that State will apply. That would mean that the waiting period to remarry would be controlled by the laws of that State, not Wisconsin.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Wisconsin on
Q: My brother died in Wisconsin. He had no money or possessions of any value. As a sister, do I have to do anything?

I arranged for his cremation and have received his remains and death certificates. The assisted living where he recently moved said that they sent me his important papers and personal items in a package but I have not received anything from them. They won't return my calls. I don't... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 13, 2022

If there are no assets, then there is nothing to Probate. Are you sure he had no interest in any real property?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Q: How can I remove someone from my child’s birth certificate if they are not the biological father
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Aug 29, 2022

You would need to file a Paternity action for the adjudication of paternity for the biological father.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How to go about terminate parental rights of my son

I am not a stable person to be a mom. I'm always moving around. Can't work. Waiting for ssdi . Haven't been In his life all of his life. No communication with him or his dad in almost a year and all of my other kids got took from me. My mind is not right and my body isn't either

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Whether you can terminate your parental rights is complicated. First, who has your child? Is it the father? Has he remarried? If so, he would need to be the one to petition for the termination of parental rights and a step-parent adoption. Someone needs to be able to step into your shoes as the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: Can you use buy now pay later like afterpay during chapter 7
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Aug 18, 2022

The Bankruptcy Code requires that you obtain authority from the Court to incur credit during a pending bankruptcy proceeding.

in addition, most potential creditors will not extend credit while your case is pending, and prior to entry of a Discharge (almost all will check your credit online,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I was married moved out of the house and filed for divorce I want to know if I can go back in the house after leaving?

I went to the house on Saturday to get some more of my belongings in the locks were changed

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Has there been a temporary Order entered awarding your spouse temporary use of the home? If not, you have the right to enter if you co-own the property. However, you may not engage in harassing behavior and must be respectful.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: If I am filing for bankruptcy for a lawsuit from a car accident that I was at fault, do I have to respond to the summon?

I received a summons last month and I am in the process of filing for bankruptcy. Do I have to send an answer stating that I am filing for bankruptcy? Or do I not have to answer it?

J. David Krekeler
J. David Krekeler
answered on Aug 12, 2022

The answer to your question depends upon the facts. You generally would want to respond to the summons and complaint, as you do not want a judgment entered against you. While that judgment under Wisconsin law can be satisfied after you receive a bankruptcy discharge, I am not sure that you are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I find out if I'm one of the claimants on Davis versus Facebook?
Adam T. Carralejo
Adam T. Carralejo
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The class action has a website where you can do this, here:

https://www.fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/submit-claim.php

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I fled my husband 18 mo nths ago after several violent assaults. My husband has filed for divorce in WI claim abandonmen

What can I do to stop this lie? Can I prosecute him after 18 months? Can I get an order of protection?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 2, 2022

Your question appears to be, for the most part, questions of Wisconsin law, not Florida law.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Does my daughter have to return to her father's if he violated the custody agreement and she is uncomfortable/ stressed?

My 14 yr old daughter (starting 9th grade) has made it very clear that she does not want to be at her father's, due to dismissal of feelings and uncomfortability with stepmother and manipulation to go live with them out of state. She has missed her monthly period due to stress of being there... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 31, 2022

You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. To modify placement, you will need to prove facts that establish that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since entry of the current placement Order, and that a modification is in her best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Offer Letter Rescinded/Altered after Acceptance. Any legal action that can be taken to keep the original offered salary?

I am in a contract position that is being transitioned to a new company and they plan to bring me over to fill the same role. I provided my salary requirements and then received an offer letter. When i received this offer letter the job title was incorrect and I pointed this to the recruiter and I... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jul 26, 2022

While this situation sounds unfair, it's unlikely that you have any recourse. An offer letter is generally not a contract, so the terms of the offer can be changed without your acknowledgement or approval. If you don't want to accept the position with the lower salary, you are not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: We need a legal support, because of my company needs to start a lawsuit in court due to my client is in bankruptcy

I will be in Wisconsin the first week of August to have a meeting with available lawyer who is able to support us.

Alberto Cabello. CEO of ACV Group in MX.

www.grupoacv.com

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 19, 2022

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What to do if other parents telling 10yr old about court hearings, child support, terms of visitation, etc. ?

Moms on limited visitation, 5 hrs e/o Sat&sun in public settings.2kids together.My 10 yr old is asking me about court dates coming up, child support, why they only see mom in public etc. Every time they come back from a visit something new is brought up that kids shouldn't be involved... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 19, 2022

Children are not to be told about Court proceedings. You should address this with the Court and Guardian ad Litem, if one is appointed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can the judicial assistant change the order 2 days before court?

I'm being held in contempt of court and I followed the purge instructions via the order. Now the judicial assistant called me and said that they need a certified letter dated two months back in order to prove that I mailed in documents to the irs. She did not ask me for this information during... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 7, 2022

It appears as though the Judicial assistant is trying to help you by requesting verification that you met a purge of your contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: Privately held company filed for 128 Receivership (WI) last week. I own shares in the company. Can I sell my shares?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 29, 2022

I think you will need permission from the court in order to sell your shares post filing.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: In Wisconsin, if a piece of land has no deed, who owns it? Does the state or county owm it?

Title company could not find chain of title, can't find any deed.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Hire a competent attorney to search the Title. Start with the Tax Records, because either someone is paying property taxes or the County owns it. You may have to go back to Land Patents and then determine Heirship.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: My children's mother just received a large divorce settlement from her next marriage. Can I claim child support on it?

no child support now. similar incomes. joint custody and placement.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 23, 2022

No. That is a property division that took place for assets after your marriage. Child support she would be paid from the recent marriage would be for the benefit of the children from that marriage. If she received income producing assets in the property division of the recent divorce, that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My ex husband was arrested for 1 947.01(1) Disorderly Conduct Misd. B Modifier: 968.075(1)(a) Domestic Abuse

Recently had a court date extended but had to pay a signature bond with conditions. The conditions. He was not to come in contact with my home, vehicle etc except texts to exchange kids. I have a text to prove he was in my home. Now what

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 22, 2022

You need to contact the police to report this. If he violates conditions of the signature bond, it will be revoked or modified.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Wisconsin on
Q: If someone was to program a piece of software for an organization, hosted on their server, can they use it if they leave

Let's say you make a piece of software for an organization, and it is hosted upon their server, and also hosted on their github, but later moved it to your own personal private github.

There was no contract signed.

If you leave said organization, is the organization allowed to... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Jun 19, 2022

That depends on factors, including whether the programmer was an employee or a contractor, whether the programmer owned it prior to the installation onto the server or it was done specifically for the company, and whether the person was paid for the work of writing the program, etc.

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