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0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Estate Planning for Wisconsin on
Q: Our family cabin has 6 owners listed as tenants in common. One of the owners changed the locks and will not give keys.

What legal right do they have to do this and what are the other owners rights for seeking entry into their own property?

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: I purchased a boat from a private party and signed something that the boat was being sold as is with no warranty.

Looking at the boat, the motor was started out of the water on a hose. It ran well. I took it home, and had another problem with the trim. Took it to marina where it was serviced in past. They saw the boat and asked if I was told the motor wouldn't run in the water due to a spark problem... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Wisconsin on
Q: Wis probate: are social security and retirement annuity of surviving spouse considered marital property?

Social security and retirement benefits (within the marriage years)

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My friend has been held in the iron county jail since june 28th. They have failed to produce a lawyer for him.

He has been forced to go through his pretrial with out a lawyer he was also told if he didnt go to his revocation hearing even tho he had no legal representation that all days he sat would not be credited

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Called in sick after both covid vaccines. My 2nd dose was Aug 30 my arm and head havn't been the same since.

I have a pic of the early stages of the inflamed injection site. I did have a fever on the days in question. My boss said dont come to work with a fever so i called in. Is my termination right or wrong?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My ex husband has recently been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, dv battery and disorderly against me.

He has a lengthy record including substantial battery, 4th degree sexual assault, bail jumping, cruelty to animals, etc. And around two felonies. I was just curious what I could expect as a punishment he could be looking at as far as prison.

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Good Morning. Can a municipality code require more than state statutes when it applies to a petition to oppose a rezone

Our municipal code in keeping with the WI State Statues allows the property owners within 300ft of a lot requesting rezone to petition against which then requires a 3/4 vote by counsel to PASS. (essentially 3 NO will stop w/ counsel of 8). The municipal code adds a layer stating that if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My mother has dementia and no one to take care of her in Puerto Rico. I want to bring her to Wisconsin

What can I do? She apparently has a joint account with her partner that is hospitalized and will likely end up in a nursing home by his kids. We have no information about where anything goes as his family took that over.

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton answered on Sep 17, 2021

Hello I am sorry to hear about this situation with your Mother. If she has a joint bank account with another person, then generally here in Wisconsin the last surviving person ends up as the owner of that account. In Wisconsin it is possible to name a "Payable on Death" or... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: If I have absconded from extended supervision in Wisconsin can I personally ask my po to drop my warrant if I come in

If I come in to talk. Will my agent drop the absconding Po warrant or will I still sit jail time? Haven't had an ATR yet, a few po holds and one 60 day sanction. Would it be straight revocation? If so then why would I turn myself in if it's the same outcome. Had 6 years of ES, January... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: Milwaukee Divorce. I have a trial upcoming via zoom and I am outside the US. Do I need to be on US soil for the call?

This is a zoom call trial.

Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst answered on Sep 15, 2021

It is not necessary for you to be in the United States during a zoom hearing. You will simply need a reliable internet connection.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: I was arrested and spent 9 days in jail after an officer delayed the traffic stop to get k9 sniff. Can I sue

K9 hit. Policed searched and found large amount of meth. The Evideance was later suppressed due to unlawful extension of traffic stop. District Attorney appealed and appellate court upheld district courts decision to suppress evidence as a result of violating 4th amendment rights

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is the "Preparer" of the I-130A also the "Interpreter" for the I-130A?

'm the husband (sponsor) of my wife (the beneficiary). I prepared the I-130A for my wife and listed myself as the Preparer. Do I also have to list myself as the Interpreter? My wife speaks English, but if there's any part that she reads and needs a clarification from me on what it is, do... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Sep 13, 2021

If she speaks English and knows the words but you are helping her understand the meaning of something (rather than translate from English to her native language) then I don't think you need to list yourself as the interpreter. Best wishes!

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0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Wisconsin on
Q: The police took several things during a warrant search for stolen property that I had owned for years and gave my things

They no longer have my property as it was released to who ever said it was theirs now I don't know how to retrieve the thi gs

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Wisconsin on
Q: My mother-in-law died 2 weeks ago without a will. Wondering about selling her home & claims from Medicare.

Her spouse is deceased & my spouse is her only living child. Her mobile home has a fair market value of $25K but we will end up selling for $13K & have a willing buyer. The home is paid off & there are literally no other assets. She most likely has up to $10K owed through medicare... Read more »

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton answered on Sep 10, 2021

Yes, you are correct you can use the Transfer by Affidavit method to transfer the mobile home if the total probate assets of the deceased subject to administration are less than $50,000. There is a section on the Transfer by Affidavit where you must send notice to the Estate Recovery Program via... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Do part-time jobs have to be included in the employment history section in the I-130A?

My wife didn't keep careful records of her employment, especially the part-time jobs she had prior to me coming to China.

China measures part-time and full-time differently it seems. In the US, 36-40+ hours is considered full-time, whereas part-time is anything less than that. In... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Sep 9, 2021

ALL employment should be included.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: We own a unit in a small condominium; 8 units build in 1992.

703.365 (3) c and 4 (b) We had an attorney tell us each unit can not have a board member. 8 units built in 1992. We believe each unit has a member of the board of directors.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: What is the financial liability of an "emergency contact" person in Wisconsin when that person is a resident of Florida?

My sister (72 years old) was a resident in a “seniors housing” facility in Milwaukee WI. She was a month-to-month renter. She did not have a lease. She died in late June. She was predeceased by both of her children. I am her elder brother (75 years old), and I am a resident of Florida.... Read more »

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