Wisconsin Questions & Answers

Q: If a court order no contact for a 16 year old and an 18 year old when the 16 year old turns 18 can it be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017

Yes if the court order actually expires on its face or the parties stipulated and get the Judge's approval.. This could be a juvenile matter, a probation matter, a criminal bail bond matter, an injunction or other. Depends on how it was issued.
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Q: Offered a job pending a background check? Worried about a bankruptcy on my credit report?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017

Pursuant to bankruptcy code section 525, a government employer cannot discriminate solely based on a prior bankruptcy filing. It will probably show up on the background check. This isn't something that needs to be disclosed.

Information provided for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as legal advice.
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Q: Misrepresentation

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Broker Fraud and Gov & Administrative Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 1, 2017

More information is needed to evaluate the facts in your inquiry. Appraisals are subjective. So it is unsurprising there are different opinions about the value of the home. This is not fraud (misrepresentation is a synonym). It may be negligence. More information is needed to see how negligent the opinion is.
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Q: If a divorce is in one state (Minnesota) and she moves to another (Wisconsin), which state can enforce the child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

The custodial parent (mother, in this case) in Wisconsin can try one or more of three avenues:

1) move to modify the divorce decree (from Minnesota)

2) sue in the Wisconsin courts; or

3) sue in the Florida courts.

However he could probably oppose avenues 2 & 3 on the grounds that the case has already been decided. If she moves to modify the original decree (avenue 1) in Minnesota, he might also successfully oppose the motion on other grounds. For what might be...
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Q: Is it ok for a spouse of a person who is prohibited from owing fire arms to own one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 25, 2017

Husband may not possess a firearm (gunpowder driven). Spouse can have one (but not a good idea.). He can not use it, handle it or save it some place.. He also can not buy one whether or not they will sell him one. Enhanced criminal penalties can apply if he is found with one while committing another crime. It is a good idea if there are no firearms in any place occupied by him. Possess and use are pretty similar in this situation.
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Q: Can a WI credit card collection agency try to collect a debt from 15 years ago? No contact on at least 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

Most likely, no. That's because 6 years after default (assuming they don't have a judgment and you didn't make any partial payments) the debt can no longer be collected. Find a consumer lawyer and get a free consultation to better understand your rights.
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Q: Do I have a valid small claims?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

You had to simultaneously inform building and health department to assess habitable condition of said appt. and/or structural defect causing strong smell. Based on their suggestion/report, owner was bound to mitigate your loss and facilitate your relocation.
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Q: Can a landlord ask for a copy of a minors birth certificate? My child is only three.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 12, 2017

For what? You should seek clarity from him. Such a demand is illegal and cannot be a part of lease.
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Q: I made offer to purchase a home. 3 days b4 closing seller did not have heirs permission to sell

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017

Probably. One would need to review the offer to provide the most accurate advice. But it seems apparent that the seller misrepresented his or her authority.
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Q: I was let go from my job due to a loss in performance (due to injury).is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Your remedy is workers comp. Look for a member of the Wisc. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp and employment issues.
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Q: How long can a person hold a claim open on you from an auto accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Thank you for your question. Except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death, a minor has two years from the date of his or her 18th birthday to file suit. If however, the victim was an adult, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the accident or from the time s/he could have discovered the injuries, whichever is earlier.

What you can expect is someone trying to file a lawsuit against your son because he was the driver of the offending vehicle. They may also...
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Q: What am I to do when I got injured on the 1st of October and here and here it is the October 30 and I just talked to a c

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

Did you fill our incident reporting form? Generally you need to inform your employer within 30 days. Consult doctor for his opinion/report on your job-related injuries for sharing with employer.

If still an employee, may draw advance to pay off lease so as not to be homeless. In such an emergency, employers generally help out.
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Q: had a car accident that was essentially my fault and I have no insurance can I file bankruptcy before they sue or after

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

Essentially isn't necessarily. First, you don't file until you have to. Second, consult a consumer attorney who handles bankruptices so you know what you'll need, what your options are.

You want to talk to an attorney about the license issue--unless you were dui it may be possible to get it back.
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Q: Ending a lease, the carpet was frayed in 3 smal spots from cats just right inside each door. Small spots.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Please elaborate whether at time of your move in the said carpet was fixed afresh/new. If not, then landlord cannot demand cost or replacement thereof. If he still insist, demand purchase receipt and calculate its natural wear and tear minus year of usage = its current cost. Moreover, check from market it's actual current cost.

Second option is to get it cleaned at your cost and settle the matter.
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Q: If a person is said to be non competent to stand trial because of head injuries can they be tried at a later time?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Usually yes.Consult the victim assistance coordinator at the DA's office.
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Q: Can you job (non healthcare or food service) disclose your HIV status to other employees without your permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Please elaborate further. Prima facie, No.
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Q: Can I violate the restraining order I have on someone else if I invite them to be in my presence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Yes. Usually lists no contact direct or indirect. The someone else is helping you violate the order.
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Q: In Wisconsin me and another guy traded vehicles his is in his mom's name and the bank has the title with a lien on it

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and Lemon Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

As explained by you, send them a legal notice prior to sue the buyer for specific performance to deliver you title of vehicle failing which they have to pay cost of your vehicle as well as damages that you have borne. For specific advice please consult Attorney of local jurisdiction.
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Q: An individual who is traveling through the state and allegedly causes damage while there.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Please elaborate your questions a bit more for specific advice.
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Q: My kid was off base and in an accident - but it was caused by another soldier - can we sue that person?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Make a claim against his insurance. Contact a member of the Assn for Justice for the county where the crash happened--they give free consults.
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