Wisconsin Questions & Answers

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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Q: We signed an amendment after we had signed the deed transferring our home. Are we responsible to the terms of amendment?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

You are responsible for the amendment because you agreed to it by signing. It sounds like your agent gave you bad advice. You should consider making a claim with your agent's insurer if you are ultimately on the hook for the $16,000.
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Q: I'm worried about buying a lemon -- what tips do you have for buying used cars in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

Buying a used car can be scary, especially if you are not familiar with signs of prior accident damage and repair and mechanical issues. I wrote blog posting on my website discussing some strategies that you my find informative. Here is a link: http://celcwi.com/wisconsin-consumer-blog/first-post.html
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Q: We bought a house and at the closing seller refused to give house keys and now won't leave the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 30, 2017

And you still gave him your money?
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Q: what would be the class code for a civil motion against a former employer violating COBRA guidelines and causing $ damgs

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017

You should use the unclassified code: 30703.
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Q: How can we get out of our lease?!

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

If the lease states that you may sublease, then the landlord is breaching the lease. Such a breach may allow you to get out of contract altogether.

That being said, your question is really an economic one. If it is in your economic interest to break the lease you should. One consideration is the likelihood that you would be sued. That is, that you would have to spend money defending a lawsuit. Another consideration is the likelihood that you would lose; and another is likely margin of...
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Q: A payor pays support in two seperate case,the child in the first case passed away.Can I ask for an increase? In Wi

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Yes, assuming your child support was based on an income calculation that deducted support paid to the child from a previous relationship. However, the $50 amount suggests that the payor's income is very low, so adding that previous support amount back into his/her income may not bring the amount above the $50 minimum. You'll need to ask the payor for a current tax return and paystubs, and then do the math. You can ask for recalculation if the difference is more than 15%.
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Q: I have a 40 acre property with a driveway that passes over a very small portion of a neighbors land to enter the road.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Your instincts are correct. You need a lawyer to draw up paperwork for an easement. If the other property owners will not sign, you should consider filing a lawsuit.
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Q: how can I initiate a paternity action as the father. The child is in Jackson county, I live in Trempealeau county

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

You can file the paternity action either in Jackson County or Trempealeau County. I would think that the better option in this case though would be to file in Jackson County since the I assume the child is living with the other parent in that county.
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Q: can I get child support for my son who lives with me full time if there is not a court order yet in place?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

If you want to receive child support, you would need a court order in place to be able to enforce it. In most cases, child support will follow a placement order so you will probably want to request an order for primary placement and then request the court to calculate child support for that as well. Going by the standard percentage calculation in Wisconsin, child support would be calculated using 17% of the payer's gross monthly income.
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Q: Was attacked for no reason by teen with autism while babysitting. Parent lied about aggressive behavior prior employment

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

BasicTort (negligence Law) makes no exception for negligent or intentional acts by an incompetent (youth or otherwise).

Lawsuit for damages can be held against the youth and or parents (limitations do apply to some of this.) From what you state the it does not seem that the District Attorney or Municipal Attorney will act to file a complaint and also ask for restitution. A civil restraining order could be requested, (see the Clerk of Courts for forms), so that he must stay away. I...
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Q: In Minnesota the eldest son inherits the family cabin unless being informed declines. What is the law in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

You are misinformed about MN law. In MOST states (and MN and WI are in that crowd) IF children inherit without a will, ALL children inherit equally. There are situations where children will NOT inherit without a will in MN (For example, if there is a surviving spouse who is also the parent of the children) and that can vary from state to state.

You need to get real legal advice from a licensed attorney (not a 'banker' practicing law without a license!) and I'd urge you to consult with...
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Q: What is the likelihood my pending battery and disorderly conduct charge will be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

Are they State Charges? Disorderly less likely to be dropped.. Battery requires a touching. If Victim says no touching, who does say so? Have the criminal complaint reviewed by an attorney. It will be worth it.
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Q: My Ex's 17year old son is beating up his 9year old (my son) brother on a regular basis. Could this count as child abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 9, 2017

Yes, the 17 year old is an adult for criminal court and the charge could be disorderly conduct, battery, and felony child abuse.

Your suspicions are correct and it should be reported. If not, who is to protect the 9 year old?
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Q: Privacy law questions

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 9, 2017

This does not appear to be a criminal or civil rights question. Does management know of your presence for care? Make sure your state status and length of visit complies with their rules. Then when a complaint is made by a neighbor they will be told they are wrong and your presence is allowed. HUD does have rules on occupancy and subsidy, especially if this is housing for the elderly, etc. Free speech applies. Invasion of privacy, maybe, but follow my advice and it should shut up the...
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Q: Can a seller say no to a drilled well system inspection on the property after the offer to purchase has been signed?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Your instincts are correct. The seller only has to follow the contract language. The agent would be responsible for any damages your father-in-law could prove.
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Q: Hotel liability

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

You should the hotel for the name of its insurance company. You can then contact the insurer and make a claim.
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Q: What does the wisconsin statue 178 state?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

This is a link to Chapter 178 of the Wisconsin Statutes: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/178.
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