Wisconsin Questions & Answers

Q: What legal/liability/money issues should I be aware of as a small group leader not yet incorporated as a church?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Bryan Thomas Kroes' answer
A full answer to your question may require a more fact-intensive legal analysis and confidential consultation with an experienced business attorney.

Q: Im searching for an attorney to do my living will i am on a fixed income.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Bryan Thomas Kroes' answer
A living will is an excellent addition to any estate plan. It is a good idea to consult an experienced attorney to assist you with that process.

Q: When can the "name" of a character be protected under copyright law, even though it typically wouldn't?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Bryan Thomas Kroes' answer
A full answer to your question will require a more fact-intensive analysis. Generally, copyright law will afford protection of the fictional character itself when it has appeared in a copyrightable work and has a life of its own within that work, however, achieving a level of distinctiveness such that the character can be copyrighted can be tricky. Depending on distinctiveness, you could also explore trademark of the name. You may want to consider contacting an experienced attorney to explore...

Q: My neighbor is threatening to sue me over water drainage issues that I believe are self-inflicted. Should I worry?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Brian R. Zimmerman's answer
Responsibility for the run-off will depend upon a lot of factors. Understanding your legal rights and responsibilities in this situation before it escalates further would most likely save you time, money and aggravation. A real estate lawyer will be able to advise you further.

Q: Is it possible to terminate a vacant land offer to purchase if the seller did not provide a map of the property by date

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Brian R. Zimmerman's answer
Whether you can terminate the Offer will depend on the terms of the contingency contained in the Offer. Oftentimes there are time limits for both the Seller's compliance with the terms, and the time period in which a Buyer is permitted to terminate. Prompt review of the Offer would be best to preserve your rights.

Q: If a university serves alcohol at an event and a student who's under 21 sneaks in, drinks, and subsequently gets into a

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Aaron W Schenk's answer
Not necessarily in a criminal sense. Normally, there might be the chance of civil liability. But, most universities have sovereign immunity based on their relationship to the state.

Q: Does Medicare provide any coverage for dependents?

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Thomas B. Burton's answer
Generally, there are usually no provisions for dependents under Medicare.

I found that there are three exceptions to the general rule, listed below:

Below are three situations in which dependent children could be eligible for Medicare:

If you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and need regular dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant, and are currently receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your spouse and dependent children may qualify for...

Q: What kind of trust is best for me if I am remarried after a divorce and have adult children?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Thomas B. Burton's answer
A revocable living trust will provide a variety of good options for you. You could structure your trust so that after you pass your assets provide income for life to your current spouse, with the principal passing to your children upon your surviving spouse's death. You could also provide your surviving spouse with a lifetime interest in your home (held in trust) and immediate cash gifts (if desired). Furthermore, you can provide for yourself in the case you are ever incapacitated and unable to...

Q: Unique situation. Is bankruptcy the best option?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on several other factors but starting to look that way, yes.

Q: If someone is found guilty of intentional tort can they file bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Fraud, which is exactly what this is, is nondischargeable in bankruptcy. If he files, you can establish that in bankruptcy court.

Q: I had hernia surgery March 2017 and have been draining since

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Missing a stitch would be hopefully reveled by the surgery in December. I'm not hearing you were told much about what is going on. Maybe ask that doctor if it is usual and if not what the causes are etc.

I am assuming that the people you've been seeing are specialists in hernias.

Was amesh involved? Those can cause complications.

Q: How would I go about trade marking Build A Blunt?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
You should speak with a trademark attorney in a confidential conversation. It may be possible. An attorney would need to know more about your business.

Q: i have a company i hired to paint my home and garage. There is a lot to it, but the gist is they did not complete

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer
You need a lawyer that will file a lawsuit in small claims or regular civil court.

Q: non smoking and security apt

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 30, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
This being a management issue of your apartment, it would be appropriate if those who have similar concerns must join hands and make a request to Health dept. for inspection and remedial measures against such health hazard activities. It would help to supplement your doctor's recommendation and make way for your move out at the cost of the commonbond/owner.

Q: What can be done about a detective harassing me and my fiance.He's assuming and doing everything he can to get my fian

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 30, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
He has an attorney. He should be discussing this with his attorney.

If he does not like his attorney's advice, then retain a different one.

There are too many issues and facts to ascertain to provide a perfunctory answer on this site.

Further, it is public and open for anyone including the detective to learn about any portential course of action.

Q: Can I file a products liability case if the fault product was purchased second-hand on eBay?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Possibly but it will be harder as you may not have a breach of implied warranty of merchantibility/fitness for aparticular puprose.

Q: I purchased a house 2 years ago through a realitor. The house was suppose to have a new roof put on before we closed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Vincent Gallo's answer
You didn’t ask for a receipt from the roofer for the new roof before you closed?

Q: Is a handwritten, signed, dated, non notarized change on a revocable trust legal in WI? This cut out 1 of the 5 children

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Michael Hales' answer
I'm a little confused with some of the facts here, but I can answer any questions you have about the timeshare matter. I recently wrote an article about legal options regarding timeshares that you can access here: https://www.targheelaw.com/article

If you have any questions about that issue, let me know. Otherwise, I recommend reaching out to a local attorney in Wisconsin regarding the other issues. Some may be willing to negotiate a fee agreement based on those potential future...

Q: How much is it possible to get for pain and suffering in a car accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Frank Pasternak's answer
Under Wisconsin personal injury law, a person who's injury was caused by the negligence of another may recover that sum of money that a jury decides will fairly and reasonably compensate them for their past pain, suffering, disability and/or disfigurement. That sum includes damages related to physical pain, humiliation, embarrassment, worry and distress suffered in the past as well as any impairment to normal activities, pleasures, and benefits of life. If there is medical support that such a...

Q: If I am injured at a construction site that I was walking past while running an errand for my boss, can I get workers'

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Frank Pasternak's answer
I highly recommend that you contact a reputable Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney. I cannot say for sure but it sounds as though your injury may be covered under Wisconsin worker's compensation laws. I'm happy to provide you a professional referral if you call me at 262-785-0802.

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