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Wisconsin Questions & Answers

Q: I live in wisconsin my dad died he had no will his home is paid for . how can i put the home in my name?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

To pass title to any real estate he owned, including the house, you will probably have to go through probate proceedings. If he had no Will his heirs at law will inherit according to the succession laws of his state. If you are the sole heir, you will own it alone. There are many unanswered questions that will need to be resolved before anyone can give you a direct answer for your specific situation. Contact an experienced probate lawyer in your father's area. Many offer free initial...
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Q: I was born in Tacoma at the Madigan army hospital in 1963. I am a product of TWILIGHT SLEEP. Can I get a lawyers help?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 11, 2017

Not aware of any such program. Twilight sleep was a method of childbirth in the 1910's. If you mean the army practiced it in 1963, that is doubtful. Even so, the statute of limitations has long run.
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Q: can you file bankruptcy on a lien that was placed on your home, in Wisconsin? this was from a fine levied against me

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

This is a question for a bankruptcy lawyer in your jurisdiction.
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Q: Husband died and I own house. Want to sell it and have gotten an offer to purchase it without real estate agent. How?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Contact some real estate lawyers in your area. Many offer free initial consultations and they may not be as expensive as you think. If you can't afford them, you don't have to hire them. You may also talk to a title company about your situation and see what they say. Title companies routinely help with closing real estate transactions and are inexpensive, especially in residential transactions, but they won't give you legal advice. One thing they can do is see to it that the sale proceeds...
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Q: My daughter fractured her ankle in gym class and the teacher wouldnt let her go to the nurse can i sue the school.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 5, 2017

The pursuit of the case will depend on a number of factors. One, if the school is a public schools, there may be limitations and / or procedures that limit how and when the school district can be sued. In most negligence cases, there must be a showing that the negligent conduct caused harm. Certainly, your daughter had to endure more pain and discomfort that she should have if the gym teacher was paying attention. A question will be if the delay in allowing your daughter to go see the nurse...
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Q: when an LLC is formed and a member invest personal money, is that members personal assets at risk?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Business Formation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 26, 2017

No, that is the legal function of the LLC form, shielding personsal assets of the members absent fraud or commingling.
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Q: It seems I've been in 3rd stage kidney failure for a number of years and my doctor did not tell me. Next stage dialysis.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Possibly. Depends if that's so, but that would have to come from nephrologist. Why not contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice? They give free consultations.
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Q: How can i sue a company in a small claims court if that company's headquarters is located out of state?

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

They have to do business in the state. You may also sue the dealer if it's a product problem. Most states provide for service on an out of state defender in small claims cases by registered mail. Check with the small claims court.
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Q: My ex girlfriend who was pregnant with my child left the state to California what can I do to be able to see my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

You need to get a court order requiring visitation. You should really talk with a lawyer about the facts of the case and go from there.
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Q: will I need a second interview after receiving a 221 g

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017

It depends. But most likely not as long as you can provide the documents being requested.
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Q: I am US citizen who married my wife in Jamaica. What is the best option to bring my wife to the US? Affordable lawyers?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

The Trump EO shouldn't slow down the processing of the I-130 petition for a Jamaican citizen. Best way to evaluate your wife's situation would be to discuss in a consultation setting with multiple attorneys and ask for price quotes during the consult. Many immigration attorneys offer free consultations. Pick the one you feel most comfortable with and preferably who is an AILA member (American Immigration Lawyers Association).
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Q: If a grocery store customer spilled liquid from a drink and I subsequently slipped and hurt myself on it, is the grocery

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 2, 2017

No. If they knew it was there, or otherwise walked by it they can be liable. Contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: What are the laws probation if you refused to sign the conditions your probation agent was trying to impose?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

I don't know, but I'm guessing he is responsible whether he signs or not. His signature may only mean he's been advised what they are, which the probation officer can attest even if he doesn't sign. I'm also thinking if he doesn't agree with the terms of probation, they won't give him probation. So he probably did agree verbally or in writing at some point in the process. But that's all just a guess.
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Q: After selling a Mil, Wisconsin condo, can I be held responsible for any issues such as water intrusion from window

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

Maybe. The fact that you are here asking is a bad sign. It's impossible to answer your question without seeing the documentation of your sale of the condo as well as your original purchase of the condo and other evidence, also. What did you know of these issues before the sale, and what did you disclose to the buyer? Was the buyer given an opportunity to inspect and to have a professional home inspector to examine the place before the sale? What did they discover? Did you have...
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Q: I hurt myself slipping on ice after entering a store (the front area after the sliding doors was iced over but I

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 14, 2017

Send him a polite letter with a copy and a stamped envelope and ask him to forward it to his insurance company.

You can still sue. "open and obvkous " doesn't relieve him of responsibility for having a clear floor, especially if he has reason to know that customer may not see it, may not be looking at their feet.
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Q: how do I find out if a party has filed bankruptcy

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 7, 2017

Call the bankruptcy clerk of courts and ask them about the possible filings for the name of the debtor.
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Q: What are my legal options for getting a next door neighbor to stop dumping trash and debris onto my rental property?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 19, 2016

Your neighbor is committing trespass but also have you reported it to the police? Most places have anti dumping laws.
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Q: i won a lawsuit when my son died and my attorney withheld 20% for one year if his dad claimed it, he didnt

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 1, 2016

If he didn't charge fees on the money before --yes. If he already charged a fee on the total amount including the 20% seems like he's already covered that and it would be a double dip.
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Q: Do I have a case and can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 29, 2016

Sounds like you don't have an attorney. First you need to contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice who handles

workers compensation--they give free consultations. Your not getting compensation is a problem they may be able to help with. You need to follow up with some flavor of doctor to show you still have issues, to keep your file open.
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Q: Person bitten by a dog who is hired to take care of them

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 26, 2016

If we assume you were bitten during the course of your employment, your exclusive remedy as an employee injured during the course of your employment is a claim pursuant to the Workers Compensation laws of Wisconsin. If your employer has no Workers Compensation coverage, you may be able to pursue a claim against the owner's Homeowner's Policy and, again, May. I would need more facts and details.
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