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Wisconsin Questions & Answers

Q: What is the age of consent in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

A Wisconsin lawyer needs to answer that for you. But from an employment lawyers perspective age is irrelevant. Any type of unwanted or unwelcome conduct if pervasive or severe is illegal. Once a manager or employer knows they have a duty to act so on this forum age is irrelevant for hostile workplaces or sex harassment.

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Q: I am the co-owner of a property and solely maintain and pay the taxes. What recourse do I have against the other owner?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

The most logical solution is for you to purchase your brother's half. More information about how the property was transferred to you and your brother is needed to provide more meaningful advice. But, in general, where siblings cannot agree on the disposition of property, courts are willing to convey the property to the sibling that is taking care of everything and willing to buy out the other sibling.
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Q: My question (s) are about my girlfriends divorce which is contentious to say the least. To detailed for the amount of s.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

I don't believe this would make much of a difference in the final judgment of divorce. The only potential ways it could make any sort of difference might be with regard to child support payments or maintenance payments. Other than that, it really shouldn't make much of a difference that you are living in the marital home.
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Q: What is the legal definition of "possession of a firearm" in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

941.29  Possession of a firearm.

(1) A person is subject to the requirements and penalties of this section if he or she has been:

(a) Convicted of a felony in this state.

(b) Convicted of a crime elsewhere that would be a felony if committed in this state.

(bm) Adjudicated delinquent for an act committed on or after April 21, 1994, that if committed by an adult in this state would be a felony.

(c) Found not guilty of a felony in this state by reason...
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Q: Quit Claim Legalities

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

The short answer is yes. Your mother may not have had the capacity to quit claim the properties, given the cancer treatment. The value of the conveyances (what lawyers call consideration) is a significant factor. Undue influence is another theory that you may pursue.
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Q: I accepted on offer on my condo and the buyer wants to back out and won't pay the earnest money - what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 15, 2017

You have a few options. You can sue the buyers for specific performance (that means forcing them to buy the house). You can sue the buyers for the earnest money.

You can put your house back on the market. If the selling price is less than before, you can sue the buyers for the difference and the earnest money. If you choose this option, you should not worry about the (now) terminated contract.
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Q: We have just bought a home in Baraboo. The contract stated the sellers would have the house professionally cleaned.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 15, 2017

The short answer is yes. You can file a lawsuit to recover the cost of the cleaning. You should consider small claims court.
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Q: Can Aurora Health Care automatically send bills for deceased patient to collection agency? It's their new policy.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Probate for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 15, 2017

Are they sending the bill to you? Sounds like you need to locate a Wisconsin consumer law lawyer to review the letter for you. They shouldn't charge you anything to review the letter, explain your rights, and give you some advice.
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Q: My 15 yr old wants to come live with me. Her dad and i were never married and never went to court for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Considering that it doesn't sound like there are any existing court orders regarding placement and custody, it seems to me that you would be best off petitioning the court in Dane County for custody and placement orders. Without any existing orders in place, you would most likely have to open an action for DNA/Paternity in order to eventually get a court order for physical placement and legal custody. Just remember that custody and placement are two different things; custody is the ability to...
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Q: I and my husband divorced. Him and I made a agreement that we will have the kids one week on one week off....

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

It depends on if this agreement on placement was part of the initial divorce proceeding. In other words, if you incorporated this agreement in writing as part of the divorce proceedings and the court accepted this, then it is a court order and he is obliged to follow it. However, if for some reason he decides that he does not like this arrangement anymore, he can go to court to request a post judgment modification of that order. That does not necessarily mean he will get what he wants in his...
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Q: How long does it take to get a settlement in a personal injury case?

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

That will depend on many issues--the severity of the injuries, how much they can be disputed--for instance, fracture cases usually get larger awards than back strain cases because no one can question a fracture, whereas with a back strain they can always argue it's pre-existing. Other factors range from which company it is to size of the policy. That's why you should contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
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Q: hi can i get green card if i am fhather of litle american citizen?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Immigration Law and Native American Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

It sounds as if your wife needs to see a good doctor - and a good immigration lawyer, if she wants you to stay in America to help take care of your child. In order for a US citizen child to sponsor a parent for a green card, the child has to be at least 21 years old.

A long wait, in your case!
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Q: Can I get my school loans dismissed if I file for bankruptcy?

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

While very hard to do, sometimes you can discharge student loans in bankruptcy. Many of the facts you indicate would be factors that a bankruptcy judge would consider. See a bankruptcy lawyer in your area and let them advise you if bankruptcy would be a good option. You can look on Justia for a lawyer near you. hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: Hi my question is .. should I fill bankrupt before I get married or file bankrupt together?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

If you are both going to file anyway , you can save money by filing together. One filing fee to court and most lawyers do not charge more for a married couple to file vs. a single person filing. Look on Justia for a lawyer in your area and let them review your situation and see what would be best for you both. Good luck!
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Q: I was injured during a hike but didn't realize I was on private property at the time.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

The private owner of the land will likely claim that you were a trespasser on the property. With limited exceptions, see Wis. Stat. Sec. 895.29 (3), most of which apply only to injured children, the owner of the property owes no duty of care to a trespasser.
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Q: If you're going to court for child support will placement of children change of a motion to change it hasn't been filed

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Child Custody for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 30, 2017

No, the court will base child support based on the percentage of placement as set forth in the current order.
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Q: 2014 Dodge Dart was in a collision in Feb 2017. Car is still at the body shop (May) waiting for an Upper Core Support

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 29, 2017

Contact Dodge HQ --this is truly bizarre. The Center for Auto Safely could answer your question.
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Q: Does immigration do background checks on US citizens who are applying for a green card citizenship for their wife

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 28, 2017

The only "background" check that USCIS does on the US citizen sponsor of a green card for his or her spouse is 1) to make sure that the sponsoring US citizen has enough income or assets to meet the financial requirements for signing the required affidavit of support for the spouse; and, 2) that the marriage relationship is genuine. Other than that, the US citizen sponsor can have a court record a mile long and still be eligible to sponsor his or her spouse for a green card.
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Q: Can I hire Employment Attorney from any location?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 19, 2017

The suit should be filed in the employee's city: unless the employee believes that the city or state law where employer is, is more favorable than federal law. The employee may hire any attorney that is licensed to practice in jurisdiction where the action is filed. In some states, the law permits unlicensed attorneys to represent clients in administrative proceedings related to wage-and-hour claims.
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Q: Work paying me only $9hr when supposed to be making $11hr for last 6 months. Received no pay stubs to be alerted either.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 17, 2017

The short answer is yes. As long as you can show that the employer agreed to pay $11 per hour, you are entitled to that.
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