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By:  Attorney Megan Drury and Paralegal Ali Jaeger
Anyone going through a divorce will need to address multiple issues related to their finances and the property they own. When dividing marital property, a couple will need to consider all of the assets and debts they acquired during their marriage. One of the most important of these assets is the couple’s marital home. Real estate can be a significant investment, and each spouse will want to make sure they
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By: Attorney Kristen Nelson and Paralegal Rachel Sweet
A number of professions require people to obtain licenses before they can work in that field. Obtaining a professional license can be a complex process, and a person will usually need to provide documentation of education or training, and they may need to meet other requirements, such as having a certain amount of experience. Depending on the profession, there may be some issues that could affect a person’s ability to obtain
Continue Reading Can I Get a Wisconsin Professional License if I Have a Felony Conviction?

By: Attorney Jason Luczak

Law enforcement officials take drug charges very seriously. Those who are accused of possessing, selling, distributing, or transporting controlled substances may face a variety of criminal charges. The severity of these charges can vary depending on whether a person is charged with an offense at the state or federal level. In many cases, federal charges are more serious, and a conviction may result in very large fines, a lengthy prison sentence, and other consequences.
Federal
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By: Attorney Chris Strohbehn
Wisconsin residents and visitors to the state can enjoy many outdoor activities during the summer, including riding ATVs on trails in state parks or on private property. While this can be a great form of recreation, it can also be dangerous, and multiple types of accidents involving ATVs can occur. In fact, there have been nine fatal ATV accidents in Wisconsin so far in 2022. Following these types of accidents, injury victims or the surviving
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By: Attorney Megan Drury
There are a variety of financial issues that will need to be addressed during a divorce, and in some cases, one spouse may be asked to provide financial support to the other. Spousal support is not an issue that will factor into every divorce case, but it may be necessary in situations where the income earned by one spouse was used to cover most or all of the family’s living expenses. Decisions about spousal
Continue Reading What Are My Options if I Can No Longer Afford to Pay Spousal Support?

By: Attorney Jason Luczak
There are different types of offenses that are considered to be white collar crimes, and these offenses usually involve illegal activity of a financial nature. Embezzlement is a common charge in white collar criminal cases, and those who have been accused of this offense will need to understand the nature of the charges and the potential consequences of a conviction. Anyone who has been accused of a crime will want to secure legal representation
Continue Reading How Are Embezzlement Charges Handled in Wisconsin?

By: Attorney Megan Drury
In divorce and family law cases, parents may need to address a variety of issues related to child custody. While there are some cases where parents may agree on how custody of their children will be handled, disputes often arise between parents, and it can be difficult to determine the best ways to resolve these issues. In some cases, a guardian ad litem may be appointed. Parents will need to understand the role this
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By: Attorney Chris Strohbehn 
Motorcycle riders face serious dangers as a result of sharing the road with cars, trucks, and other vehicles. A motorcycle crash can cause a wide range of severe injuries, and in many situations, it is the negligence of drivers in other vehicles that causes injuries to riders. However, whether or not the rider was wearing a helmet is often a point of contention in motorcycle accident cases. In cases such as these, it is important
Continue Reading Can I Recover Damages If I Was in a Motorcycle Crash Without a Helmet?

By: Law Clerk Quron Payne
Driving a vehicle after drinking alcohol is known to be dangerous, and drivers who have a certain level of alcohol in their system may be arrested for the offense of operating while intoxicated (OWI). However, some drivers may be uncertain about how the laws in Wisconsin address driving after using recreational drugs or other controlled substances. Are there certain levels of drugs that cause a person to be considered intoxicated? What about legal
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By: Law Clerk Quron Payne
The summer months are a time when many people enjoy themselves outdoors and participate in a variety of activities. People in Wisconsin have many opportunities for fun activities, including hiking, rock climbing, boating, and swimming in lakes, rivers, and public or private pools. While most people take care to protect the safety of themselves and others while participating in activities, accidents and injuries can still occur. Victims who are injured in these situations will
Continue Reading Can I Pursue Compensation for Injuries in Recreational Activities?

By: Attorney Megan Drury
Parents may need to address issues related to child custody in a variety of situations, although this is most often a factor in divorce cases. Most of the time, parents will be able to share custody of children. Joint legal custody will allow both parents to be involved in decisions about how their children should be raised. Shared physical custody (known as physical placement in Wisconsin) will ensure that children will be able to spend
Continue Reading When Are Child Custody Restrictions Appropriate in Family Law Cases?

By: Attorney Megan Drury
Many people consider marriage to be a partnership. When a couple gets married, they will often combine their finances, and the income they earn and the property they purchase will be considered to be jointly owned by both spouses. Even if a couple wishes to keep their finances separate, they will need to be aware that any property they acquire during their marriage will generally be considered marital property. This property will need to be
Continue Reading How Will a Prenuptial Agreement Affect a Couple’s Property and Finances?

By: Attorney Cameron Weitzner and Paralegal Rachel Sweet
Marijuana use has become more and more accepted in the United States over the past several years. Several states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and a total of 37 states allow the drug to be used for medicinal purposes. Because marijuana has been found to provide many benefits for patients, people in Wisconsin may be looking to use the drug. However, it is important to understand the current laws regarding
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For most parents, the possibility of their children suffering harm is one of the worst things to contemplate. Parents do everything they can to keep their children safe, but it is impossible to watch them every second of every day. When parents leave their children in someone else’s care, they expect those people to provide the same level of protection while also meeting the children’s needs. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and children can sometimes suffer serious injuries
Continue Reading What Are Parents’ Options When Children Suffer Daycare Injuries?

By: Attorney Jorge Fragoso and Law Clerk Quron Payne
Numerous actions may cause a person to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense, and the penalties they may face will depend on the specific laws they are accused of violating and the harm that was done to their alleged victims. While there are many different ways to categorize criminal offenses, many crimes can be divided into two broad groups: crimes against persons and crimes against property. The latter
Continue Reading What Are the Consequences for Property Crimes in Wisconsin?

By: Attorney Christopher Strohbehn and Paralegal Ruth Campos
While motor vehicle collisions of all types can be serious, motorcycle accidents are especially likely to result in severe injuries. Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection, and they can suffer severe bodily harm if they are struck by a car or truck, thrown from their motorcycle, or make contact with the ground or other obstacles. Most motorcyclists recognize this danger, and they make every effort to protect themselves, including
Continue Reading What Types of Injuries Can Affect Motorcycle Accident Victims?