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Posted on May 10, 2024 in Criminal Defense
People who are accused of possessing or distributing drugs will often face criminal charges related to these substances. However, there are some cases when criminal charges may also apply to items that are related to drugs, even if no drugs are found.

Under Wisconsin law, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a criminal offense, and more serious charges usually apply if a person is accused of selling or distributing paraphernalia to
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Posted on May 06, 2024 in Divorce
Getting a divorce is likely to be a challenging process, and as you prepare for the end of your marriage, you may face both emotional and financial uncertainties. One concern you may have is whether you will be required to pay alimony, which is also known as spousal support, spousal maintenance, or simply as “maintenance.” Understanding the factors that influence maintenance decisions in Wisconsin can help you prepare for what lies
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Posted on May 01, 2024 in Drug Crimes
In many cases, people who are charged with drug crimes struggle with addiction, and they could benefit from treatment rather than penalties such as incarceration. The state of Wisconsin has recognized the impact of substance abuse on people and communities, and in some cases, it provides alternative sentencing options that will allow alleged offenders to receive treatment for drug addiction while avoiding criminal convictions.

Wisconsin has implemented Treatment Alternatives and Diversion
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Posted on April 26, 2024 in Commercial Litigation
When two or more parties have a business relationship, they must trust each other with responsibilities tied to their mutual benefit. This trust is not just foundational; it is also legally binding under what is known as fiduciary duty.

Breaches of fiduciary duty can lead to operational disruption, as well as substantial financial losses. A business that has been harmed due to this type of breach will need to understand its
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 Posted on April 24, 2024 in Theft
There are a variety of different ways to classify crimes. For example, property crimes generally involve accusations of theft or claims that someone has taken or destroyed property belonging to someone else. Violent crimes involve accusations that a person has caused harm to others or threatened to do so. However, some offenses may fall under more than one category. Robbery is one such crime, since it involves both the theft
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When parents go through a divorce, some of the most crucial issues they will need to address will be related to child custody. Most of the time, parents will have shared or joint custody of their kids, giving them both the right to be involved in major parenting decisions and ensuring that they will each have sufficient time with their children. However, sharing child custody is not just about adhering to a legal agreement; it is about
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Posted on April 09, 2024 in College Student Representation
Disciplinary proceedings that could potentially lead to expulsion can be a daunting experience for any university student. Higher education is pivotal to pursuing many opportunities and career goals, and expulsion could threaten a person’s future. Understanding how to navigate such a situation is crucial. With legal representation from an experienced attorney, a student can defend against expulsion and ensure that his or her rights and interests are upheld
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Posted on April 05, 2024 in Criminal Defense
In recent years, “organized retail crime” has been an area of concern for businesses and police agencies throughout the United States. This form of theft usually involves coordinated efforts by multiple people to steal from stores and resell stolen merchandise, often on the internet. The state of Wisconsin has taken steps to address this crime, and people who are accused of organized retail theft may face felony charges, even in situations
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For parents who are involved in family law cases, child support is likely to be a crucial issue that will need to be addressed. Child support ensures that children’s ongoing needs will be met. Payments made by one parent to the other may be used to cover regular expenses, including food and clothing, as well as housing expenses such as rent and utilities. Additional expenses may also be addressed, such as those related to education, activities, medical care, and
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Issues related to child support often play a crucial role in family law cases. The costs of raising children can be significant, and they should be shared by both parents. For those who are going through a divorce or who need to resolve child custody issues as unmarried parents, it is important to understand the methods that will be used to calculate child support under the guidelines provided in Wisconsin law. An experienced attorney can assist with these matters,
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Developers of commercial real estate will need to address a variety of legal concerns during development projects, including zoning and land use laws, special use variances, entitlements, permits, and more. Additional requirements may apply for development projects in a Milwaukee Business Improvement District (BID). Navigating the complex issues related to BIDs can be a daunting task, especially for those who may not be familiar with the procedures followed by city government agencies and officials. Understanding the intricacies
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Posted on March 15, 2024 in Drug Crimes
Offenses related to controlled substances are serious crimes in Wisconsin. The state has taken a stringent stance against the production and distribution of illegal drugs, and people who are charged with drug manufacturing may face serious penalties if they are convicted. If you have been charged with any offense related to manufacturing, producing, or distributing drugs or possessing drugs with the intent to manufacture or distribute them, you will need to
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During the divorce process, it can be difficult to unravel the financial issues that affect spouses and gain a full understanding of the income they earn and the value of the assets they share. Financial disputes can often become a contentious part of divorce proceedings, and in these situations, enlisting the help of a forensic accountant can ensure that these issues will be addressed correctly. The assistance of a financial expert can help ensure that there will be a
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Is Violating a Restraining Order a Criminal Offense in Wisconsin?
 Posted on March 06, 2024 in Criminal Defense
In Wisconsin, restraining orders are sometimes used in situations where a person is accused of engaging in domestic violence, child abuse, or stalking/harassment. While these orders are necessary in some cases to protect the safety of victims, they may be based on false accusations. However, regardless of whether a restraining order is legitimate or is used as a tactic to
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Posted on February 27, 2024 in Business Law
Debt collection is a critical issue for many businesses, as unpaid debts can significantly impact a company’s cash flow and its overall financial health. While many businesses prefer to resolve debt collection issues out of court through negotiations or payment plans, there are some cases where litigation may be necessary. Filing a lawsuit or enforcing a judgment can be a complex process, but it can ensure that the financial interests of
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 Posted on February 26, 2024 in Divorce
Divorce can be one of life’s most challenging experiences, especially when a case involves high levels of conflict. Because a divorce typically occurs when a couple’s relationship has broken down, spouses may struggle to remain civil with each other as they work to resolve the legal issues involved in dissolving their marriage. If you are in a situation where you may be unable to resolve disputes amicably, you will need to
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