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When Can White Collar Crimes Lead to State or Federal Charges?
 Posted on February 19, 2024 in White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes generally consist of non-violent offenses that are committed in business or professional settings. These offenses may involve deceit, fraud, or illegal financial transactions for personal gain. Depending on the circumstances of a case, white collar crimes may be prosecuted at either the state or federal level. Understanding how different types of offenses may be handled,
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Posted on February 08, 2024 in Medical License Defense
Drinking and driving is a serious offense, and it can have severe legal consequences. In Wisconsin, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) is heavily penalized, and drivers can face fines, the loss of their driving privileges, and jail time in some cases. While most people understand that driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol is illegal, they may be unsure about whether they can transport alcohol in their vehicles. Specifically,
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Posted on February 07, 2024 in Family Law
Establishing paternity is the legal process of determining and confirming the identity of the biological father of a child. This may be necessary in situations where parents are not married at the time that their child is born or when there is doubt about the identity of the child’s father. Paternity can be established in several different ways, including through an agreement between the parents or through a court order following
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Posted on January 31, 2024 in Real Estate
Real estate is a complex and multifaceted field that involves numerous legal concerns, and there are a variety of reasons that disputes may occur. When conflicts arise, real estate litigation may become necessary to resolve these issues through the court system. Buyers or sellers who are involved in real estate transactions or property owners who encounter legal concerns can work with an attorney to determine their best options for resolving disputes
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Healthcare fraud is a serious offense that can result in significant penalties for medical providers. In addition to criminal charges that may lead to fines or imprisonment if a person is convicted, accusations of fraud can lead to the loss of a professional license, loss of provider status with Medicare and Medicaid, and damage to a provider’s personal reputation. If you are facing healthcare fraud charges, it is crucial to understand your rights and options for defense.
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A prenuptial agreement, which is commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a legal contract that may be entered into by two people before they get married or enter into a civil partnership. This agreement outlines the distribution of assets and liabilities in the event of a divorce or separation.

While prenuptial agreements may be used by any couple, they can be especially beneficial for couples with a high net worth. Understanding the various ways that a prenup
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Posted on January 15, 2024 in Mediation
In today’s fast-paced world, conflicts and disputes are inevitable. When individuals or businesses find themselves involved in civil disputes, they often turn to the legal system for resolution. However, civil litigation can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining.

Fortunately, there is an alternative method of resolving civil disputes that is gaining popularity: mediation. During this voluntary process, a neutral third-party mediator helps the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediation
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Posted on January 09, 2024 in DUI / OWI
Drunk driving is a serious offense that can have severe consequences. In Wisconsin, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense, and in most cases, repeat offenses are treated more severely than first-time offenses. If you have been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin for the second time, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences, and you can defend against a conviction by
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Posted on January 08, 2024 in Divorce
Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, is a common point of contention in divorce proceedings. In Wisconsin, spousal support is determined by different factors, including the length of time the couple was married, the amount of money each spouse is able to earn, and the standard of living experienced during the time the couple was married. Depending on what a spouse thinks they are owed for maintenance or
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How Is Child Support Determined When Parents Are Unmarried?
 Posted on January 02, 2024 in Family LawDuring the divorce process, a couple who has children together will need to resolve a variety of concerns related to child custody. In addition to determining where children will live, when they will spend time with each parent, and how the parents will work together to make decisions about how their children will be raised, it will also be necessary
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The rapid growth of online shopping has unfortunately led to an increase in package theft. Boxes left outside of people’s homes can prove tempting to potential thieves, especially during the holiday season when people may be purchasing expensive gifts. A person who is accused of stealing packages may face criminal charges for theft or other offenses, and if they are convicted, significant penalties may be imposed. By understanding the laws that address package theft in Wisconsin and the options
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6 Benefits of Using Mediation to Resolve Legal Disputes
 Posted on December 19, 2023 in Medical License DefenseThere are numerous situations where people or organizations may encounter legal disputes. While civil litigation may be necessary in certain situations, resolving disputes in the courtroom can be expensive and time-consuming. To resolve disputes more efficiently and effectively, parties may choose to use other methods, including mediation. An attorney who has experience working with parties to address and resolve
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The holiday season is a time when families can come together to celebrate and create lasting memories. However, for some people and families, the holidays can be a time of increased stress and tension. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to an increase in domestic violence incidents. Those who have been accused of domestic violence may face arrests and prosecution, and they will need to understand what steps they can take to address these issues and defend against criminal charges.
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A postnuptial agreement, also known as a post-marital agreement, is a legal contract entered into by married couples after they have tied the knot. While prenuptial agreements are signed before marriage, postnuptial agreements are created during the course of the marriage. A postnup can detail how the division of assets and debts will be handled if a couple chooses to divorce or separate, and it may also address other financial issues, such as whether one party will pay
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Spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, is a common issue addressed in divorce cases. The purpose of spousal support is to bridge the gap between divorcing spouses and enable the lower-earning spouse to maintain a similar standard of living after divorce.
In Wisconsin, spousal support payments are determined on a case-by-case basis by considering various factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse’s income and earning capacity, the age and health of both parties,
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Employment disputes can arise in various situations, ranging from wrongful termination and discrimination to wage and hour violations. When these conflicts cannot be resolved through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods, business litigation may be necessary to seek a resolution. Employers or employees who are involved in these types of disputes can work with an attorney who has experience in these types of cases to determine their legal options and make sure their rights will be protected.

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