When Can You Take Legal Action for Injuries That Occur to Children in Youth Sports?

Categories: personal injury

Youth Sport

Youth sports are among the leading causes of traumatic injuries during childhood. According to research, children participating in youth sports experience an estimated 3.5 million injuries “which cause some loss of time of participation” each year, and almost one third of all childhood injuries are sports-related. If your child has been injured while participating in…

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What Documents or Information Do I Need before Filing for Bankruptcy?

Categories: bankruptcy

bankruptcy

If you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, one of the first steps in the process will be to gather the documents and information you need in order to file. This information will also be useful for your initial bankruptcy consultation as your attorney will want to independently assess your eligibility and advise…

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How Does Child Support Get Determined in a Divorce?

Categories: divorce

child-support

When you go through a divorce with children in Wisconsin, you can expect child support to play a role in the process. Both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children under Wisconsin law. As a general rule, the parent with primary physical placement after a divorce will be entitled to…

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Understanding Insurance Subrogation

Categories: personal injury

In many personal injury cases, a plaintiff who is seeking to recover damages will have incurred significant medical costs during the treatment of their injuries. This may include time in an emergency room, hospital stays, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or the cost of inpatient treatment. Depending on a plaintiff’s available insurance policies, if he or…

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The Role of Substance Abuse In Wisconsin Divorces

Categories: divorce

divorce

No couple that gets married ever envisions that they will eventually face the prospect of divorce, and most couples work incredibly hard to avoid the possibility that their marriage will end in divorce. In some situations, however, even the best efforts of one spouse are not enough to keep a marriage together. Issues such as…

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Court Addresses When BAC Limit Is Triggered After DUI

Categories: criminal defense

drunk-driving

When an individual is convicted of a DUI, several different types of consequences are often imposed. First, the individual must face some sort punishment for his actions that violated the law. This typically happens through jail time, fines, or suspension of the driver’s license. Additionally, the state may impose consequences meant to deter any attempt…

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What Is Ancillary Probate And When Is It Required?

Categories: estate planning

Living trust and estate planning

Probate is the process of handling someone’s estate after their death. When a probate proceeding is opened in Wisconsin and the property is located in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin courts can handle this process and ensure that the debts of the estate are fully paid off and the beneficiaries of the estate receive the assets that…

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How Does The Right To Remain Silent Work?

Categories: criminal defense

Criminal Defense

You have no doubt heard the familiar words on your favorite TV crime show or movie: “you have the right to remain silent.” While many people understand in the abstract that they are not required to tell police officers everything, or answer all their questions without an attorney, few understand when the right to remain…

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What To Do If You Need A Restraining Order in Wisconsin

Categories: divorce

divorce

Unfortunately, there are times in marriages or other relationships where one person in the relationship becomes scared that the other may do them harm, or do harm to someone they love. This can occur during a difficult time like a divorce, or can arise in the day-to-day of normal life. Sometimes violence arises because of…

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Do I have to Pay Taxes on My Settlement or Judgment?

Categories: personal injury

settlement

In the aftermath of a victory at trial or a mediation settlement, plaintiffs may not initially consider the eventual practical implications of that settlement or judgment. A judgment for damages or settlement may be treated as taxable income by the government, depending upon the circumstances. When determining how to allocate your settlement or judgment funds,…

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