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  • My great grandmother left my father and i, along with others money from her will. Will i get his share?

    My great grandmother left my father and i, along with others money from her estate. My question is, my father passed away 3 yeas ago, i was told i may get his share since I'm the only child of his, how long should it take before we get our share...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    Without reviewing the will, it is difficult to say for sure. Has it gone through probate?

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  • Are defamation/slander lawsuits ever based upon % based when won lawsuit?

    this is such a slam dunk I wish I were a attorney

    Maxwell’s Answer

    What are the facts? Typically, no, but -based on the facts - sometimes yes.

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  • Is it legal for an employer to take back pay that, at the time, had been agreed upon?

    My husband's employer recently stopped paying callback pay when they are called in after hours. Now the employer wants to take back all callback pay paid out to him over the last 3 years.

    Maxwell’s Answer

    That is improper. Have you considered hiring an Attorney to assist? If so, what are your hesitations?

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  • Can a lawyer or organization help with this employment classification/ pay issue?

    At the time of hire in 2013, I was classified as a Housing Specialist II. At the beginning of 2015 we received a pay increase. I got a letter in the mail stating what my new pay rate would be. On the letter it said my position was classified as jo...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    No. If you were paid less than your title amount, you may have a pay-claim. Do you suspect that the lesser pay related to you being a member of a protected class (eg age, race, gender, etc.)? If so, why do you believe so?

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  • Employer retaliation or not?

    I'm working for Manpower in Wisconsin. I told my employer five weeks ago that my last day would be on July 11th because I'm going to college. Since then I have been laid off and Manpower claims my current work site has me on a layoff. Other wor...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    Were you terminated for opposing discrimination in the workplace?

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  • Is there a statute of limitations on how long I can convert a DWD Administrative award decision into a judgment in circuit court

    I was awarded money by an administrative judge in a discrimination case in 2011. The respondent never paid the money. I need to hire counsel, but I was wondering if the order has expired already.

    Maxwell’s Answer

    The statute of limitations to collect on a judgment in Wisconsin is 10 years. I would have to verify that an ERD judgment is also 10 years. It makes sense to sit down with a lawyer for this, as there will be no cost to you (most do same for a contingency fee). And, of all the cases I've successfully negotiated in this arena, I can tell you that a favorable judgment goes a long way. Do you have any further questions?

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  • Where can I find someone to help me find a lawyer? Getting a divorce

    I have been married for almost 13 yrs, I have been searching for someone to help me and can't find anyone, I don't have a lot of money. Myself and my oldest child have been through domestic violence. When I call the police they don't even help. I ...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    I understand you're looking for an affordable attorney. What are the other parameters?

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  • How do I collect on a judgement issued by a WI Equal Rights Administrative Judge?

    I was discriminated against in the work place and ended up receiving an ERD judgement. My former employer has not satisfied the judgement after 4 years. Is there a way I can docket it in circuit court? Can I do it myself, or do I have to hire an a...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    I would strongly recommend having an Attorney help you with this. What's the amount of the judgment? Depending on the amount, an attorney may be willing to accept a small percentage rather than something more substantial.

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  • My ex-husband is selling the home we owned together while we were married. How do I get the percentage of any profits agreed on?

    My ex-husband is selling the home we owned together while we were married. I am still listed on the deed and mortgage. He was suppose to refinance or sell the home after 5 years, he did not. Our marriage settlement agreement indemnifies me stating...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    In all likelihood, you would want to have an agreement drawn up to verify that monies will go to you upon sale. For same, you would typically want to hire an Attorney. Many Attorneys will work on a reasonable hourly rate for something like this, however.

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  • Who should I go to

    I was promised a raise back in October of 2014 and finally got it 2 weeks ago at most, then when I wanted my money back I was terminated for pretty much any reason they could come up with...

    Maxwell’s Answer

    Do you believe you were terminated as a retaliation for reporting internally that monies were not being returned to you? If so, do you believe monies were withheld for a discriminatory reason (e.g. based on age, race, gender)? Thank you.

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