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  • Do I need my husbands concent to let someone watch our baby more then a few days?

    I gave my friend permission to watch my husband and my baby for a week or 2 My husband found out and told me it is against the law for me to give someone permission to watch our baby for more then few days with out his concent also

    Nicholas’s Answer

    An answer to your questions would require a deeper understanding of the relationship between you and the other parent, procedural history of your case and the order currently in effect. Unless the Court order states that you must obtain consent, you are not obligated to obtain it from the father. However, depending on the circumstances, I can see an argument that this obtaining of "childcare" was a matter of legal custody and you and the ex have joint custody, there may be an argument that the ex claim that you violated "joint legal custody" by not making the decision jointly with that parent. Also, depending on the circumstances, if this issue was brought before the Court, the Court may be inquisitive as to why placement was not offered to the other parent before utilization of third-party care. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area for an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this issue. I hope this helps.

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  • Am I able to add interst to overdue payments from my ex-husband? He has failed to pay me over $4,000 as stated in our divorce.

    I would like to understand my options to have my ex-husband repay me money ordered in our divorce which includes marital and our son's medical bills. He continues to refuse payment.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    An answer to your question depends on what the obligation to pay you was for in the judgment. If the obligation was in the nature of support (maintenance, child support, variable costs), you have an argument that the amount should be collecting interest at the rate of .5% month or 6% per year. This amount used to be 1% or 12% per year, but was recently reduced. If the money ordered to be paid to you was in the nature of property settlement, you have a claim that the amount unpaid at maturity is accruing 1% per month plus prime interest rate (a lot more than for support). See Wis. Stats. sec 814.04(4). Keep in mind that interest is not compounded for either scenario - you do not get to collect interest on the interest. Contact an experienced family law and/or collection attorney in your area for further information. I hope this helps.

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  • Hi i married a nigeran man and just found out that he has a nigerian wife now what i need to know is my marrage void

    need to know if we are married we married in nigeria and there they can have more than one wife. we love each other very much and want to be married so i need to know what we can do

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You need to find out when his marriage to the other woman occurred. If the marriage to the other woman took place before yours, you need to determine whether that marriage was lawful as well. If he was married prior to your marriage to him and that previous marriage was lawfully commenced and has not been lawfully terminated, you can obtain an annulment.

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  • What are the odds of my ex getting 50/50 placement?

    My ex is threatening to go for 50/50 placement "so he doesn't have to pay child support". The only reason he wants this placement is to get out of paying child support, and I have saved text messages of him saying so. I do not want my daughter sta...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Determining what is in the best-interests of your child requires a comprehensive analysis of your case (if this is post-judgment) and of your specific facts. You indicate that he works third shift - this is not conducive 50/50 placement arrangement, provided that you don't also work third shift; but without more information, it is impossible to give you an assessment of the strengths/weaknesses of the case. Feel free to call my office at (920) 459-8490 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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  • Objection to Moving Out of State with my children... I NEVER got a letter from ex. He sent "copy" to court, mediation ordered.

    Per WI Statue I mailed my ex a certified letter with my intent to move out of state with our kids. I gave court a copy along with proof he was served. He has 15 days to respond to me with an objection (through certificated mail I thought) & give c...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Wis. Stats. sec 767.481(2)(b) states "if the parent who is proposing the move or removal receives a notice of objection under paragraph (a) within 20 days of sending notice under sub. (1)(a), the parent may not move with or remove the child...". Firstly, you must wait until 20 days have passed after you sent the notice, not 15. Secondly, his objection does not need to be by certified mail, only that you receive it within 20 days of when you sent your notice. If you do not receive his written objection within 20 days of when you sent your notice, the statute allows you to move/relocate pending a resolution of matter by the court. However, this does not mean that the court does not have the authority to order the child's return. I hope this helps.

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  • I have been living with my mother all year due to financial problems. Can she kick me out w.o notice?

    I'm in my 20's and live with my mother in a home she owns. Utilities are in my name I pay them as well as buy food for the household. My mother and I had a disagreement the other day and she told me I have to move out of the house. I have a job b...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Since your home is in your mother's name, yes, she can kick you out - but not in the way that you may think. You are techincally a "tenant". Your "rent" is payment of the utilities. Your mother could file an action to evict you from the property if you were to stay in the home after receiving a 14 day notice of termination of tenancy. You have a temporary right to occupy the premises, but that can be severed by the owner of the property. I hope this helps.

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  • What to do ? Per MSA I get to claim my child. Received a letter from IRS about my child being claimed twice.

    Per MSA I am the parent that can claim him as a dependent and my ex claimed head of household. I received an letter from IRS saying that he has been claimed on another filling. (I am assuming my ex). What are my options

    Nicholas’s Answer

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    Contact the IRS and advise them that under the terms of the divorce order you are the person allowed to claim the child as a dependent. The IRS will then go after the ex to have him amend his return.

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  • Should I seek legal advice to be prepaired?

    My husband has been going back and forth about whether or not he wants to stay married after i have repeatedly tried working it out with him after his infidelities. I do not feel it is fair for me to continie to keep fighting for someone who is no...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    At a minimum, you should consult an experienced divorce attorney in your area for analysis of your specific facts so that you can see what affects a divorce would likely have on your legal rights and obligations.

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  • Would like to move children out of state

    there is no divorce or custody process in place or filed yet...wanted to know what kind of legalities I could be facing for moving my children out of state against my husband's wishes

    Nicholas’s Answer

    There is nothing prohibiting you from moving out-of-state with the children. Once an action for divorce is commenced, you are prohibiting from moving out-of-state or more than 150 miles from the other party unless you have permission of the Court. Until then, nothing stops you from moving. I caution all of my client's, however, to keep in mind that unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason to justify the relocation, the Court in the divorce action can order the return of the children and may be considerably displeased with the parent who relocated. You should speak to an experienced family law attorney in your area before you relocate. I hope this helps.

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  • A girl had proposed me 2 years back..she told me that she was my fan..and messaged me every day..i didn't care about it in the b

    a girl had proposed me 2 years back..she told me that she was my fan..and messaged me every day..i didn't care about it in the beginning but when I didn't reply she told that she will commit suicide.from then on I used to talk to her meet her..etc...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I don't know how much help a lawyer can give you as the situation you describe does not give rise to any legal issues. By your statement of facts, you have no legal obligation to support or care for this individual. You may wish to consult someone such as a therapist or pastor for guidance on how to exist this relationship.

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