Teri M. Nelson’s Answers

Teri M. Nelson

Wauwatosa Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Sue a guardian ad litem?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Nick Passe
    3. Gregg E. Bridge
    3 lawyer answers

    No, you cannot sue a GAL. They are protected under the laws of the state of Wisconsin, similar to the fact that you cannot sue the judge or court commissioner. You can ask that she be removed and a new GAL appointed, but the courts rarely do that. It sounds as if you need to consult with an attorney.

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  2. Can my soon to be son's father take our child after he is born and raise him until i turn 18? he is only going to be 17, i am 17

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Jane E Probst
    3. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3 lawyer answers

    Until he goes to court and becomes legally adjudicated, he has no legal rights whatsoever to your child. He cannot take him anywhere without your consent or without court orders.

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  3. How can a person in wisconsin get divored and be ble to remarry in july

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Nicholas J.B. Pasquale
    3 lawyer answers

    You simply cannot do so under the laws in Wisconsin. As my colleagues have stated, there is a minimum waiting period of 120 days for a divorce that I have yet to been able to overcome in 20 years of practicing divorce. Then, following that, there is a 6 month waiting period to remarry for a valid marriage to occur. I suggest you file for divorce immediately and put off your wedding plans until you may legally do so.

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  4. Can you get a reduction in child support if your union goes on strike?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    2 lawyer answers

    If your income changes substantially through no fault of your own, you may seek relief from the court. However, you must file a motion with the court as soon as it happens as the court cannot go back and change your order after the fact. Our office handles these types of matters and offers free initial consultations. If you are interested, please call us at 414-258-1644 to schedule an appointment. Good luck to you.

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  5. My ex-wife agreed to change high schools for our teenage daughter. This was a verbal agreement in the presence of our attorneys.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Jay Bodzin
    2 lawyer answers

    It isn' t binding but as joint custodian you have the right to have an equal say in schools. Unfortunately, the courts tend to favor the status quo. Since you have or had an attorney, you should discuss your options with him/her.

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  6. What is a divorce case study vs. custody trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Jane E Probst
    2 lawyer answers

    You should consult with an attorney right away. Every county is different. Some counties conduct custody studies through the county upon request. I am unsure if Kenosha is one of those. If not, there are very few private social workers who do them. At a custody trial, you will be able to present all of your evidence and the judges decides the case. However, the recommendation of the GAL is given great deference. It is very difficult to win a custody trial over the recommendation of a GAL...

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  7. PLEASE HELP!!! Can i hold my child if his father refuses to take our son on his day?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is whether a placement order is "all or nothing" and the answer is no. It is pretty selfish of him to not take him when he is sick and let you have to do all of the hard work. In any future court actions, this will work against him. However, if he wants to pick him up at any time during his court ordered placement, he is free to do so. That is his scheduled time. If you have issues with how your placement arrangement is working, you should talk to an attorney about going back...

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  8. Does a child support hearing also discuss visitation? and can the father get visitation if he moves to tx and i live in wi ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    1 lawyer answer

    If your hearing is to establish paternity and/or the terms, then all issues can be discussed including visitation. However, if you don't agree, then the court will appoint a Guardian ad Litem for your child who will do an investigation and come up with a recommendation that is in her best interests. If he is the one moving, it would normally be his responsibility to either come here to visit or do the transportation. Given her young age, he most likely will need to come back here to visit...

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  9. My fiance and I are getting married and we are each going to do a prenup. Do we each need to get our own attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Regina Powers Hunter
    2. Teri M. Nelson
    3. John B. Stutt
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You should. In the future, your pre-nup would be more likely to be upheld if you both have your own attorney. You should also make sure you both make an absolutely complete financial disclosure to each other as well.

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  10. If you leave your house at the age of 18?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Christopher L. Wiesmueller
    2 lawyer answers

    Technically, most of the items in your home are probably owned by your parents except for your personal items or items you have purchased yourself. If you take your clothing, mementos, jewelry, personal items, etc. (i.e. things in your room), it most likely will not be a problem. The only option your parents would have would be to call the police or to sue you and in those cases, no one is going to fault you or do anything to you for taking those types of things. However, if you start...

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