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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • Caught shoplifting and have court what happens and what are consequences?

    Im 15 and was caught at Shopko shoplifting total of $35 (mascara, eyeliner and a chain) and have court. Its my first charge ever, and don't have a history of anything, and I've been beating myself up about it. I just want to know what are possiab...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It depends. If this is a municipal ordinance violation charge it would not be a crime. All you would have to do is pay a fine. If not, you would have a criminal record and that would be harmful for your future. Nevertheless, it should teach you a good lesson. Stealing seems tempting but the consequences can be brutal. I agree, talk this over with your parents and follow their advice.

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  • Is a prenuptial good if he made me sign the day before the wedding? He had an attorney and I didn't I could not afford one.

    he had me at his attorney's office the day before our wedding which I already had it all paid for to sign a prenuptial agreement and I just want to know if it is valid in the state of Wisconsin being one day prior to the wedding with no legal repr...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/2013/11/enforcement-of-prenuptial-agre.html

    Whether a pre-nup is valid is a very complex matter involving many factors you have not listed. The link above will give you some basics, but only an attorney with experience in prenups can give you a real answer. There are many excellent counsel here on AVVO who can help. I can only get you started. This is the leading case on the validity of prenups. Often, they are found invalid where one party failed to disclose all assets. Button v Button: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5855188636420960407&q=In+re+the+marriage+of+Button&hl=en&as_sdt=6,50 Good luck!

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  • What does 625 ILCS 5/ stand for or mean ? on a illinois ticket

    any answers ?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=1815&ChapterID=49 It appears to apply to an abandoned vehicle. Check the code for yourself. Good luck!

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  • Under Wisconsin statute section 765.03(2), it is unlawful for any person divorced in this state, or anywhere in the world.

    Is there actual case law, where a person got remarried in violation of the Wisconsin 6 month law? Have there been actual penalties assigned or is the marriage simply considered void? I got married 4 months into the waiting period, thinking it was...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Atty. Bock is correct. Any marriage anywhere within six months of a Wisconsin divorce is invalid. It seems like a crazy rule, but that is what it is. Good luck!

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  • I want to travel overseas, but my husband has taken my daughter's passport and does not give it to me. Is his action legal?

    I want to travel to my home country to visit my family for three weeks. my husband has kept my daughter's passport and will not give it to me. Can he do that? is there any legal action I can take?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Good question. This is not my practice area, but it may have been "stolen" and this page may help you.
    http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/lost-stolen.html
    Good luck!

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  • Does interest accrue on a govt agency monetary determination while opponent refuses to pay and continues to appeal the decision

    opponent was wrong provided evidence to govt agency govt agency ruled in our favor nearly 3 years ago opponent appealed - which was denied on Supreme Ct Level opponent than filed a Notice of Appeal to Appellate Division oppone...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Usually, interest only accrues on a judgment. If there is an appeal, there must be a final judgment.

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  • Can i get evicted for never taking my cat to vet and not having him neutered this whole time? i've been living here for 3 years

    I've been living in my apartment for 3 years and due to financial difficulty haven't been able to get my cat neutered or take him to the vet my landlord is now asking for vet recrds for my cat can i be evicted for not having vet records?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Look at your lease. Cat vet records sounds unusual, but that is the place to start.

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  • Can I get my right to own firearms back?

    I got a felony drug charge around 6-7 years ago. It was nonviolent and has been done and over with. Also my felony has held me back from getting good jobs so I wanted to know if it can be erased

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I have always believed that convicted felons cannot own or possess any firearms in Wisconsin.

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  • Do I serve a copy of 1st Amend Comp w/Motion to Amend to Defs, and is a new summons required when amend comp is served

    I plan to file a motion to file 1st Amended Complaint (AC). I know I need to file a copy of the proposed AC with the judge’s copy of the Motion to Amend. But do I serve a copy of the proposed AC on the Defs with their copy of the Motion to Amend, ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Amendments of pleadings and service of them can be a very complicated issue. If you fail to do it correctly the court may deny your request and strike the pleadings. I really think you should have a lawyer assist you. But if you want to proceed pro se, here are Michigan's rules of civil procedure.
    http://courts.mi.gov/Courts/MichiganSupremeCourt/rules/Documents/CHAPTER%202.%20CIVIL%20PROCEDURE%20%28entire%20chapter%29.pdf Good luck!

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  • What does an injunction mean in the state of R.I?

    The Rhode Island contractors board made a motion to move on an injunction. They are requesting the AGs office to do this. Does this mean a judge will stop me from working in this state as a contractor?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I do not know Rhode Island law, but, in general, a motion for an injunction requires notice and a hearing where you can respond. In certain cases, injunctions or temporary restraining orders can be issued without a hearing. I would obtain an attorney ASAP as fighting a request for an injunction pro se is very difficult. To answer your question, an injunction could well bar you from performing certain types of work and if you violate the injunction, you could be held in contempt of court. In that case, a judge could have you jailed, assess monetary penalties, pay attorney's fees or a combination of all three. Therefore, obtain counsel ASAP as injunctions are very serious matters. Good luck!

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