Nicholas C. Zales’s Answers

Nicholas C. Zales

Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. My apartment manager is taking pictures of me and my friends, and keeps coming up to me asking me for coke and weed!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory J. Jerabek
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Jason Todd Studinski
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree. Stay away from this person at all costs!

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  2. Does business insurance cover Fraud by employee/shareholder

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    3 lawyer answers

    Atty. Potter is correct. It all depends upon the precise language in the insurance policy. You need a lawyer versed in reading insurance policies in business situations.

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  3. Divorce property pertaining to pets?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Jane E Probst
    3. Elizabeth Lorraine Elliott
    3 lawyer answers

    It seems to me that you own the dog and the breeder needs to share any contract with you. I hope you don't owe any money on this pet. Good luck!

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  4. I recently filed for contempt of court against my sons father for talking negatively about me. What can happen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Jane E Probst
    2 lawyer answers

    Contempt of court applies only to the violation of a court's orders. Unless the court ordered you two to not say anything bad about each other, you will not prevail on a contempt motion. If it did you may. Good luck!

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  5. I believe im over paying in support. The mother refues to let me see my child and the court ordered joint custody

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Teri M. Nelson
    3. Laura A. Stack
    3 lawyer answers

    Filing a motion to have the amount of support you pay reduced is not that expensive. I offer free consultations. Give me a call. You could save a lot of money by going to court and asking for a modification in the amount you pay each month.

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  6. I am getting a divorce, my husband requested to meet my new partner. The GAL rec. it but do I have any legle obligation to do it

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    1 lawyer answer

    No, you have no legal obligation to do this. I assume he just wants to make sure she is not a kook or a fanatic. Meeting someone is nice but in your case is not required. While I try and and make GALs happy when I can, sometimes I can't because of situations like yours. Good luck.

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  7. How much can attorney bill me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony A. Ferrante
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    2 lawyer answers

    You may well be liable to pay $2,500 depending upon the work done but not yet billed. As for phone calls, all attorneys treat those differently. How long can it take to listen to a phone message? A minute? However, he/she may have a minimum billing increment where listening to phone calls constitutes 1/10th of an hour. You are in a tough spot. I suggest getting another attorney to negotiate with this one if he/she is not responsive to your requests for an invoice. Give me a call. I have been...

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  8. Is it unusual for a "state public defender" to be hired as a private attorney and not say there a spd?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Tajara Dommershausen
    3. Christopher L. Strohbehn
    4. Amanda Elizabeth Lee
    4 lawyer answers

    The private bar takes on cases the SPD cannot handle for various reasons. They are still private attorneys even though they take these SPD cases. It sounds like a good thing to me as she has more experience than a purely private lawyer who never takes any SPD cases would have.

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  9. Ex boyfriend wants to take me to court to get joint physical custody

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are within two years of the initial custody and placement order, he will have a very difficult time proving a change is necessary to protect the physical or emotional best interests of your child. So if you object, and you should with the help of counsel, simply moving in with his parents and freeloading off of them is no basis for a change in the current order. He most likely wants primary placement and to stop paying child support. Because you never know what a court will do, you...

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  10. Is this a conviction of a crime?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark P. Maciolek
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Ryan J. Harrington
    4 lawyer answers

    A municipal ordinance violation is a civil matter. It is not a crime and therefore you can answer "no."

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