Nicholas C. Zales’s Answers

Nicholas C. Zales

Milwaukee Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Is it unusual for a "state public defender" to be hired as a private attorney and not say there a spd?

    Answered about 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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  2. Ex boyfriend wants to take me to court to get joint physical custody

    Answered about 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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  3. Is this a conviction of a crime?

    Answered over 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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  4. Is it probable cause to be pulled over for DUI while vehicle is parked with engine is running?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Tajara Dommershausen
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It definitely could be. A car does not even have to move for an OWI citation to be issued. In this case, it apparently was. If the driver was over the limit, that's the problem. There are defenses however so I suggest contacting an attorney who concentrates in OWI law. There are plenty of them. Find one who does this all the time,. It will be money well spent.

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  5. I was engaged for 8 years, we mutually ended the relationship a year ago. He has never asked for the ring back. is it mine now?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. R. S. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Atty. Wills. It was a gift and when you offered to give it back and he did not respond that confirmed it was a gift. Sell it.

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

    Answered 20 days ago.

    1. James CW Bock
    2. Philip Zabkowicz Trampe
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Nicholas C. Zales
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  7. 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?

    Answered 20 days ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Joseph Robert Kennedy
    3. Aleksandra N Gontaryuk
    4. Margaret S. O'Connor
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  8. What type of attorney do I need?

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Peter J. Carman
    2 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney who focuses on bad faith insurance claims. There are plenty of them. It is not my area, but wish you Good luck! If you get no answer here, Google it.

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  9. If you have a permanent driveway agreement that is part of a adverse title that includes the deed can the other party block it?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. John B. Stutt
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    3 lawyer answers

    This area of law is complex. You need to speak to an attorney well-versed in easements and real estate. Eau Claire has plenty. Do a Google search or check the yellow pages. You seem to have a good claim, but this kind of thing can get tricky fast. Good luck!

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  10. What is the best way for me to get custody of my son?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Amy Boettcher
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Karyn Gimbel Youso
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to talk to a family law attorney. There are plenty here that can help you.

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