Nicholas C. Zales’s Answers

Nicholas C. Zales

Milwaukee Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Planning to file chapter 7 next week. Can we stop the auto-withdrawal payments ($500mo) that will happen again tomorrow? How?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Edward W. Harness
    3. R. S. Missimer
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5 lawyer answers

    Unless you are filing pro se, which I do not recommend, have your attorney deal with these folks ASAP. Good luck!

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Hi, I am in need of help I have gotten a card (Business card size) in my mailbox.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Zachary J. Kluck
    3. Celia R Reed
    3 lawyer answers

    I think someone wants to serve you with a summons and complaint for a lawsuit. Check CCAP to see if anyone has filed a lawsuit against you.

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  3. Do I need a new attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Jane E Probst
    3. Jason Todd Studinski
    3 lawyer answers

    If you want a divorce the judge will not make you go the route of separation. Those can be converted to divorces after a year anyway. If you want a divorce you are entitled to one. Why be stuck tied to someone you don't want to be married to. His post-divorce financial situation is his problem, not yours.

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  4. My wife just left me after 15 years of marrige.. should she have to pay some kind of maintenance fee

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    In a divorce your marital assets will be divided equally. As for maintenance, that is up the court whether either party should receive it, in what amount and duration. So your wife could receive maintenance from you. Get yourself a lawyer as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  5. I've been divorced for 2 yrs & waived alimony. I never worked while married but do now. I am being laid off. Can I get alimony?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. R. S. Missimer
    3. Anna Gray Carpenter
    3 lawyer answers

    No. Once you waived maintenance in your divorce you are barred from requesting it. It is possible to seek relief from the judgment under sec. 806.07 of the Wisconsin Statutes on the grounds you were coerced but that is a very long shot.

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  6. Is shoplifting a criminal offence if you got a municipal citation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. John Scott Swimmer
    4. Michael R Crosner
    4 lawyer answers

    A municipal ordinance violation is not a criminal law matter. So you may truthfully answer "none."

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. I was never informed i was even being sued or that i even had a court date this is all wrong how do i get it cleared up

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    1 lawyer answer

    You want to speak to a local attorney who can file a motion for relief from judgment under section 806.07 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. Public Defender not representing my son

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    3. Michael C. Witt
    4. Chad Russell Thomas
    5. Rebecca Lynne Melone
    5 lawyer answers

    If the communication between your son and his attorney is not good then you would want to request a new public defender. I think they do an excellent job for the most part but are often overworked. Still, if you lack faith in this attorney ask for a new one.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. Do I have any chance of getting out of a parking ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Herbert C. Liebmann IV
    2 lawyer answers

    They do wacky things with parking. Challenge it if you think it is worth the time and effort.

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  10. Default judgement awarded in Small Claims. There is a motion to vacate due to a claim that the name is wrong in the complaint.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas C. Zales
    2. Randy T. Enochs
    3. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a common problem. You really should have an attorney helping you resolve it.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer