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  • Do I have a legal right to renegotiate my employment contract?

    Employer is denying to pay benefits stated in contract. Did not include pay status or how was being paid.

    Nick’s Answer

    You could try to renegotiate your contract though there is no "right" to that. Have an employment law attorney help you consider your options.

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  • If I was married for 2 years can my wife get allomany.

    She always worked but I made majority of money.

    Nick’s Answer

    Different judges have different opinions but generally 8+ years is when judges start looking at maintenance awards. Judges increasingly are loathe to give long-term maintenance awards except in cases when spouses objectively gave up careers to support their working spouses.

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  • I'm I entitle of settlement that my sons father is receiving.

    My sons was born with birth defect Spinabefida he died when he was 11. My sons father I was told by my daughter is going to receive a settlement (she read the lettler) from US Marines Corps because my sons father was station on Marine Corps shi...

    Nick’s Answer

    If the settlement is with the estate of your deceased son, then the funds would be distributed to his heirs. If the settlement was (partially at least) with the son's father for his loss as a father, then the money would go to him. The settlement might be split between the two of them.

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  • Does "falsifying display of plates" count as a legal stance of suspicion especially if the same officer has cited one before?

    I owned a vehicle, and the title was a lost title, so I was unable to register it, because of this, I simply used my old plates from a previous vehicle I owned. I was cited multiple time for false display of plates by the same officer, I then proc...

    Nick’s Answer

    There was recent Supreme Court case law on this question, I believe. You would realistically need an attorney to help you do the research and make the argument. Hire an attorney ASAP to help you.

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  • What is the statute requirement for reopening a case

    what is the statute requirement for reopening a case

    Nick’s Answer

    I agree with the other response. Often judges will want to know that there was an excusable reason you didn't do whatever you should have done to avoid a judgment AND that if the court lets you reopen the case there is some good reason to think the case would turn out differently.

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  • How does changing your name after marriage work?

    I know this should be a no brainer... But how does my last name change to my husband's last name after marriage in wisconsin? The marriage license ask for my current (maiden) name, so how will the state know i wish to change it? Our officient is...

    Nick’s Answer

    The marriage license or other documents you fill out I believe have a place to put in your new name.

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  • Im court ordered to take a paternity test. should i worry and wiil court take advantage of me.

    i filed a motion to establish paternity. i have no money to hire a lawyer. should i be worried. do i have protected rights if im rhe dad.

    Nick’s Answer

    You have rights and responsibilities if you are a parent, yes. You will very likely be able to establish some kind of a parenting relationship with the child sooner than later unless there are good reasons a court might not allow a parent to have contact with his/her child. You will probably be required to submit to the Wisconsin child support guidelines for the child based on whatever placement schedule the court adopts and you will be financially and morally responsible for the upbringing of the child to some extent. The court will have no way to take advantage of you except if you mean that in the sense that you might not like the placement schedule adopted by the court and corresponding child support order. Getting an attorney might be a good idea here. Family law, especially regarding placement of kids and child support, is an emotionally fraught area of law and having someone guide you through the process, advocate for for you, and help you keep perspective is usually very valuable.

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  • Can civil action be taken against a therapist for failure to diagnose and/or inadequate notes?

    My husband died of an apparent suicide in the weeks after he requested the need for additional help from his therapist. His mother also wrote his therapist stating he "should not be left alone." After my husband's death, I requested his medical ...

    Nick’s Answer

    I'm sorry for your loss. You will want to meet with malpractice attorneys to get their sense of whether your case has merit or not.

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  • Will an attorney be able to help me?

    I need to get out of an abusive relationship. We just signed a 2 year lease, I bought a car in my name for partner to drive, he has been making monthly payments on car, but recently found out his license is revoked and he refuses to get insurance ...

    Nick’s Answer

    You should consult with a family law attorney about your situation and what your best options are.

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