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  • La Crosse County, Wisconsin Small Claims Procedure

    Gather your Information Bring all your records together and speak to any witnesses you have before you file the action. Once the case is filed you are out your filing fee money and you don't want to

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  • What to do if you suspect timber trespass/timber theft in Wisconsin

    A victim's guide to what to do when timber trespass or timber theft is suspected.

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  • Lookback requirements for filing a new Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Determine the date of filing on your first bankruptcy Petition You will need to look at your old records or have an attorney look up your old bankruptcy Petition filing date through PACER (the federa

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  • 2010 Federal Estate Tax Summary (effective as of 6/28/2010)

    Introduction As part of the Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (TRRA) of 2001, federal estate tax rates decreased from a high of a 55% marginal rate in 2003 down to 45% in 2009 and then, in 2010, to 0%. The lifetime estate tax exclusion amount, the amount of lifetime giving by an in...

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  • Why did my Wisconsin probation / parole / extended supervision agent do that?

    A disproportionate share of questions on avvo focus on the actions of Wisconsin Department of Corrections community supervision agents act in the way they do and on whether the actions of the agents are legal or not. As an attorney practicing criminal defense law, I often find an...

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  • How can I find local court rules in Wisconsin?

    You may know the relevant substantive law about your case and you may know the facts and even the relevant statutory procedural law. However, sometimes there are additional local court rules which could potentially impact your case. Whether you are an attorney or a pro se (unrepr...

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  • Are funds in my bank account ("depository account") exempt from garnishment and execution in WI?

    So you have a judgment against you and you are concerned about a creditor trying to garnish your bank account. In Wisconsin, depository accounts are exempt from garnishment and exemptions but only to the extent those accounts are used for personal use (as opposed to business use...

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  • What To Do If You Suspect Your Medical/health Record Confidentiality Has Been Breached

    Uh oh - how did that person know that private information about my health? Health care providers - clinics, hospitals and other entities - are run by people. Yes there are computers and other techno

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  • What Does Wisconsin's Dog Bite / Dog Attack Law Say?

    The purpose of this guide is to explain to dog owners and dog bite victims what the Wisconsin dog bite statute, W.S.A. section 174.02, says.

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  • When and how can I recover attorney's fees in Wisconsin?

    The Wisconsin State Legislature has adopted rules governing when and to what extent a party to litigation is entitled to recover attorney's fees from the other party. This is an oversimplification, but Wisconsin generally follows what is known as "the American Rule", meaning the ...

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