Steffanie Ann Walczak’s Answers

Steffanie Ann Walczak

Menasha Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I am a widower and have two sons that I would like to give my property to upon death. How do I do this in Wisconsin to avoid pr

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2. Daniel J. Krause
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    The best way to avoid probate is to plan ahead, so if you don't already have a will, you should have one made right away. Don't turn to a website or a do-it-yourself form because they are not tailored to the laws of Wisconsin. Instead, contact a local attorney to assist you so that you know you are getting the right will for your needs.

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  2. Can I be held in contempt of courts?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    "Reasonable placement upon reasonable notice" can be some of the most frustrating language in family law. I would be less worried about contempt and more concerned about getting a more definite and long term solution to the placement disputes. Depending on how old your current order is (must be 2 years old), it may be time to file a motion to change placement so that you can have a clearly defined placement schedule. Contact a Wisconsin family law attorney to discuss your options.

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  3. If I received a municipal citation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and pled no contest, is that considered being convicted of a crime?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael R. Cohen
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previos two attorneys that municipal citations/ordinance violation tickets are not crimes. Criminal convictions are related to misdemeanor and felony cases.

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  4. If I file for divorce, will I be able to get temporal spouse support too?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Teri M. Nelson
    2. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Nelson. There are a lot of things that you can accomplish by getting a temporary order. Talking with a local divorce attorney will help you understand the filing process and what issues can be addressed via temporary order.

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  5. Is it better to file a joint petition for divorce or better to let my wife file a individual petition?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. R. S. Missimer
    2. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous Attorney's answer. You don't have to file jointly in order to work towards a peaceful resolution. Don't let the type of petition determine the level of conflict. Meet with a local family law attorney to discuss if there is a possible maintenance claim in your case. If you are entitled to maintenance and you file jointly, you could be missing out on much needed financial support.

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  6. Divorce/laws that apply with conflict of intrest

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    The Rules of Profession Responsibility have conflict of interest rules for present and former clients. Based on the information that you provide in your question, it looks like the firm's client in the civil case was just your ex-husband. The conflict of interest rules would come into play for you only if YOU had been a client of that firm. If you believe you need assistance with post-divorce issues, like child support, contact a family law attorney in your area.

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  7. Whats Breaking a no contact order?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Gregory J. Jerabek
    2. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Jerabek. Typically a no contact order means that he can't contact you, directly or indirectly, by any means of communication.

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  8. Will my husbands probation be revoked for misdemeanor domestic battery if he is on probation in ca, but transferred to wi?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately, there is no way to predict exactly what will happen in this type of situation. Could he be revoked? Yes. His agent has the discretion to make that call and will likely base it on a number of factors that aren't included in your questions. The agent does have the option of proposing an Alternative to Revocation (ATR) which would give your husband the opportunity to get treatment. This is also something that he can discuss with his attorney and it could be proposed before/at the...

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  9. Daughter was involuntarily committed to Detox for Alcohol

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    1 lawyer answer

    Without more information about the type of "hold" it's hard to tell exactly how long your daughter could be kept at the center. If she was the subject of an emergency commitment under the "Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act" she could be held for up to 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, while awaiting a hearing. If she was the subject of a commitment under Wis. Stats. 51.20, she can be held for 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, while awaiting a hearing.

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  10. Marrying within the 6 month period of divorce

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Amy Boettcher
    2. Robert C. Daly Jr.
    3. Steffanie Ann Walczak
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorneys' answers; the new marriage is void.

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