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Steffanie Ann Walczak

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  • Domestic and battery.

    Got into a fight with my girlfriend, in a car on the side of the road, someone from there house said they seen me hit her, can I get out of these charges if she comes to court with me saying that I never got her and what the guy saw was wrong?

    Steffanie’s Answer

    First, don't post about the situation online where prosecutors and cops can see what you have written. Hire a defense attorney to represent you as soon as possible.

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  • My bf was arrested last week for a domestic for pushing a vacuum over while we were arguing. My son got scared and called 911.

    My son was in the garage and my daughter was by the kitchen. The report the office wrote says my kids were hiding in the closet and bf smashed the vacuum against the wall. Now my bf is facing 3 months in jail or revocation from p.o., this is the s...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    Your boyfriend needs a defense attorney. Make sure his attorney knows your version of events.

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  • Do I need to provide my ex with an insurance card if I cover the children?

    I live in wisconsin

    Steffanie’s Answer

    Double check your last court order because often courts include a provision that each parents has a copy of the insurance card for the kids. Also, more often than not, uninsured medical expenses are split 50/50 by the parents. If the other parent does seek medical care for the kids and it doesn't get submitted to insurance (especially if they go to an out of network provider), you end up paying more because insurance isn't getting applied to the charges.

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  • Can my ex wife try and get me back in court if we have no children and I have fallowed our marriage settlement agreement?

    I have recently just went through a divorce I had 30 days to give back an old water pump and a fishing pole after the final court date. When I put the water pump in my ex wife's car it leaked oil and now she is trying to say that she is going to t...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    She may try to file a contempt action for failure to comply with the divorce decree, but just because she files something doesn't mean it actually has any merit. It sounds like you complied with the terms of the agreement. Her argument about damage to the car doesn't really have anything to do with the divorce decree so it wouldn't make any sense for her to address it as post-judgment issue.

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  • What is the next step of the court when the other party does not comply with GAL?

    GAL was appointed for our daughter in regard to a motion i set forth for primary custody. The initial 120 days has past and i met with the GAL. GAL advised the other party did not respond with paperwork and is not returning phone calls. A hearing ...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Boettcher. Get an attorney to represent you on this matter so that you can get placement changed in your favor.

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  • How can I gain guardianship of my cousins?

    My Aunt has been arrested on charges of child abuse/neglect and will be serving a 6-9 months sentence. She has 5 children and I just wanted to understand how it is she still gets to make decisions as to where her children should be placed, even f...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    It sounds like the children are the subjects of a CHIPS (Child in need of protection/services) matter. Is a biological father available to take placement? If so, he will likely get placement of the kids. If he is not available, the social worker will start looking for appropriate family members and foster home options for when the mother is in custody. Get in contact with the assigned social worker. Make it known to him/her you are a family member that is willing to take placement. If the social worker agrees, you'll be vetted by the county department of children and families to make sure the placement is appropriate. You may also need to become certified as a foster parent depending on the circumstances.

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  • Are there lawyers that do probono for a speeding ticket if don't have money to afford a lawyer?

    Got a speeding ticket for going 72 in a 55 construction zone but I stepped on the gas when I seen the 65 at end of zone my speedomiter said i was going about 68 and got pulled over at end of zone right by the 65 sign I was following traffic speeds...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    While having an attorney to advocate for you is usually the best course of action, it's not uncommon for recipients of traffic tickets to negotiate for themselves in Milwaukee County. It may mean you need to attend more than one court hearing though. Also, did you know that Marquette University Law School has a free legal clinic? You could try to get a spot at one of the clinics. You would have the opportunity to speak with a volunteer attorney and a law student about how to handle this ticket.

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  • What can I do?

    I was involved in an domestic incident. The gentleman I was in a relationship with was arguing with me which in return triggered a ptsd episode. I gave a statement that was not true. I understand that I may be looking at trouble for this. I just d...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    First, don't post anymore details about this in any private of public forum. Consult with an attorney before you make any statements to law enforcement. You could be charged with a crime for making a false statement. The district attorney's office has the ultimate decision making authority in charging decisions, so just because you could be charged, doesn't mean you will be charged. Protect yourself first and foremost, contact an attorney.

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    Company has withheld pay and promised company promised shares. Many relocated to help this company, including myself. Company had funding pulled by investors due to mismanagement.

    Steffanie’s Answer

    I tagged your question as business and employment law as questions with no tags sometimes go unnoticed on Avvo. Please note that I don't I don't practice in either of the areas. It would be a good idea to contact an attorney near you for a consult. Many law offices offer free consultations over the phone or in person. Use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" tool to help get your search started. You'll be able to give more details about your situation and they can tell if you have a case they believe is worth taking up. Best of luck!

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  • Can my husband who is incarcerated adopt my child?

    My oldest daughters father has a life sentence and will never get out of jail. I since have been married to my husband for a year, and has been in my daughters life since she was 5 months old. I want my husband to adopt her however he is currently...

    Steffanie’s Answer

    Your best course of action is to contact a local family law attorney. Many offer free consults over the phone or in person. Your husband will have difficulty completing the pre-adoption requirements while he is still incarcerated. It doesn't mean that it can't happen, but the process would likely run much smoother when he is out of custody.

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