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  • Can I use duress as a defense?

    3 mos preg, ex took everything and all money and left. Labs showed a serious infection and without meds baby would die. No one could help so I used a key I still had from former employer and took enough money for meds and food after they closed. I...

    Tajara’s Answer

    You need to remove this immediately if you can...you just made a confession in a public forum. Get a lawyer, if you cannot afford one go to the public defender's office.

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  • I paid for a family law lawyer and wants to quit what can i do?

    I hired an lawyer and have not been represented in court yet and know he wants to quit. what do i do next. i cant defend myself or pay for another lawyer.

    Tajara’s Answer

    you wrote this question for a criminal case too...did you pay $2500 for both a family case and criminal one? Has a lot of work been done behind the scenes and you owe them money? why does the lawyer want to quit?

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  • Can Management take video of an employee using a cell phone without said employee's permission?

    Both my general manager and our new car sales manager have done this. I was written up before for making an audio recording of another employee being rude to me and was told then that it was illegal. Our CFO, however, believes that it is ok if it ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    is cell phone use against work policy? My guess is that it is and the manager is documenting rule violations. if you don't like the policy of the owner, get a new job.

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  • Divorced a few years ago Rec'd money from ex's pension and IRA a year later. WFA Econometrics determined amount for lawyers.

    Lawyers and ex and I signed off on the amount. Now ex is retiring and says WFA told him they paid me thousands too much and I have to pay it back, before I receive any of his pension money due to me now with his retirement. How am I responsible ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    If the order was signed by a judge (which it should be), your ex would have to go back to court and prove that what was drafted and signed was not the intent of the documents agreed to. WFA cannot just change a court order unless there is a clear drafting error (ie your martial settlement agreement said you should receive half and you received all of it).

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  • Do I need to report my tips?

    I want to work as a waitress. However, I don't know what the law is regarding the taxes on tips. I've heard my friends say that they don't report their tips because we're in Wisconsin and they're not required to. But then I've heard if you don't, ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    the IRS would say you need to report them all. Common practice is likely not to do so particularly the cash tips.

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  • I need to apply for Wisconsin State aid, but the father of my baby is not on the birth certificate. what can I do?

    He knows he's the father, but after trying to make me either get an abortion or put him up for adoption which I refused he just disappeared. He has a 6 year old daughter too and he purposely doesn't keep jobs and moves frequently because he doesn...

    Tajara’s Answer

    apply for the aid. they will attempt to find him and get him to pay child support. as long as you are cooperative, you will be eligible to apply for aid. unless there is a step parent that is willing to adopt you usually can't terminate his parental rights

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  • Can I sue for back child support?

    I'm owed thousands of dollars and feel like no actions are being take through the state.

    Tajara’s Answer

    if you aren't getting state services, it is very difficult to get child support to actively pursue your case without bugging them a lot. You don't sue, you file for contempt thru the family court action. if you think the parent is working or has assets you can get, it Is worth hiring someone. if not, it sometimes isn't worth the money trying (though you can sometimes have the satisfaction of throwing them in jail...)

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  • Does a No contact order go both ways?

    A family member was in a heated dispute with his girlfriend and was given a No Contact order. She is sending him several texts in short period of time, ie. 12 in 8 hours. Does the No Contact order go both ways.

    Tajara’s Answer

    No it does not. He should not respond but save it so if he gets charged he can use it to show she is not afraid and keeps contacting him.

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  • How involved can/should a family attorney be (not necessarily court hearings coming up) but involved for advice and prep too?

    i am going through a rough placement/custody battle. Everything is stipulated until this summer, and I have a feeling I will be getting a court date because mom will be coming after more placement time, maybe custody. Since there is presently ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    call around and talk to some attorneys in your area, it is not unusual for attorneys to do this. Attorneys can be retained for limited scope practice to help you behind the scenes as the case moves along. Some will do it hourly and some will want a retainer to sit in trust between meetings.

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  • I stole over 10,000 from walmart and just heard that in all it was about 23,000 I was told if I pay half back it could help

    I have 7,000 now and have family and friends that are willing to help with more if I was to give 15,000 back would I still go to jail ? The man told me it could help a lot after I left court today. No, I don't have money for an attorney but I was ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    GO to the Public Defender's office IMMEDIATELY tomorrow morning. take this off the internet immediately, if you can. DO not put admission on-line as they can be used against you

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