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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • What is the estimated cost for getting a restraining order in Wisconsin.

    I am having trouble with a dog breeder and I want her to stop contacting me. I purchased a dog from her last July and she is still demanding how I should take care of him, food to eat, etc. She contacts me using email, text messaging and the phone...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You could get a harassment restraining order. They probably have the forms so you could do it yourself at the courthouse. Through an attorney, $500 is a rough estimate. It could be more or less. Good luck!

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  • Post conviction relief?

    I recently found out about Rule 61. When a defense attorney does not provide adequate counsel to a client, which results in the accused being misinformed when signing a plea. (In this instance.) My question is, what happens if this motion is grant...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    In Wisconsin, if a lawyer provides ineffective assistance of counsel, such as misinforming a defendant of some material matter, a motion hearing may be held and the judge may allow the plea to be withdrawn. Then there could be a trial. The drawback? A harsher sentence. The benefit, being found not guilty. What Delaware law on this is I do not know. Whether free counsel is provided I do not know either. Why not do a AVVO search for DE criminal lawyers and contact a few. Whatever you do, act quickly! Good luck!

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  • Can a ruling be appealed on a contempt hearing?

    If so, what is the time limit to do so? Thanks in advance.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Definitely, Yes! Why not do an AVVO search of appeals lawyers on AVVO in TN. I do not know the time limits, but they are usually very short, say weeks. For a contempt appeal, you want to get on it ASAP! Good luck!

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  • Can you appeal civil lawsuits such as custody issues if your the plaintiff?

    I was told in civil lawsuits defendants can only appeal if unhappy with courts decisions in small claims etc. But my question is.... can the plaintiff appeal? If so what happens next. Do you go to US supreme court ? This is regarding child cust...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    In general, any party that does not prevail in any kind of lawsuit can appeal. However, there are usually strict time limits on appeals and so you want to act quickly. Typically, a decision by a trial court is appealed to the court of appeals, not the US Supreme Court.
    Why not take a look at this AVVO web page. Good luck!
    http://www.avvo.com/child-custody-lawyer/ar/little_rock.html

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  • Need help with a appeal for SSI papers.

    It's for my son whose schizophrenia,bio polar adhd ,hear voices and has been in Wichita falls because of his mental state.

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    http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/disability-resources-texas.html http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/firm/social-security-disability/fort-worth/texas

    Very few people get SSI the first time. There are many lawyers in your area who handle such appeals. Review the links above and start making some phone calls on Monday. Good luck!

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  • I live in Wisconsin. I need to sue a lawyer from FLori da for malpractice. Florida Bar is investigating. I need restitution.

    I retained a Florida lawyer for debt reduction. The Florida attorney I retained appointed a Wisconsin attorney for the hearing. Prior to the hearing, the Wisconsin lawyer withdrew. I notified the Florida attorney who told me he found a replacemen...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about this. Your question is a doozy. It's a bit confusing. If the judgment was taken against you in Wisconsin and the garnishment action was also in Wisconsin, then your first course of action might be to hire a Wisconsin attorney to move the court to vacate the garnishment judgment or the judgment in the original action. As for legal malpractice, those cases are very expensive and difficult to win. I'm not quite sure why you went through a Florida attorney. Was the case in Florida or Wisconsin? Without more specific facts it is difficult to give you any further advice. Good luck!

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  • Caught shoplifting and have court what happens and what are consequences?

    Im 15 and was caught at Shopko shoplifting total of $35 (mascara, eyeliner and a chain) and have court. Its my first charge ever, and don't have a history of anything, and I've been beating myself up about it. I just want to know what are possiab...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It depends. If this is a municipal ordinance violation charge it would not be a crime. All you would have to do is pay a fine. If not, you would have a criminal record and that would be harmful for your future. Nevertheless, it should teach you a good lesson. Stealing seems tempting but the consequences can be brutal. I agree, talk this over with your parents and follow their advice.

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  • Is a prenuptial good if he made me sign the day before the wedding? He had an attorney and I didn't I could not afford one.

    he had me at his attorney's office the day before our wedding which I already had it all paid for to sign a prenuptial agreement and I just want to know if it is valid in the state of Wisconsin being one day prior to the wedding with no legal repr...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/2013/11/enforcement-of-prenuptial-agre.html

    Whether a pre-nup is valid is a very complex matter involving many factors you have not listed. The link above will give you some basics, but only an attorney with experience in prenups can give you a real answer. There are many excellent counsel here on AVVO who can help. I can only get you started. This is the leading case on the validity of prenups. Often, they are found invalid where one party failed to disclose all assets. Button v Button: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5855188636420960407&q=In+re+the+marriage+of+Button&hl=en&as_sdt=6,50 Good luck!

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  • What does 625 ILCS 5/ stand for or mean ? on a illinois ticket

    any answers ?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=1815&ChapterID=49 It appears to apply to an abandoned vehicle. Check the code for yourself. Good luck!

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  • Under Wisconsin statute section 765.03(2), it is unlawful for any person divorced in this state, or anywhere in the world.

    Is there actual case law, where a person got remarried in violation of the Wisconsin 6 month law? Have there been actual penalties assigned or is the marriage simply considered void? I got married 4 months into the waiting period, thinking it was...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Atty. Bock is correct. Any marriage anywhere within six months of a Wisconsin divorce is invalid. It seems like a crazy rule, but that is what it is. Good luck!

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