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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • Can a association impose any sort of legal action against us for a noise complaint?

    The complaint is probably due to our 7 year old son. He is very hyper and he has been bothering the people below us. We are concerned about legal issue as well as harassment by our association. We had the thought of police involvement as we have ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It's possible. But if they have not done it yet unlikely. Why not talk to a Condo Association Board member and see what you can work out. People are entitled to peace and quiet. If it was a one-time thing you should be okay.

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  • Do I need a civil suit & what type of attorney do I need? I want to file for defacement.

    Skipped school a lot in high school. Paid price for it. Graduated & month later mother kicks me out. Mother placed 6 criminal charges on me on a 2 year period. Made me live homeless for 2 years sleeping under a bridge at night & later in a parking...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    That's a tough one. I think you mean defamation and not defacement . Keeping your property is called stealing. I guess you could seek an injunction, an Order to return your property or sue for unjust enrichment. But it may cost more than the property is worth. Good luck!

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  • What can I do in this situation?

    I let an ex boyfriend use a car that I still have a loan on. We made a contact saying he is financially, legally, and otherwise responsible for the vehicle. It is going to repossession because he is months behind on the payments for the fifth time...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Yes, you can go to court and you would likely win. But it might cost as much as what you are owed. Good luck!

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  • If a Municipal Court does not have records available online, is there any way besides a rec request to the court to find report?

    Received municipal citation. No prints, no photos, no arrest. Does that get sent to any other database, or is housed exclusively by the municipality?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You could go to the municipal court and ask to look at a file. They do not go on CCAP. Where else they may go I do not know.

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  • What does the term Pro Ami mean?

    What does "Pro Ami" mean in Wisconsin civil litigation?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It refers to a settlement hearing involving a child. A judge wants to make sure the settlement is fair and the money is used for the child's benefit.

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  • How do i file a motion to cancel a current motion for physical placement?

    my ex filed a motion to change physical placement of our child but she does not have a substantial change to do so.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You don't file another motion. What you do is file an objection to her motion pointing out why there are no grounds to support her motion. I would get a lawyer to help you. Simply because you believe there has been no substantial change in circumstances does not mean a court will agree. Good luck!

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  • Will the court look at someone in a custody case when they were never married and the person is involved with a new person now?

    Is there any thing a court can hold against a person in a custody hearing if the couple was never married and one of the persons involved is in a relationship after they are not together. The facts are that I was dating and my girlfriend was going...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    In a custody case, the court will look at anything affecting the best interests of the child or children. You should speak to a family law lawyer. Good luck!

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  • I am looking for any information on ways to reduce or eliminate child support arrears interest after paying the current arrears?

    I owe just under 3000 in arrears being paid at 430$ a month. I have over 14,000$ in interest. I no longer pay current support just arrears. please help

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I agree with Atty. Nelson. Make an offer. That's the only way to avoid paying the whole amount which will just get larger based on the interest.

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  • Can I file for a motion to be reheard

    I went to court on a motion to dismiss and lost the motion, during the motion my attorney did not mention or present some key facts in my case so when I lost the motion he told me to do it on an appeal which I would not be able to because it was n...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If this is a civil case and is not over you cannot appeal until it is over. If it is a civil case and you lost, you will have either 90 or 45 days to file a Notice of Appeal, from the date the judgment is entered. I assume you want another attorney. Good luck!~

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  • Can a warrant be put out for me if I was never served papers?

    My ex wife called me and stated that I was going to be arrested for not showing up an order to show cause/contempt hearing regarding a missed child support payment. However, I was never notified that there was a hearing! I was never served papers...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You can review your case on CCAP and see what happened. http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl;jsessionid=C6BC346F4C2D75DFB55758D8E3F27B53.render6

    Milwaukee County does not have the best family court/child support system. Feel free to contact me for a brief free consultation. I think I can help you. 414-224-8411. Whatever you do, don't delay. Quick action to fix your situation is required.

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