Child support is an obligation. If you've had children and you and your spouse are no longer together, that does not let your spouse off the hook for financially contributing to the support of the children. However, calculating child support can be tricky because of extenuating factors available for paying spouses. There are general guidelines you can use to calculate what you'd get in Wisconsin, but be aware that the court can modify this amount in certain circumstances.
Conviction for a juvenile crime is serious, but it does not have to be the end of the world for you. Wisconsin courts consider extenuating circumstances, including your behavior before and after the crime. This gives you an opportunity to show to the court that you may deserve more lenient sentencing.
If you father a child but are not married to the mother, Wisconsin law does not give you parental rights as a matter of course. The default position is that the mother of the child has sole legal custody of the child. This includes not only the right to determine where the child will live, but also the right to make decisions in his or her life: authorizing non-emergency health care, consent to marriage or military service, and even the[...]
If you are arrested in Wisconsin, your ability to get out of jail before your trial is based on the bail statute. Simply put, bail is what you have to pay to get out of jail between your arrest and being convicted. Whether you are eligible depends on a number of factors, with the court holding a great deal of discretion.
In football, and more recently in other sports, the dangers of concussions have emerged. More than perhaps any other kind of injury, concussions create problems that, while often only temporary, create significant dangers for athletes who suffer from them. Understanding how to recognize and prevent a concussion is critical for athletes of any age or level of competition.
After a vehicle accident, you usually find yourself working with an insurance adjuster. For most people, this is foreign territory. You likely go in without fully understanding what is happening or how you can most fully protect your rights. Take the time to understand the insurance adjuster's role so you can go in prepared.
Although it may be legal in other states, marijuana use and possession is illegal in Wisconsin. This includes the use and possession of synthetic marijuana. Wisconsin considers synthetic marijuana to be a controlled substance, which makes the use, possession, and/or sale of the drug illegal.
Just the thought of actually suing someone can be very stressful, never mind the stress of actually building a personal injury case and presenting your arguments. In fact, sometimes that stress is enough to stop injured parties from even trying to pursue justice in court. But if you have been seriously injured and need the money that a personal injury settlement could provide, you need to file a lawsuit despite your misgivings.