Petit & Dommershausen Legal Blog

Child Support in Wisconsin

By PD Blogger | January 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Child Support in Wisconsin

Establishing Child Support and Child Support Guidelines The law is clear that every parent must financially support their children, regardless of each parent’s involvement in the child’s life. Children have a legal right to receive support from both of their parents. In Wisconsin, we use a Child Support Percentage of Income Standard to determine this. This […]

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Adverse Possession. Can you claim someone else’s property in Wisconsin?

By PD Blogger | December 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Adverse Possession. Can you claim someone else’s property in Wisconsin?

Adverse possession is a concept where a person can actually gain legal title over someone else’s land. Wisconsin courts have continued to enforce this notion. The idea behind adverse possession if that if you spend enough time caring for someone else’s real property, that they don’t care about or perhaps have even forgotten, and the […]

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Happy Holidays 2019

By Nathan Wojan | December 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Happy Holidays 2019

From everyone at Petit & Dommershausen, SC, to all of our clients, their families, and our community – Happy Holidays!

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Import Wisconsin Divorce Law Changes: Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Family Law

By PD Blogger | November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Import Wisconsin Divorce Law Changes: Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Family Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in 2017, imposed extensive changes throughout the tax code. A few of those changes directly impact Wisconsin family law litigants and are important to keep in mind, particularly when going through a divorce. The first, and arguably most drastic change which impacts family law, is the elimination of […]

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Is CBD Oil Legal in Wisconsin?

By Nathan Wojan | November 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Is CBD Oil Legal in Wisconsin?

               If you have driven through, or live in, any medium to large-size city in Wisconsin, chances are you have seen at least one “CBD Oil Sold Here!” banner hanging in a store window. The use of CBD oil has become increasingly trendy over the last year, and many users claim that it can help […]

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Grandparents Rights (Updated 10/09/2019)

By PD Blogger | October 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Grandparents Rights (Updated 10/09/2019)

Grandparent Rights in Wisconsin Many states allow at least some form of grandparent visitation, after a determination as to whether such visitation is in the best interests of the child.  However, under a new WI Supreme Court case this process has gotten much more difficult. The first thing the grandparents must prove is that the […]

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Pardons in Wisconsin

By PD Blogger | October 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Pardons in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor has reinstated pardon review. Petit & Dommershausen, SC, offers a broad overview of the pardon process based on announced rules and governing law. Questions? Contact us today. PARDON ELIGIBILITY An individual is eligible for a pardon only if all of the following conditions apply to them: Must be for a felony conviction. However, […]

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What Are the Consequences of a Misdemeanor?

By Nathan Wojan | October 4, 2019 | Comments Off on What Are the Consequences of a Misdemeanor?

What will happen if I am charged with a misdemeanor? What happens after a misdemeanor conviction? Can I go to college after a misdemeanor conviction? These and many other important questions are asked when dealing with a misdemeanor charge. Unfortunately, many people don’t fully understand the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction in Wisconsin. A conviction […]

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Wisconsin Law: At what age can a child decide which parent they want to live with?

By PD Blogger | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Wisconsin Law: At what age can a child decide which parent they want to live with?

So, you’re either going through a divorce or you already have an existing placement order. Your child is at an age where they have started to express an opinion as to which parent they want to live with or spend the most time with. At what age does the child’s opinion matter? Under Wisconsin statutes, […]

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Can they take your blood if you passed out? “Mitchell v. Wisconsin: Unconscious Drivers and the Implied Consent Law”

By PD Blogger | August 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Can they take your blood if you passed out? “Mitchell v. Wisconsin: Unconscious Drivers and the Implied Consent Law”

                It is common knowledge that those who drive after consuming a sufficient amount of alcohol may be charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). While investigating an OWI case, it is common for law enforcement officials to ask the driver of the vehicle to submit to a breath and blood test. This […]

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