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Grandparents Rights

By PD Blogger | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Grandparents Rights

Grandparent Rights in Wisconsin Most states allow at least some form of grandparent visitation, after a determination as to whether scuh visitation is in the best interests of the child. This inquiry can vary vastly from county to county and Judge to Judge. At Petit & Dommershausen, we guide you thru the process to get […]

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Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents

By PD Blogger | August 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents

As the school year begins again, co-parenting issues often come to a boiling point.  Here are some tips to try and co-parent in a more effective and efficient manner in the days ahead. Otherwise, you and your ex will be in and out of court asking the court to order solutions which cause your child […]

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Understand a Misdemeanor Charge in Wisconsin

By PD Blogger | August 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Understand a Misdemeanor Charge in Wisconsin

MISDEMEANOR IN WISCONSIN In Wisconsin, a misdemeanor is a crime that can be punished by a year or less in jail – unlike a felony, a crime that can be punished by a year or more in prison. Most Wisconsin misdemeanors are Class A, B, or C misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors are the least serious crimes.  […]

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Petit & Dommershausen SC | Facebook

By Nathan Wojan | March 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Petit & Dommershausen SC | Facebook

Get Social With Us! Looking to stay up to date with happenings in legal news, events at the firm, and other points of interest?  The P&D Facebook page offers ongoing updates on these and many other topics.  Like our Facebook page here! Many of our lawyers maintain a Facebook presence so you will be able […]

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WHAT HAPPENS TO DEBTS AFTER A LOVED ONE DIES?

By PD Blogger | February 25, 2018 | Comments Off on WHAT HAPPENS TO DEBTS AFTER A LOVED ONE DIES?

Debts After Passing Away When a loved one dies, either the personal representative or an heir is likely going to have to figure out the finances, including any financial obligations. All of their assets (i.e., bank accounts, businesses, cars, real estate, etc.) are all lumped together into what is called an estate. If the estate […]

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER MEDIATING YOUR DIVORCE

By PD Blogger | January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER MEDIATING YOUR DIVORCE

Divorce Mediation Divorce can be emotionally, financially, and physically stressful. Divorce mediation is a way to reduce stress. While protracted litigation is necessary in some cases, for many people, mediation is an effective alternative that allows you to reach an agreement in the least stressful way. In a divorce mediation, a neutral mediator assists a […]

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Trying to Move with Joint Custody of a Child?

By PD Blogger | January 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Trying to Move with Joint Custody of a Child?

Parents Should Know In Wisconsin, if parents share custody and physical placement, you have to provide the other parent with at least 60 days’ written notice if you want to move out of state with the child, move at least 150 miles away from the other parent within the state, or take the child out […]

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TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR DIVORCED OR DIVORCING PARENTS

By PD Blogger | January 1, 2018 | Comments Off on TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR DIVORCED OR DIVORCING PARENTS

1. I resolve to remind my child that they are loved. 2. I resolve to reassure my child often that divorce is not their fault. 3. I resolve to not let my child blame themselves for the divorce. Children often blame themselves and think if they were better kids, this wouldn’t be happening. There is […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for a Happy Holiday

By PD Blogger | November 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Co-Parenting Tips for a Happy Holiday

Holidays can be a difficult time for divorced or separated families especially when people crave the perfect family event. It can be emotionally gut wrenching having to split holiday time with your ex and knowing that the person passing the gravy to your kids is not you, but your ex’s new love.  Protect your kids […]

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What is the difference between a crime and an ordinance violation in Wisconsin?

By PD Blogger | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ordinance Violation or Criminal Offense? In all counties, including Fond du Lac and Winnebago County, Wisconsin state law provides the answer to this question.  In Wisconsin, a statute numbered 939.12 explains in simple language the difference. A “crime” is defined as conduct that is prohibited by state law and that is punishable by a fine […]

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