Petit & Dommershausen Legal Blog

Arrested in Oshkosh? | Information you need to know

By Tajara Dommershausen | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

MY SON GOT ARRESTED.  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?              An arrest can be a parent’s or grandparent’s worst nightmare.  Maybe your child or grandchild made a mistake.  Or, even worse, your child or grandchild has been wrongfully accused of some criminal wrongdoing. In the event one of your loved ones faces arrest or is taken into […]

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Subpoenas | Help I've been subpoenaed to court!

By Tajara Dommershausen | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

If I’m not on Trial, do I need a Lawyer? So you’ve been subpoenaed. Maybe this is for a case where you called the police in the first place because you were a victim or a witness. Maybe this is for a case you where you were a witness months and months ago. You’re not […]

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Do I have to go to mediation? And why do I have to take a parenting class first?

By Tajara Dommershausen | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have had many parents ask me why they have to participate in mediation. They often explain that they have not been able to reach an agreement with their child’s other parent on their own, and therefore mediation just won’t work. What those parents don’t realize, and what I explain to them, is that Wisconsin’s […]

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Like Petit & Dommershausen on Facebook page to help the Oshkosh Area Humane Society!

By Tajara Dommershausen | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

As March roars in like a baby lion, we are running a charity contest. For every new LIKE on Petit & Dommershausen’s Facebook page in March, Petit & Dommershausen will donate $1 (up to $500) to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society!! Please visit us on Facebook and like our page. Petit & Dommershausen’s Facebook

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10 Things You Need to Know About Divorce and Taxes

By Tajara Dommershausen | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Important Tax Information While Going Through Divorce 1. Determine your filing status. Your marital status at the end of the year determines how you file your tax return. If you were divorced by midnight on December 31 of the tax year, you will file separately from your former spouse. If you are the custodial parent […]

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Different Kinds of Divorce Resolution-Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

By Tajara Dommershausen | November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In addition to the traditional divorce litigation representation, both collaborative divorce and divorce mediation services are ways to proceed with a divorce in a much less aggressive manner. Petit & Dommershausen handles all three types of representation. As a divorce mediator, Petit & Dommershausen does not take a sides. Our role is to help a couple […]

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Is My Child a Child Pornographer????

By Tajara Dommershausen | November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

  At Petit & Dommershausen, we get calls many times from parents who tell us that the police are at their door, they have a search warrant and they want to take all the computers, electronic devices and phones from their household as part of the warrant.  They then tearfully explain that their child is […]

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Benefits of Establishing Paternity

By Tajara Dommershausen | November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Establishing paternity has many benefits outside child support, but proof of paternity is required to receive those benefits. Many of the benefits only come into play in the event of the father’s death, therefore you shouldn’t delay establishing legal fatherhood. Social Security Benefits Paternity must be established for a child to receive a Social Security […]

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17 and an adult????

By Tajara Dommershausen | September 9, 2015 | Comments Off on 17 and an adult????

If you are 17 years of age in Wisconsin you are an adult for criminal prosecution purposes. In Wisconsin, a juvenile is an adult if they commit an alleged crime after the age of 17 years. In many instances they can be waived to adult count at a much younger age. However, for any crime, […]

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A brief guide to understanding small claims cases

By PD Blogger | June 13, 2015 | Comments Off on A brief guide to understanding small claims cases

1. Complaint: This document initiates a small claims action. The summons and complaint are completed by the plaintiff in a case. The plaintiff is the party bringing the claim to court. The complaint must set forth the claim for money, return of property, eviction, or personal injury damages that the plaintiff seeks to recover.

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