Petit & Dommershausen Legal Blog

Technology and the Law | Drug Defense

By Tajara Dommershausen | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drug Defense: Does Technology Affect The Law? Technology changes every single day. These changes have impacts on crimes and investigations. Smart phones have recently introduced pressure-sensitive technology. What can one do with pressure-sensitive technology? Weigh items directly on their smart phone device. What kind of items? Anything. What if any impact does this technological advancement have […]

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Cutting Through the “He Said She Said”: What Hearsay Really Means

By Tajara Dommershausen | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I often have clients tell me that a statement in a criminal complaint, a police narrative, or something said in a videotaped interrogation is bogus evidence because it is “just hearsay.”  That may well be the case, but such a statement is an oversimplification. Before diving deeper it is important to understand what hearsay is, […]

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Oshkosh, Alcohol, and Public Intoxication

By PD Blogger | April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The snow is melting in Oshkosh and soon spring will be here— starting the annual season of pub crawls, music festivals…..and the drinking that’s common at these events.  While this is a part of life for many young people and students in the area, here are some things to keep in mind so you can […]

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Arrested in Oshkosh? | Information you need to know

By PD Blogger | 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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