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Waukesha County family law firmMilwaukee, WI divorce attorney for parental relocationBy Attorney Max Stephenson and Family Law Paralegal Courtney Hess

It may seem odd that the decision to move to a new location could belong to anyone other than yourself, but the fact is that after a divorce involving minor children, this is often the case. As frustrating as this may be, your relocation can affect not only your own life, but also your children’s other parent, and perhaps most importantly, your children. This does not mean that you can never move after your divorce, but it does mean that you will sometimes require legal approval to do so.

When Does Relocation Require Court Permission in Wisconsin?

Moving is a necessary part of almost any divorce, since at least one partner will have to find a new home after the separation. In Wisconsin, moves to a location within 100 miles of the other parent’s residence typically require no special approval. However, if you are planning to move 100 miles or more, you will need to follow the necessary procedures, which include:

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Milwaukee criminal law attorney plea bargainBy Attorney Cameron Weitzner

Whenever you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you have the right to a qualified attorney who can provide the best possible defense to ensure your fair treatment under the law. In a best-case scenario, your criminal defense attorney may be able to have your charges dismissed, or they may present a case that results in a verdict of not guilty. However, when this is not possible, your next best option may be for your attorney to negotiate a plea bargain.

What Is a Plea Bargain?

In a plea bargain, you, the defendant, accept a conviction in exchange for reduced charges or sentence. For example, you may be able to have your charges lowered to a different class of misdemeanor or felony, or you may avoid the maximum fine or prison sentence associated with the charges you are facing. Often, this involves agreeing to alternative sentencing, including court supervision, probation, community service, or education and treatment programs.

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Milwaukee drug charges defense attorneyBy Attorney Cameron Weitzner

In Wisconsin, thousands of people are arrested on criminal drug charges each year, with marijuana-related arrests being the most common. If you are one of the many who have been arrested, you may be facing serious consequences, but given the complexity of Wisconsin’s drug laws, it can be difficult to determine just how serious those consequences may be. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you better understand the charges you are facing and present a strong defense to help you avoid a conviction or minimize the penalties you may face.

Factors Involved in Wisconsin Drug Charges

Drug-related offenses in Wisconsin range from misdemeanors, which can result in a maximum of $1,000 in fines and six months of imprisonment, all the way up to Class C felonies, which can result in a maximum fine of $100,000 and up to 40 years in prison. A number of factors can impact the severity of your charges and the potential penalties you may face, including: 

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Milwaukee personal injury law firmMilwaukee, WI personal injury attorney for car accident damagesBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn and PI Paralegal Ruth Campos

Car accidents affect a large number of Wisconsin residents each year, with more than 30,000 resulting in injuries and more than 500 resulting in fatalities. Unfortunately, many of the people affected bear no fault for the damages they suffer. If you have been injured, you may be facing expensive medical treatment in the immediate future as well as lasting consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. When these challenges feel like too much to bear, you need an attorney who can help you identify all damages for which you can pursue compensation from an at-fault party.

Possible Damages Awarded to Wisconsin Personal Injury Victims

When your injuries are caused by the negligence of another driver or a third party, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. When determining how much compensation to pursue, you should consider all of the following:

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Due to an unprecedented number of COVID infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers has issued a new emergency order stating that indoor public gatherings must be limited to 25% or less of a room or building's public occupancy capacity. This order applies to all locations that are open to the public, including stores, restaurants, businesses, and ticketed events. The governor also urged Wisconsinites to stay home whenever possible, wear masks, wash their hands frequently, get tested following exposure to COVID-19 or after experiencing any symptoms, and receive flu shots. Please visit the state of Wisconsin's COVID-19 dashboard for more information about how the state has been affected by the pandemic. Here is Gov. Evers' press release:

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases

Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths

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Waukesha County family law firmMilwaukee child custody lawyer for virtual visitationBy Attorney Max Stephenson and Paralegal Courtney Hess

If you are a divorced or single parent, you likely know the importance of outlining when and where your child will physically reside in your parenting agreement. Virtual visitation via electronic communication is perhaps a lesser-known component of a parenting agreement, but it can be a great option for children and parents for whom physical visitation is not always possible.

When Is Virtual Visitation a Good Idea?

Virtual visitation can occur via phone, video chat, text, email, or any other electronic means, and it can be useful in a variety of situations to allow children to regularly communicate and maintain relationships with their parents. Some examples of when you might consider virtual visitation include:

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Milwaukee, WI prenup attorneyBy Attorney Max Stephenson

Whether you are getting married for the first time or remarrying after a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can help you and your partner enter your marriage with a clear understanding of each other’s needs and interests regarding marital and non-marital property. Getting a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you believe a divorce is inevitable, but it is important that you go about the process of creating an agreement correctly to make sure that it is valid and enforceable if you do decide to divorce later on.

Creating an Enforceable Prenuptial Agreement in Wisconsin

In most cases, the terms of a prenuptial agreement will be honored during the divorce process. However, actions during the process of creating the agreement may make some or all of a prenup’s terms unenforceable. If you want to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is legally valid, you should:

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Due to a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers has declared a new public health emergency in addition to the previous emergency declaration made on July 30. This surge in cases has mostly affected people between the ages of 18 and 24, including those on college campuses and who have attended social gatherings. To address these concerns Gov. Evers also issued an executive order requiring Wisconsin residents who are five years old or more to wear masks or other face coverings whenever they are indoors or in enclosed spaces with people other than those in their household or family. Here is Gov. Evers' press release:

increase in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Declares New Public Health Emergency Due to Campus Outbreaks, Issues New Face Coverings Order

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. Executive Order #90 is available here. Emergency Order #1 is available here. Both orders are effective immediately and will expire after sixty days or with a subsequent superseding order. The governor previously declared a public health emergency under Executive Order #82, which remains in effect.

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Milwaukee car accident law firmMilwaukee, WI personal injury attorney for car accidentsBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn and Litigation Paralegal Ruth Campos

If you are injured in an accident, you may understandably be preoccupied with your pain and the need for medical attention in the immediate aftermath. However, when you see the medical bills for your necessary treatment, your concern may quickly shift to your ability to pay. At this point, it is important to identify who was at fault for the accident to determine whether it is possible to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit that can get you the compensation you need to cover your expenses.

When Is a Driver Liable for an Accident in Wisconsin?

Accident liability is determined by a driver’s negligence. In order to obtain compensation through a lawsuit, you will likely need to demonstrate that another driver in the accident acted carelessly or dangerously, violating his or her duty of care to you and causing the accident that led to your injuries.

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Milwaukee criminal lawyer for self defenseBy Attorney Nicole Masnica

Recent events in Kenosha have raised questions about Wisconsin’s laws regarding the use of a firearm in self-defense. While we make no judgments regarding any ongoing cases, it is important for all Wisconsin residents to understand their rights to self-defense according to state law, especially if they find themselves under attack or facing criminal charges. Cases involving self-defense can be complicated, and if you are facing charges, your best option to avoid a conviction is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can develop a strategy based on a thorough understanding of the law.

When Is Self-Defense Legally Justified in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin law allows you to threaten or use force against another person when you reasonably believe that they intend to do you harm or illegally interfere with your person. However, you are authorized to use only the force necessary to prevent the harm or interference from occurring. This means that you may only use deadly force in self-defense if you reasonably believe that it is necessary to prevent someone from killing or doing great bodily harm to you. You are also permitted to use force to defend a third party if your intervention is necessary to protect him or her from harm.

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