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Tedia Gamino

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Divorce & Family Law

Attorney Tedia Gamino is an aggressive Milwaukee, WI Criminal Defense Lawyer who has been dedicated to protecting the rights of her clients for over a... (more)

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Franklyn M. Gimbel

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Franklyn M. Gimbel founded Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1963 through 1968. His exper... (more)

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Earlean A. Laster

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Estate

Earlean Laster opened the doors of Laster & Associates, LLC over 15 years ago. Since then, Ms. Laster has been providing aggressive, affordable repres... (more)

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James R. Donohoo

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury

Attorney James Donohoo’s career path as a Milwaukee divorce lawyer started upon graduating law school in 1974. James practiced in a number of differ... (more)

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Thomas E. Hayes

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Immigration

I've been in business for more than 30 years in the Milwaukee area. I have practiced in all types of forums throughout Wisconsin, and also in surround... (more)

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John D. Dries

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Attorney Dries is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing for over 33 years.

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Tedia Gamino

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Divorce & Family Law

Attorney Tedia Gamino is an aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Waukesha, WI who has been dedicated to protecting the rights of her clients for over... (more)

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Michael F. Torphy

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Criminal, Real Estate, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Business

Michael F. Torphy is a practicing lawyer in the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Torphy received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in 199... (more)

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Jason Daniel Baltz

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Personal Injury

As the founding attorney, Jason D. Baltz is a talented legal professional who is highly experienced in criminal law and the defense strategies that ar... (more)

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Peter M. Wolff

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Juvenile Law, DUI-DWI, Estate Planning
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Attorney Peter M. Wolff is a managing partner at Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP that focuses on criminal defense and family law. Before Peter was a lawyer, ... (more)

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ATTORNEY FEES

The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (... (more...)
The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (the lawyer collects a percentage of any money she wins for her client and nothing if there is no recovery), or retainer (usually a down payment as part of an hourly or per job fee agreement). Attorney fees must usually be paid by the client who hires a lawyer, though occasionally a law or contract will require the losing party of a lawsuit to pay the winner's court costs and attorney fees. For example, a contract might contain a provision that says the loser of any lawsuit between the parties to the contract will pay the winner's attorney fees. Many laws designed to protect consumers also provide for attorney fees -- for example, most state laws that require landlords to provide habitable housing also specify that a tenant who sues and wins using that law may collect attorney fees. And in family law cases -- divorce, custody and child support -- judges often have the power to order the more affluent spouse to pay the other spouse's attorney fees, even where there is no clear victor.

EMANCIPATION

The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order... (more...)
The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order of President Lincoln, known as the 'Emancipation Proclamation.' After the Civil War, this emancipation was extended to the entire country and made law by the ratification of the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution. Nowadays, emancipation refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control. It occurs when the child's parents no longer perform their parental duties and surrender their rights to the care, custody and earnings of their minor child. Emancipation may be the result of a voluntary agreement between the parents and child, or it may be implied from their acts and ongoing conduct. For example, a child who leaves her parents' home and becomes entirely self-supporting without their objection is considered emancipated, while a child who goes to stay with a friend or relative and gets a part-time job is not. Emancipation may also occur when a minor child marries or enters the military.

RESTRAINING ORDER

An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state... (more...)
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which spousal abuse or stalking is feared -- or has occurred -- in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety. Restraining orders are also commonly issued to cool down ugly disputes between neighbors.

DILUTION

A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurr... (more...)
A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurred. In this case, trademark infringement exists even though there is no likelihood of customer confusion, which is usually required in cases of trademark infringement. For example, the use of the word Candyland for a pornographic site on the Internet was ruled to dilute the reputation of the Candyland mark for the well-known children's game, even though the traditional basis for trademark infringement (probable customer confusion) wasn't an issue.

INTERLOCUTORY DECREE

A court judgment that is not final until the judge decides other matters in the case or until enough time has passed to see if the interim decision is working. ... (more...)
A court judgment that is not final until the judge decides other matters in the case or until enough time has passed to see if the interim decision is working. In the past, interlocutory decrees were most often used in divorces. The terms of the divorce were set out in an interlocutory decree, which would become final only after a waiting period. The purpose of the waiting period was to allow the couple time to reconcile. They rarely did, however, so most states no longer use interlocutory decrees of divorce.

SEPARATE PROPERTY

In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's... (more...)
In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's property division laws, but is kept by the spouse who owns it. Separate property includes all property that a spouse obtained before marriage, through inheritance or as a gift. It also includes any property that is traceable to separate property -- for example, cash from the sale of a vintage car owned by one spouse before marriage-and any property that the spouses agree is separate property. Compare community property and equitable distribution.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court... (more...)
A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court. Many divorces proceed this way when the spouses have worked everything out and there's no reason for both to go to court -- and pay the court costs.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

A document that provides proof of a marriage, typically issued to the newlyweds a few weeks after they file for the certificate in a county office. Most states ... (more...)
A document that provides proof of a marriage, typically issued to the newlyweds a few weeks after they file for the certificate in a county office. Most states require both spouses, the person who officiated the marriage and one or two witnesses to sign the marriage certificate; often this is done just after the ceremony.

SURVIVORS BENEFITS

An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disabil... (more...)
An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.