Barron Landlord-Tenant Lawyer, Wisconsin


Gerald L. Liden

Wills & Probate, Commercial Real Estate, Municipal
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  62 Years

Susan M. Zabel

Real Estate, Trusts
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  37 Years

Jason W. Whitley

Construction, Bad Faith, Criminal, Animal Bite
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

John Fenniman

Commercial Real Estate, Federal Appellate Practice, Government, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years
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Melissia R. Mogen

Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Joshua D. Christianson

Foreclosure, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Lucy A Bjork

Real Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Robert A. Thorson

Condominiums, Dispute Resolution, Computer Law, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CONSIDERATION

The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one for... (more...)
The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.

REFUGEE

In the context of U.S. immigration law, people who have been allowed to live in the United States indefinitely to protect them from persecution in their home co... (more...)
In the context of U.S. immigration law, people who have been allowed to live in the United States indefinitely to protect them from persecution in their home countries. Refugees get their status before coming to the U.S., while asylum seekers obtain their status after arrival. Refugees may eventually get green cards.

DEMURRER

A request made to a court, asking it to dismiss a lawsuit on the grounds that no legal claim is asserted. For example, you might file a demurrer if your neighbo... (more...)
A request made to a court, asking it to dismiss a lawsuit on the grounds that no legal claim is asserted. For example, you might file a demurrer if your neighbor sued you for parking on the street in front of her house. Your parking habits may annoy your neighbor, but the curb is public property and parking there doesn't cause any harm recognized by the law. After a demurrer is filed, the judge holds a hearing at which both sides can make their arguments about the matter. The judge may dismiss all or part of the lawsuit, or may allow the party who filed the lawsuit to amend its complaint. In some states and in federal court, the term demurrer has been replaced by 'motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim' (called a '12(b)(6) motion' in federal court) or similar term.

EXCULPATORY CLAUSE

A provision in a lease that absolves the landlord from responsibility for all damages, injuries or losses occurring on the property, including those caused by t... (more...)
A provision in a lease that absolves the landlord from responsibility for all damages, injuries or losses occurring on the property, including those caused by the landlord's actions. Most states have laws that void exculpatory clauses in rental agreements, which means that a court will not enforce them.

FORECLOSURE

The forced sale of real estate to pay off a loan on which the owner of the property has defaulted.

HOME WARRANTY

A service contract that covers a major housing system--for example, plumbing or electrical wiring--for a set period of time from the date a house is sold. The w... (more...)
A service contract that covers a major housing system--for example, plumbing or electrical wiring--for a set period of time from the date a house is sold. The warranty guarantees repairs to the covered system and is renewable.

JUS COGENS

Principles of international law so fundamental that no nation may ignore them or attempt to contract out of them through treaties. For example, genocide and par... (more...)
Principles of international law so fundamental that no nation may ignore them or attempt to contract out of them through treaties. For example, genocide and participating in a slave trade are thought to be jus cogens.

LEGACY

An outdated legal word meaning personal property left by a will. The more common term for this type of property is bequest. Compare devise.

BALLOON PAYMENT

A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit bal... (more...)
A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit balloon payments in loans for goods or services that are primarily for personal, family or household use, or require the lender to let you refinance the balloon payment before forcing collection.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Boelter v. Tschantz

... 1 HOOVER, PJ. Terri Boelter appeals a judgment, and an order denying her motion for reconsideration, entered after a trial de novo on claims against her landlord. ... 2006), which provides: A landlord may withhold from a tenant's security deposit only for the following: . . . . ...

MARYLAND ARMS LTD. PARTNERSHIP v. Connell

... is void; (2) § 704.07(3) makes Cari Connell responsible for damages only when she is negligent or improperly uses the rented premises, and she was not negligent, nor did she improperly use the premises; and (3) the clear implication of § 704.07 is that the landlord is obligated ...

PUCCETTI v. Olsen

... Both hornbook law and the statutes provide that when a landlord accepts the tenant's surrender of the lease, he forfeits his right to future rents and damages; therefore, we reverse. ... Id. ¶ 11 We rejected Tully's arguments. First, we restated hornbook landlord/tenant law. ...