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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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General Practice
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Franklyn M. Gimbel founded GRGB after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1963 through 1968. His experience as a federal prosecutor ha... (more)

Susan K. Scott Lawyer

Susan K. Scott

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Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Dispute Resolution, Power of Attorney

I have a strong belief the role of a family lawyer is to guide my clients through a process that is often complicated and stressful. Through my years ... (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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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.

Thomas E. Hayes Lawyer

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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Neil Magner

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support

Milwaukee Lawyers - Magner, Hueneke & Borda, LLP Magner, Hueneke & Borda, LLP comprises a talented legal team that uses collective abilities to protec... (more)

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Judith M. Paulick

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Juvenile Law

Judith M. Paulick is a Lawyer in Elm Grove, WI. She graduated from Lewis University College of Law with her J.D. in 1978.

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Erik J. Krueger

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Litigation, Landlord-Tenant, Agriculture

Erik J. Krueger is a 2013 graduate of Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated cum laude and served as the Notes and Comm... (more)

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OPEN ADOPTION

An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most ... (more...)
An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most adoptions in which birth and adoption records are sealed by court order, open adoptions allow the parties to decide how much contact the adoptive family and the birthparents will have.

LAWFUL ISSUE

Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means... (more...)
Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means the same as issue and 'lineal descendant.'

PETITION (IMMIGRATION)

A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, su... (more...)
A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, such as a family member or employer. After the petition is approved, the immigrant may submit the actual visa or green card application.

COMPLAINT

Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states a... (more...)
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.

IN CAMERA

Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from t... (more...)
Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom. Proceedings are often held in camera to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child. There is still, however, a record made of the proceeding, typically by a court stenographer. The judge may decide to seal this record if the material is extremely sensitive or likely to prejudice one side or the other.

HOME STUDY

An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial s... (more...)
An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial stability, marital stability, lifestyles and other social factors, physical and mental health and criminal history.

ADULTERY

Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are ra... (more...)
Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. In many states, adultery is technically a crime, though people are rarely prosecuted for it. In states that have retained fault grounds for divorce, adultery is always sufficient grounds for a divorce. In addition, some states alter the distribution of property between divorcing spouses in cases of adultery, giving less to the 'cheating' spouse.

HEARING

In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an... (more...)
In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an effort to resolve a disputed factual or legal issue. Hearings typically, but by no means always, occur prior to trial when a party asks the judge to decide a specific issue--often on an interim basis--such as whether a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction should be issued, or temporary child custody or child support awarded. In the administrative or agency law context, a hearing is usually a proceeding before an administrative hearing officer or judge representing an agency that has the power to regulate a particular field or oversee a governmental benefit program. For example, the Federal Aviation Board (FAB) has the authority to hold hearings on airline safety, and a state Worker's Compensation Appeals Board has the power to rule on the appeals of people whose applications for benefits have been denied.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.