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Stephan M. Gaus

Employment, Adoption, Insurance, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Eldor R. Herrmann

Employee Rights, Family Law, Construction, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Floyd P. Kloc

Land Use & Zoning, Divorce, Contract, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Philip R. Sturtz

Real Estate, Agriculture, Labor Law, Family Law
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Gregory C. Schmid

Election & Political, Divorce, Contract, Wrongful Death
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Gary R. Campbell

Government, Estate Planning, Estate, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Christopher A Swartz

Estate, Family Law, Criminal, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Anne E. Schulte

Family Law, Elder Law, Children's Rights, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Walter Martin Jr.

Family Law, Contract, Real Estate, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Renee H. Brisbois

Estate, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

COMPARABLE RECTITUDE

A doctrine that grants the spouse least at fault a divorce when both spouses have shown grounds for divorce. It is a response to an old common-law rule that pre... (more...)
A doctrine that grants the spouse least at fault a divorce when both spouses have shown grounds for divorce. It is a response to an old common-law rule that prevented a divorce when both spouses were at fault.

INJUNCTION

A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy fo... (more...)
A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy for harm that has already occurred. Injunctions are orders that one side refrain from or stop certain actions, such as an order that an abusive spouse stay away from the other spouse or that a logging company not cut down first-growth trees. Injunctions can be temporary, pending a consideration of the issue later at trial (these are called interlocutory decrees or preliminary injunctions). Judges can also issue permanent injunctions at the end of trials, in which a party may be permanently prohibited from engaging in some conduct--for example, infringing a copyright or trademark or making use of illegally obtained trade secrets. Although most injunctions order a party not to do something, occasionally a court will issue a 'mandatory injunction' to order a party to carry out a positive act--for example, return stolen computer code.

FOSTER CHILD

A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family ... (more...)
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care. See foster care.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.