Personal Injury You can hire an attorney for an automobile accident as soon as you realize there are damages that will need to be paid, which typically is when the collision occurs. Damages include but are not limited to automobile repair, rental car expense, medical bills and loss of earnings.
Worker’s Compensation Representation is typically required when one or more benefit is not paid, for example, you’ve missed time off of work based upon your doctor’s restrictions and the insurance company is balking at making the payment. A denial is required at this point or the damages need to be paid. Once you’re benefits have been denied, preferably in writing, we can begin to assist you in recovering those damages. If you’ve been terminated from your job when you were in the healing period, you’ve been denied benefits.
Criminal/Traffic We recommend you not make any statements to the police without an attorney present. Having said that, an attorney in a criminal matter is required ASAP, even before charges are filed. In a traffic matter, once you’re received a citation, consult with an attorney to see what your rights are. There are critical time limits that need to be followed when arrested for an OWI and you should be sure to consult with an attorney within 1 week of this arrest.
Estate Planning Estate planning is an opportunity to influence the future. It may be critical for the survivors you leave behind, most importantly your family. It is your voice once you’re no longer here to be heard.
Unemployment Compensation Once you’ve been denied your unemployment insurance benefits, you should seek representation to advise you what the law is and clarify when you are and are not due benefits based upon the law.
Divorce/Family Law We can most efficiently and thoroughly represent you if we are "on board" from the commencement of the action and have been included in all of the beginning aspects of the case, including the initial temporary hearing and orders
A divorce action is typically started by filing with the court a series of papers and the serving of copies of these papers upon the opposite spouse. The parties need to have a living arrangement established during the pendency of the divorce action and, therefore, along with the first group of papers is usually contained an Order to Show Cause, or a Motion requesting relief under a Temporary Order.
The Temporary Order usually results from a short hearing held before the Family Court Commissioner a week or two after the service of the above papers. This Temporary Order will govern custody, visitation, use of property, support, maintenance, and such other items as need to be adjusted between the parties during the pendency of the action.
Real Estate If you are buying or selling property, or if you have issues with boundaries, contracts or easements, etc. we can assist you with representation in preparing the documents required by the State of Wisconsin for disclosure purposes, etc. Fees vary for real estate assistance depending on the amount of time and documentation preparation necessary.