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How the New Tax Proposal Would Affect Alimony Payments

If the new tax reform proposal becomes law it would have a major impact on anyone paying or receiving Maintenance (also called Alimony).  Currently a person paying Maintenance can deduct that amount on their taxes.  A person receiving Maintenance must report those payment on their income tax return as taxable income.  Under the new proposal… Read More »

Homicide Charge Dismissed for Hart Law Firm Client

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has dropped first-degree reckless homicide charges against a 16-year-old represented by firm partner Richard Hart. Matthew McMillan is now home after being held in custody following the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Tariq Akbar in 2015 after a fireworks display. McMillan was facing the possibility of up to 45 years… Read More »

How to Obtain Legal Guardianship

In any situation where you don’t currently have legal guardianship of a child the process of obtaining it can be a long and confusing process without guidance. To help ease the burden of obtaining guardianship we wanted to share some specific details on exactly how to obtain legal guardianship.  Legal Guardianship Before we can delve… Read More »

How Can You Assist Your Lawyer in your Criminal Defense Case?

Criminal charges can be a daunting idea for a lot of people and one of the first things that comes to mind when faced with them is how you can assist your lawyer in your criminal defense. The truth is that there are actually quite a few things you can do to assist your lawyer… Read More »

Childs Preference in Court Hearings

There is a lot of confusion out there about when a child can “pick” or “choose” where they live.  Different states have different laws and guidelines so you need to be careful when reading things about this topic on the internet.  Most of what you read is wrong. How much, if any, a child’s preference… Read More »

How Soon After My Injury should I File the Lawsuit?

After an incident or accident occurs that involves an injury for one or more parties, it’s important that the individuals involved take some time to process the injuries that have resulted. This is important in deeming the severity of the injury and how much medical treatment will be needed, if any. If you decide to… Read More »

What Rights do Crime Victims Have?

  To assure each individual of a given court case is treated equally, there is a set list of rights that have been deemed by the state and federal government. The defined list of rights as well as the individual deemed a “victim” will be established by the court system in the given state. A… Read More »

Grand Jury Vs. Criminal Trial

There’s a great deal of confusion between the ideas of grand jury vs criminal trials that can cause a lot of stress for someone who doesn’t understand the two independently. When looking at the two kinds of cases it’s important to understand they’re two completely different things and to help illustrate this we’ll break them… Read More »

Can Your Former Lawyer Represent Your Spouse in Divorce?

When facing a potential or certain divorce case a question that can sometimes surface is whether or not a former lawyer can represent your spouse in divorce. While this is a rather straightforward question the answer is a bit difficult and can be a bit more abstract in explanation. Determining Eligibility Law is one specific… Read More »

How Can Negligence Affect My Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, the court will take negligence into account if there is a situation that involves a person(s) that has “breached” their duty of care in the accident or incidental case. To be considered negligent, the injured individual would need to prove that the other individual or individuals involved have failed to… Read More »