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Visitation: how can I see my son?

My former girlfriend has full custody of our son, and doesn’t want to give me visitation rights. What can I do? I’m paying child support. I should get to see my son. Read More »


Bank accounts: can I withdraw all the money in joint account

I put my boyfriend’s name on my checking acct & he made a deposit. He left me. I withdrew all the money. Does he have any rights to get any of the money back? Read More »


How to get your apartment security deposit back

Understanding landlord-tenant law in Wisconsin, and your rights and responsibilities as a renter, can go a long way to ensuring you get most, if not all, of your security deposit back. Read More »


David Pierce named partner at Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Local attorney David Pierce has become a partner at the Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, law firm. Pierce joined the firm... Read More »


Q&A: Do I need a license for a simple raffle in Wisconsin?

I volunteer with an organization & we’re planning a raffle fundraiser. Someone said we need a license from the state to have our raffle. Is that true? Read More »


Boating safety: understanding of laws, common sense required

Boating violations carry penalties of anywhere from $20 up to $1,000 each. These violations can cost you, and you may be required to attend a boater’s safety course — which isn’t a bad idea for anyone hitting the water. Read More »


Swipe right ... to an instant background check

Tinder will be the first dating app with an instant background check later this year & reps say the goal is to protect users from violent crimes, harassment & stalking Read More »


Steve Doyle demonstrates he's a true family man

Here's your chance to see a more personal side of our partner Steve Doyle. Steve practices Divorce Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Corporate Law, Estate Planning and more Read More »


My ex says she has tenancy rights to my home

My girlfriend of 2 years & I recently split. For the last year she lived with me. Now she won’t leave, says she has tenancy rights & I should be the one to move Read More »


When to fly the American flag at half-staff

Displaying the American flag requires adherence to certain standards. Here's when, why and how to fly a U.S. flag at half-staff. Read More »


Fireworks: What's legal in Wisconsin?

Some would argue there is nothing more American than apple pie, mom and fireworks, especially around the Fourth of July. Read More »


Current international travel rules vary greatly by location

International travel regulations and COVID-19. U.S. citizens traveling internationally must consider pandemic rules for the nation visiting & be aware of regulations when returning to  the U.S.   Read More »


Renting out your space via Airbnb? Consider these legal issues first.

Airbnb & VRBO have made it easy for people to rent out their property, but the issue can become sticky for both the property owner and the renter Read More »


Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, welcomes new associate

Emily Iverson has joined Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, as an associate attorney. Read More »


Strategies for heading off estate troubles

With careful pre-planning, you can anticipate and head off potential estate problems. Read More »