Penalties of a First-Offense OWI in Wisconsin

If you are charged with a first-offense OWI in Wisconsin, what penalties do you face? Depending on the details of your case, a first-time OWI could result in jail time, fines, a suspension/revocation of your license or the requirement of installation of an ignition interlock device.  Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) can carry steep […]

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Tips for Driving Safely in Wisconsin Winter Weather Conditions

According to statistics reported by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, an average of approximately 50,000 vehicle accidents occur each winter as a result of snowy and icy weather conditions. Each year, these accidents result is approximately 45 fatalities and 5,000 injuries.  Upon consideration of these numbers, it becomes clear that driving in Wisconsin winter weather conditions […]

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)? A Guardian Ad Litem ensures the protection of a child’s best interests in cases involving divorce, neglect or abuse, and custody disputes. A Guardian Ad Litem also represents adults in need of guardianships and protective placement or services. Since her first day of practice, Attorney Sanders-Brown has been […]

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OWI and Wisconsin Driving Point System

Wisconsin’s Driving Point System In many cases in life, gaining points is considered a positive occurrence. From sports games, to store reward systems, to competitions of any sort, people typically aim to collect points. However, points being added to your driving record is not a situation that anyone hopes for. An OWI conviction in particular […]

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Navigating Co-Parenting During the Pandemic this Holiday Season

As the holiday season begins, you are most likely considering what your holiday visitation schedule will look like in accordance to your court-ordered agreement. Considering a co-parenting schedule around the holiday season is tough enough without a looming pandemic. The persistent existence of COVID-19 could bring about many problems for co-parents this year, such as […]

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What factors go into the best interests of the child?

As you work through child custody struggles, the biggest deciding factor for what arrangement works is what is best for the child. Knowing what factors determine the best social and emotional interests of the child can help you in court. Familial factors According to Wisconsin Legislature, there are multiple legal guidelines for what the court […]

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What are some warning signs that a dog may bite?

If sufficiently provoked, any dog has the potential to bite. The size of the dog does not matter, nor does its breed. Fortunately, in many situations, a dog will send warning signs that it is about to bite. You may be able to protect yourself and your family if you learn to recognize these signs […]

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Wisconsin sees jump in pedestrian fatalities

Pedestrians naturally experience a greater level of risk in a collision with a vehicle than a driver or others in the vehicle due to the lack of protection around them. That, however, should not make it acceptable for the number of pedestrian deaths to increase when more new vehicles come equipped with advanced safety features […]

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Different methods of dividing a home during divorce

Dividing a family home during divorce can be overwhelming. For this reason, it can be helpful for divorcing couples to be able to think about what they would like to do ahead of time which makes it useful to learn in advance about a few different options they may have for dividing up their home […]

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Child custody: Fact or fiction?

Deciding to end a marriage is not easy. Wisconsin residents usually talk to their friends and family members before finalizing their plans and end up getting a lot of advice, both solicited and unsolicited, especially if there are children involved. What one hears can affect their opinion about divorce. This is why it is important […]

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