Wisconsin OWI Laws

As the years go on, Wisconsin OWI laws get increasingly stricter. In 2018, Senate Bill 135 under Wisconsin Act 172 was enacted. This bill stated that if you are convicted of a 4th OWI and the conviction occurs within 15 years of your previous OWI, your driving privileges will be revoked for life. If a […]

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Brain Injuries

A brain injury has the ability to negatively inhibit every part of an individual’s life. This suffering often takes a toll on loved ones, as well. We often take our physical and mental well being for granted-until something goes wrong. If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury, contact Gatzke and McFadden Law […]

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Marital Property Agreements

A prenuptial agreement and postnuptial agreement are both marital property agreements. They both dictate how marital assets will be divided if a divorce occurs. The difference between the two however, is that a prenuptial agreement occurs before your marriage. A postnuptial agreement occurs after you are married. Involving a lawyer when drafting such agreements is […]

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OWI Penalties

If your BAC is between .17 and .199 while you are behind the wheel, this is known as an “excessive BAC”. The penalties for a BAC that falls within this range include: -doubled fines -your BAC limit becomes .02 instead of the standard .08 -requirement of the installation of an ignition interlock device for one […]

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Maritial Property Laws in Wisconsin

In a Wisconsin divorce, marital property is divided according to community laws. This means that if a divorce occurs, all marital property will be split equally between the spouses. If you would like to guard your assets in the case of a divorce, you may create a prenuptial agreement. This avoids property being divided according […]

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Fatal Bicycle Accidents

Did you know that the number of preventable deaths from bicycle accidents have increased by 37 percent in the last ten years? Fatal bicycle accidents typically peak in June and throughout the rest of the summer, remaining high through September. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident due to the negligence […]

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How is Spousal Maintenance Determined?

How is spousal maintenance determined in a Wisconsin divorce? It is determined by the court. When determining a spousal maintenance order, the court examines specific factors. Such factors include: -each spouse’s education level -the earning capacity of each spouse -the length of the marriage -the earning capacity of each spouse For guidance throughout your divorce […]

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May Marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Amid the pandemic, motorcycle and scooter sales rose by 11.4 percent. As more people head out on the road, AAA offers up tips to bikers and drivers, on how to avoid motorcycle crashes this year. View these important tips here. If you or a loved one suffers a motorcycle crash due to the negligence of […]

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Child Support Order Modifications in Wisconsin

If you wish for a child support order to be changed, this is known as an “order modification”. A child support change can only be done by a court. Before a court order occurs, there are multiple avenues you can take to start the process of modifying child support. Ways to initiate this process include filing […]

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Slip & Fall Facts

Here are some slip & fall facts provided by the National Floor Safety Institute: Falls represent the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits. Each year, 8 million hospital emergency room visits result from falls.  Over 1 million emergency room visits result from slips and falls.  Over 2 million fatal injuries occur each year due […]

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