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Articles from Loeb & Herman
Published: Friday, January 13th, 2023
One of my favorite columns is to review family law cases and legislation from the prior year. It gives me yet another opportunity to express my thoughts on the good and the bad that occurred. Fortunately for me as a columnist, there was enough bad to make this column (hopefully) somewhat entertaining as “good” tends to be boring. So here goes:
Published: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
One of the ugly parts of our legal system is the politics of electing judges. With an election for a Supreme Court justice in 2023, the ugliness has gotten an early start.
Published: Monday, December 12th, 2022
On Nov. 6, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Brackeen v. Haaland, a case which presented numerous constitutional and legislative issues regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act or ICWA.
Published: Monday, November 28th, 2022
Few recent trials have attracted as much attention in the non-legal world than the Brooks trial in Waukesha.
Published: Monday, November 14th, 2022
While a child of 16 years with a car is going to make his or her own decision about placement, do we really want to give a 7 year old that authority?
Published: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
In 1975, The United States Supreme Court held that a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to waive counsel and self-represent in a criminal case. Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975). While the trial court has a responsibility to discourage self-representation, it cannot prohibit it. The result can be (and usually is) the circus occurring in the Waukesha trial of the Christmas parade driver Darrell Brooks.
Published: Monday, October 17th, 2022
Without question, the biggest change in family law in my years of practice is the trend to settle cases rather than litigate. What was once routine has become rare.
Published: Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
After 38 years as a family law attorney with Loeb & Herman LLC, I have joined JAMS as a neutral in its Wisconsin office.
Published: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
The term “judicial activism” is commonly thrown around to disparage judges. It generally is used to accuse courts of being too aggressive or too liberal. A recent court of appeals decision contains an element which raises an interesting question.
Published: Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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