Archive: 1998

Hughes v. Hughes

Published: Sunday, March 1st, 1998

Wisconsin law has changed several times in the past several years regarding the balance between allowing one parent freedom to relocate and the need for children to have two involved parents. Recently, a court of appeals case, Hughes v. Hughes, 223 Wis. 2d 111 (Wis. App. 1998), appears to have moved the pendulum once again.

10 Commandments of Domestic Negotiations, or “Rules, In a Knife Fight?”

Published: Sunday, February 1st, 1998

Here are a few suggested rules for lawyers to adopt, not to kick each other in sensitive spots, but to help overcome fundamental impediments to settlement.

The New Tax Law and Divorce

Published: Thursday, January 15th, 1998

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (“1997 Act”), which was signed into law on August 5, 1997, contains several provisions which affect the practice of divorce law. This article will highlight some of the key provisions.

Child Support and the Law of Diminishing Returns

Published: Friday, January 2nd, 1998

For years now, the legislature has been preoccupied with passing laws to effectively collect child support. These laws have done quite a bit of good and in some cases have been remarkably effective. Yet, in light of the most recent legislation, the question must be asked whether there is a point of diminishing returns.

Parental Alienation

Published: Thursday, January 1st, 1998

Two very recent cases decided simultaneously by the Vermont Supreme Court squarely addressed the issue of parental alienation, each with quite different results.