Archive: 2001

Family Law Urban Legends are Often Falsehoods

Published: Wednesday, November 21st, 2001

Family law has its own “urban legends.” This article examines several such legends and discusses their reality.

Pre-divorce Marital Pacts are Still Perplexing

Published: Wednesday, May 16th, 2001

Imagine calling to the witness stand the paramour of your client’s estranged spouse, in an attempt to prove that the spouse entered into a marital property agreement with a divorce in mind.

Linkage Between Child Placement and Child Support Needs Clarification

Published: Wednesday, May 9th, 2001

Among the most difficult issues in family law is the interplay between the amount of time children spend with each parent and child support. No doubt, the more time a parent has the children, the higher the cost. Yet, where is the “breaking point” where additional time should result in a change in the child support?

Frequent Filers Cause Real Problems

Published: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001

Frivolous actions seem to occur more frequently in family court than in most other areas of law.

Collaborative Law Can Mitigate Divorce Damage

Published: Sunday, April 1st, 2001

Collaborative divorce requires lawyers who believe in the process and commit to work to resolve problems. Collaborative lawyers use problem solving techniques to fashion a “win-win” approach to the case, rather than the intimidation and threats of going to court to litigate.

Collaborative Divorce: A Short Overview

Published: Sunday, April 1st, 2001

Collaborative divorce has been tried and tested in a number of states and is spreading throughout the country.

Third Party Visitation in Wisconsin

Published: Thursday, March 1st, 2001

Wisconsin law is a mixture of different standing requirements and standards for grandparent visitation and other third-party intervention. Thus, some of these statutes are vulnerable to constitutional attack in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision.