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Published: Monday, August 24th, 2009
As almost any family law attorney can attest, manipulative payors exist. Unfortunately, due to a recent decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, their gamesmanship may continue.
Published: Monday, August 10th, 2009
While family lawyers were sleeping, two bullets were dodged with the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in Tensfeldt v. Haberman, Or, more accurately, one bullet was dodged and one deflected for the time being.
Published: Monday, August 3rd, 2009
In the final days of the 2008-09 term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Tensfeldt v. Haberman, and, although the factual situation is somewhat complicated, bear with me — it has some important family law and ethical implications.
Published: Monday, June 1st, 2009
The Court of Appeals decision in Heppner raises a number of serious questions, not the least of which is, whatever happened to trial court discretion?
Published: Monday, May 25th, 2009
Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued one of the most … er … interesting decisions in family law in a long time.
Published: Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Continued analysis of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals consolidated decision in Hendrick v. Hendrick and State v. Skarzynski.
Published: Monday, March 16th, 2009
Garry and Jennifer Hendrick were married in early September of 1999. Jennifer’s daughter was born in late January of 2000. Before Jennifer started her divorce action against Garry, Garry had himself, the girl and the couple’s other child tested to see if he was their biological father. He is not. The State started a paternity action.
Published: Thursday, March 5th, 2009
The Court opf Appeals opinion in Stevenson creates some slightly “Itchy and Scratchy” issues and questions.
Published: Thursday, February 26th, 2009
From the first two sentences of a recent Dist. II Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision, it was evident that it was not going to be good news for Jeffery B. Stevenson.