Archive: May 2012

Ex Parte Placement Order

Published: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Ex parte orders in custody cases are very dangerous in most cases.

Lawyer … and Thief

Published: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

What does an attorney get if they’re criminally convicted of “grand theft?” A 60-day suspension!

How to Select a Divorce Lawyer

Published: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Picking the right divorce lawyer shouldn’t just turn on their retainer.

State Supreme Court Decision Leaves Confusion in Its Wake

Published: Monday, May 7th, 2012

It is bad enough that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is wrong on the public policy regarding the modifiability of child support. Now, thanks to an April decision, the justices not only continue to be wrong about the public policy involved — they also have confused what should be simple law.

Does Mandatory Pro Bono Work Make Sense?

Published: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I have a few questions about New York’s new requirement that lawyers perform unpaid work before being licensed to practice.

Divorce Revenge Stories: Pulling Teeth

Published: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Revenge stories are always fun and all of us divorce lawyers have a few to share. But, none of mine can top the one concerning an ex-girlfriend dentist pulling out all of her ex-boyfriends teeth.