Archive: June 2012

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “Prepare for Plummeting Income”

Published: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Good divorce lawyers not only warn potential clients about plummeting income, but about the larger picture of likely financial sacrifices which are part of divorce.

Wisconsin Needs a Real Judicial Discipline Process

Published: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Judges are not above the law, and Wisconsin needs a system for investigating allegations of judicial misconduct.

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “Go Cry Somewhere Else”

Published: Monday, June 25th, 2012

The emotional toll of a divorce is worse than the financial. We usually recommend that our clients be in counseling during a divorce.

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “I’ve Only Handled a Couple of Divorce Cases”

Published: Monday, June 25th, 2012

For cases with a lot at stake or complex issues, a potential client should be less interested in cost and more interested in the skill and experience of the lawyer.

Perfect Prosecution Verdict in Sandusky Case

Published: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

The prosecution got a perfect verdict: guilty on enough counts to warrant what will be a life sentence, but not guilty on a few counts, which should insulate the verdict on appeal.

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “I Make Promises I Can’t Keep”

Published: Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Good, professional lawyers do not over promise. Rather, we give a realistic appraisal.

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “My Lack of Fiscal Know-how Will Cost You”

Published: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

In a case where there are complex financial circumstances involved, parties should hire lawyers with sufficient experience and knowledge to understand them, but also to understand when a higher degree of expertise is warranted.

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: ” I Get Sued — A lot.”

Published: Monday, June 18th, 2012

Smart Money’s article on divorce attorneys does make a good point, although it is not real clear on what it means to “get sued.”

10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say: “You’ll Pay More…”

Published: Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Good divorce lawyers will never guarantee a fee. At best, we can give an estimate, and hope the client remembers that it was just that – an estimate.

Nehls v. Nehls

Published: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Hopefully, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision in Nehls will be relied upon only for the waiver issue, not approving the use of a GAL serving as a type of “special master” in deciding custody matters.