Archive: July 2012

Unusual Client Placement Request

Published: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Just when I thought I’d heard them all a husband requests placement for any first round NCAA championship game played by Syracuse.

Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Published: Monday, July 30th, 2012

Marry the right person, who will accept your changes and whose change you can accept.

State Needs to Divorce Itself from These Family Law Rules

Published: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Court of Appeals decision in Tierney is just silly. That led to me thinking … what other family law rules are simply silly?

Justice Prosser’s Legal Defense Fund

Published: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

An article in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel entitled “Prosser May Use Campaign Account to Pay Legal Bills” raises several common questions about judicial politics and finances with an unusual twist.

Colorado Killer and the Insanity Defense

Published: Monday, July 23rd, 2012

There is something severely wrong with a person who plans for months to execute innocent people. But, that is not the standard for being Not Guilty by Reason of a Mental Disease or Defect.

The Law Sometimes Works in Mysterious Ways

Published: Friday, July 20th, 2012

Yes, the law sometimes works in mysterious ways. Take, for example, a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals opinion that reached the right conclusion, although for somewhat convoluted reasons. In the process, the court has, thankfully, cleared up one of the more silly aspects of family law in Wisconsin.

Lemke Decision and Semantics

Published: Monday, July 16th, 2012

Lawyers, especially courts in a common law system, need to be careful of the words they choose.

Marriage Impossible: Cruise v. Holmes

Published: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

First question I was asked at my dentist’s office yesterday: “How was the Tom Cruise case resolved so quickly?”

Unsolicited Faxes Have a Real Cost to Small Business Owners

Published: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Junk faxes are worse than spam email, because there is an incremental cost.

10 Things Divorce Lawyers Should Say

Published: Monday, July 9th, 2012

Smart Money Magazine recently published an article titled “10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won’t Say.” My response: If there are things divorce lawyers won’t tell their clients, it’s probably because they’re untrue.