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Archive: August 2012
Published: Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Frequent filer cases are (fortunately) rare, but they exert an undue cost on the legal system.
Published: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
According to an article in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a “runaway” juror was fined $300 by Judge J.D. Watts.
Published: Friday, August 24th, 2012
An article from the Huntington Post offers plenty of good tips on what not say to a divorcee.
Published: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Since family law is almost entirely based on individual state law, most of what people claim to know about divorce is simply wrong.
Published: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
A recent court of appeals case, Lemke v. Lemke, raises the question of when judges can bring their own experiences into play in making decisions.
Published: Friday, August 10th, 2012
It’s rare that a discretionary order, such as maintenance, is reversed on appeal. It’s even rarer that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals goes to such length in reversing the order that it takes special concern to assure that on remand, the prevailing party on appeal can have a new judge hear the matter. Both occur in Lemke v. Lemke,
Published: Thursday, August 9th, 2012
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has certified a first of its kind surrogacy case for review by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Published: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
As I said in my previous post, the recent Court of Appeals case, Tierney v. Berger appears to have corrected a silly rule in Wisconsin law: A prohibition against “mixed” orders, which is an order which includes dollar-expressed and percentage-expressed support orders. Writing that column made me think of other silly laws in this field. […]
Published: Monday, August 6th, 2012
While the court gets to the proper result (in my never-to-be-humble opinion) in Tierney v. Berger, it does so in a convoluted way.
Published: Friday, August 3rd, 2012
In re the Paternity of F. T. R. raises a number of interesting questions, both legally and philosophically for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.