Archive: 2013

Family Law Holiday Wish List

Published: Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A request to do a “Wish List” for family law. It was fun writing it – let me know if you agree – or if you have better ideas.

Progressive Discipline

Published: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Why claim that we have a system of progressive discipline, when we don’t? And why even bother to have a disciplinary system which doesn’t even care about the future victims of lawyers like this?

Daubert And Family Law

Published: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The possible effect of Daubert on family law.

Surviving The Holidays During A Divorce

Published: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Excellent suggestions on how to survive the holidays if you are going through a divorce.

Attorney Suspension for Armed Robbery

Published: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The SC suspended – did not disbar, but suspended – a lawyer’s license of three years for committing an armed robbery. As a practicing lawyer, I am embarrassed.

Removal – Before the Divorce

Published: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The tricky issue of where parents can live with their children before a divorce is granted.

Appeals Court Reaches Correct Conclusion in Confusing Way

Published: Monday, November 25th, 2013

The statutes regarding post-judgment modification and removal are confusing. And unfortunately, a recent Court of Appeals decision makes them even more so.

Paternity and Travel

Published: Monday, November 25th, 2013

Fathers have neither the right nor the ability to restrict a pregnant woman from her constitutionally protected liberty.

Plea Bargaining in Disciplinary Cases

Published: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The Supreme Court is considering a proposal allowing plea bargaining in disciplinary cases. It’s about time.

Changing the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Published: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

It is difficult for me to see how forcing any justice to seek approval from their fellow justices every two years is going to solve any problems. Instead, it seems to me that it would likely increase politicking among the justices, thus increasing strife.