Archive: April 2013

Comparing Wisconsin’s Practices Nationally, Internationally

Published: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

So, how does the practice of family law in Wisconsin compare to other states? Quite well, it turns out.

Spousal Support in Florida

Published: Friday, April 26th, 2013

The laws on spousal support vary among the states, but Florida may be greatly restricting how much has to be paid.

Family Law Roundtable, Not Royal or “Pythonesque”

Published: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

A recent article in Slate magazine offers: “Tips from the Nation’s Top Divorce Lawyers on When, Where, and How to Split.” The article has several errors.

Life Insurance and The U.S. Supreme Court

Published: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

It is rare that the U.S. Supreme Court rules on issues in family law, but one exception is for employment benefits. On Monday, the high court heard oral arguments in Hillman v. Maretta, Case No. 11-1221.  According to the court’s summary, the husband died before changing beneficiaries on a life insurance policy from his first […]

Blog Comment on Divorce from Hell

Published: Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Today, I received a notification that a Terry Powers had commented on my Friday blog post entitled “Divorce from Hell.”

Divorce from Hell

Published: Friday, April 12th, 2013

My father was a family physician and used to say that the definition of a mild heart attack was someone else’s. Same goes for divorce.