Archive: May 2013

Contingent Custody and Placement Orders

Published: Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I’ve ranted in the past about the cases in Wisconsin which prohibit contingent custody/placement orders. A recent pro/con debate in the Wisconsin Journal of Family Law allows me to renew my rant.

Wisconsin Needs to Reconsider Placement Law

Published: Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It is time for Wisconsin to reconsider the law regarding contingent placement orders.

Yet Another Weak Discipline Case

Published: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Sorry if this is getting repetitive, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued yet another weak discipline decision. This time it involves an attorney with four prior disciplinary proceedings.

Johnson v. Masters

Published: Friday, May 17th, 2013

This morning, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Johnson v. Masters. The court reversed the decision of the court of appeals which denied Patricia Johnson’s motion for a QDRO.

Wisconsin’s Non-discipline System

Published: Friday, May 17th, 2013

It would not be difficult for the Wisconsin Supreme Court to impose progressive discipline as it is so light to begin with. But, here is a case where his first disciplinary violation results in a 90 days suspension, but for his 5th violation, he gets only 60 days.

What Causes Divorce?

Published: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

One of the most common questions I am asked by people who learn that I am a divorce lawyer is “How can I prevent becoming one of your clients?” The answer is complicated.

Divorce Lawyers Are the Nicest People

Published: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

OK, some people won’t believe the title to this blog post, but it is true!

How Many Convictions Equal a Revocation?

Published: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

How many criminal convictions does it take before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin will revoke someone’s law license?