Archive: 2014

Right Decision in Removal Case

Published: Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

In its interpretation of Wisconsin’s removal law in Shulka v. Sikraji , the Wisconsin Court of Appeals made the right decision.

A Handy Decision for Divorcees Considering a Move

Published: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Two questions regarding removal were addressed by the District 2 Court of Appeals in Shulka v. Sikraji. It’s a handy case for family-law attorneys with cases where a client wants to move, but would forgo it if it means losing primary placement.

My Retirement as a Wedding Officiant

Published: Monday, December 29th, 2014

Sadly, my career as a wedding officiant has come to an end.

Life Insurance for Minor Children

Published: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

The issue becomes whether a life insurance provision is in the nature of child support or property division.

8 Things I’d Tell My Freshly Divorced Self

Published: Sunday, December 21st, 2014

An excellent article in the Huffington Post by a woman who has been there.

Happy Holidays For The Children

Published: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Thinking about the holidays from the perspective of the kids (rather than themselves) is easier said than done.

Equal Placement and Parenting Plans

Published: Monday, November 17th, 2014

The legal system should be less concerned with equalizing placement time and more concerned with plans to deal with the ongoing issues of raising children.

Lawyers in Legislature

Published: Monday, November 10th, 2014

So while people can be angry at lawyers for a number of things (see my posts of lawyer discipline), state statutes are not in that category. There will be a record low number of lawyers in the new legislature.

OLR Review

Published: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Yes, a review would be welcome. But not one which fails to understand and address the real problems with Wisconsin’s so-called disciplinary system.

New Jersey Alimony Law

Published: Friday, September 12th, 2014

The problem is that real life situations differ so greatly from one case to another that any maintenance law needs to give the courts the power to override presumptions in certain circumstances.