Archive: 2015

Game Theory and Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Published: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Outstanding book goes into detail about game theory and its application to divorce settlement negotiations.

The Onion on Parenting

Published: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

As is typical of articles in the Onion, there is more truth in their humor than in some serious articles.

WI’s Disciplinary System Isn’t California

Published: Friday, October 30th, 2015

A lawyer has been suspended since 2009 while the California SC is considering a disbarment recommendation for over 1,100 bar complaints.

Women More Likely to Initiate a Divorce

Published: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Studies show that women are more likely than men to initiate a divorce. My cases would support that finding.

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Divorcing

Published: Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Divorcing, An Excellent Article By Randy Kessler

Child Support and Variable Costs

Published: Monday, October 19th, 2015

Wisconsin law allows a court to reduce child support where the paying parent has placement at least 25% of overnights and is ordered to “assume basic support costs in proportion to the time that the parent has placement of the child”. In addition, the court must assign responsibility for variable costs for the child in proportion to the share of physical placement. The problem is that variable costs are amorphous and disagreement can lead to future litigation.

How to Explain Divorce to Children

Published: Friday, October 2nd, 2015

An excellent article on explaining divorce to a child was written by my friend, Atlanta lawyer Randy Kessler, and was published in the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Methods for Settlement Negotiations

Published: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

My column in this issue of Inside Track, published by the Wisconsin State Bar, is entitled: Methods for Settlement Negotiations.

Public Reprimand for Lying to Court

Published: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The Supreme Court overrode lying lawyer’s suspension in favor of a public reprimand.

Indian Child Welfare Act

Published: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

While the law needs to be aware of the right of parents to raise their children, the trump card should be to protect children, not the rights of any adults.