Archive: 2015

Wussy Discipline

Published: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The decision of the Wisconsin SC was unanimous, apparently they all agree that a lawyer who had been disciplined on two prior occasions, committed 42 new violations affecting 12 clients and did not even bother to respond to the allegations should not have his license revoked.

Sub S Income and Child Support and Spousal Maintenance

Published: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

How much income from a Sub S corporation can be used for child support and maintenance? A recent court of appeals holding in Biorgo doesn’t bring clarity to this confusing family law issue.

Kirk Kerkorian

Published: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian holds a special place in Family Law.

Life’s Biggest Mistakes

Published: Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

A lesson I learned early in my career on making mistakes.

The Ultimatum Game and Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Published: Saturday, June 13th, 2015

In the process of writing my book for the ABA Family Law Section, I did a fair amount of research into a field called “game theory,” which, among other models, includes the ultimatum game.

Potential Chaos

Published: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

The potential chaos if the US Supreme Court rules against same sex marriage.

Adoption Story

Published: Friday, May 29th, 2015

The adoption ceremony was one of the best moments I ever seen in the courthouse. It was warm, touching and beautiful.

Shared Custody and Stress on Children

Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Article suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents.
The central point is not the particular schedule, but the level of conflict between the parents.

Standoff at the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Published: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Justice Abrahamson will likely be remembered as the judge who refused to step down.

Are Maintenance Guidelines a Good Idea?

Published: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Maintenance guidelines are a good idea if they are advisory, because they allow for judicial discretion. However, ignoring individual circumstances creates more harm than good.