Archives: Caselaw

Friends with the Judge

Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Court’s decision in Miller v. Carroll, regarding a judge accepting a Facebook friend request from a party to a case, is so limited in scope as to be worthless in application to other matters.

Supreme Court Wastes Time On Decision In First Family-law Case In Eight Years

Published: Friday, May 29th, 2020

It has been 8 years since the WI Supreme Court accepted a review of a family-law case. Their recent decision makes one wonder why they spent their time.

2019 Year in Review

Published: Thursday, February 6th, 2020

After a year of writing this column for the Wisconsin Law Journal, it is time to take a look back at the main issues for the year.

Who Wants to Be Friends – with a Judge?

Published: Monday, January 13th, 2020

On Jan. 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the question of who can be friends with a judge – at least in the cyber world. 

Case Raises Questions about Mandatory Court Rulings

Published: Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The WI Supreme Court does not accept many family-law cases, so it was surprising when the justices granted review of Pulkkila v. Pulkkila.

Does It Really Take A Village?

Published: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Should courts ever grant grandparents’ visitation rights against parents’ wishes?

Krause Muddies Water in Child Support Cases

Published: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Requiring parties to exchange tax returns in child support cases may cause confusion.

Wisconsin Family Law Case Finder

Published: Friday, February 23rd, 2018

On March 1, 2018, Loeb & Herman will debut Wisconsin Family Law Case Finder, a subscription based legal research service specifically designed for family law attorneys.

On Family Law in the Military

Published: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Recent court and legislative actions affect the division of military retirement pay and physical placement schedules for divorcing military families.

Delegating Custody and Placement Disputes to Third Parties

Published: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Can post-judgment divorce disputes regarding custody and placement be delegated to third parties?