Archives: Caselaw

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?

Back to the Past: Retroactive Revisions in Support

Published: Friday, July 22nd, 2016

When a party in a divorce or paternity matter fails to exchange financial information, the court can go back in history and make retroactive adjustments to support.

Does Meister Mean More
Grandparent Visitation Litigation?

Published: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Will the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in In re Meister expand grandparent visitation litigation in Wisconsin?

Grandparent Visitation

Published: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court expands the law of grandparent visitation, perhaps at the expense of children.

WI Supreme Court Decides Grandparent Visitation Case

Published: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals in grandparent visitiation case.

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.

Confidentiality and Divorce

Published: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The issue of confidentiality pits the interests of the parties who would like to keep their affairs private from the public interest in the openness of our legal system. My preference is for the former however, it is nice to have a legal system which is open and public.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Voids a Marriage

Published: Friday, July 17th, 2015

As expected, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found a way to void the marriage when it issued its decision yesterday in Laubenheimer v. McLeod.

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.