Archives: Children and Divorce

A Marriage Story: Is It Close To Real Life?

Published: Friday, March 6th, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised with Noah Baumbach’s new film “A Marriage Story”.

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.

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.

New Removal Law Ignores Certain Realities

Published: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Wisconsin’s new relocation law, while having many good aspects, has all the look of a law which was drafted by a committee on which few people with real family-law experience were serving.

Fathers’ Rights Groups Too Often Overlook Children’s Interests

Published: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Once again, there are efforts to require Wisconsin family courts to order equal physical placement in every – or virtually every – case.

Legislation Dealing With Domestic Abuse, Custody Not Having Intended Effect

Published: Thursday, January 31st, 2019

I recently read an interesting article in Wisconsin Lawyer concerning domestic abuse and child custody. I have more than a few thoughts.

Can Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Infringe on Children’s Well-being?

Published: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The WI Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a grandparent-visitation case that might affect the law in an important and highly emotional area.

New Legislation – Or the Less Things Change

Published: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Three new laws affect family law matters regarding child removal procedures, deposition restrictions, and “Sara’s Law.”

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.

No Tax Deductions for Maintenance

Published: Friday, January 19th, 2018

There are many unknowns about who will benefit from the new tax bill just passed by Congress. What it does for sure is hurt individuals getting divorced in maintenance situations.