Archives: Children and Divorce
RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL: Why attempts to minimize time with third-party caretakers might not always be in children’s best interests
Published: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Some things sound better on paper than they turn out to be in real life.
Published: Monday, September 21st, 2020
Allowing children to play a role in the legal system when they’re very young increases the risk of manipulation and future guilt.
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.
Published: Monday, May 4th, 2020
It’s far more common to accompany a client to a mediation session than to a contested court hearing. But that requires experience and negotiation skills.
Published: Friday, April 24th, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everything, including issues related to child support by parents who have lost their jobs.
Published: Friday, March 6th, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised with Noah Baumbach’s new film “A Marriage Story”.
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.
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.
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.
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.