Archives: Domestic Violence/Abuse

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.

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.

Zero Tolerance During Child Placement Conflicts

Published: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Clients don’t always welcome the recommendation to not drink when it affects placement, but zero tolerance is the only solution.

Pets, Domestic Violence, and Act 253

Published: Monday, March 21st, 2016

Every divorce lawyer has seen it – a domestic violence perpetrator who abuses the family pet as a way to inflict pain on a spouse or other family member. Act 253, while not a cure-all, offers protections for victims’ pets through DV orders.

Domestic Violence and Custody

Published: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This case, recommended for publication, involved a divorce in which the parties stipulated to joint legal custody despite prior DV incidents.

Marital Rape – Or Not?

Published: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where is the line between a spouse having a degenerative disease but still being able to consent – or not?

Domestic Violence Victims

Published: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The Ray Rice case highlights an issue which always has baffled me: The role of the victim in domestic violence cases.

Revenge Scenarios

Published: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Here is the greatest revenge of all – show your ex spouse that you don’t need him by making a good life for yourself without him.