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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, 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.
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.
Published: Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Should his parents have power of attorney to use his frozen sperm? It appears that there is no legal obstacle to using the frozen sperm.
Published: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Large cases are generally easier to settle than smaller ones. For one, both sides have a lot to lose. Fear can do wonders to promote compromise.
Published: Friday, March 28th, 2014
“Getting it right” meant ruling that only gifts and inheritances, whenever received, are exempt.
Published: Friday, August 9th, 2013
I’m not sure that the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in McLeod v. Mudlaff is bad law. But the case certainly seems to involve bizarre facts.
Published: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Does federal law preempt state law when the state revokes a life insurance policy designation upon divorce? SCOTUS says yes.
Published: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
It is rare that the U.S. Supreme Court rules on issues in family law, but one exception is for employment benefits. On Monday, the high court heard oral arguments in Hillman v. Maretta, Case No. 11-1221. According to the court’s summary, the husband died before changing beneficiaries on a life insurance policy from his first […]