Archives: Family Law

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.

Family Law Update for January 2020

Published: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

In this Issue: New year, new Family Law Update, Hague child custody case before SCOTUS, frozen embryos and more!

Who Wants to Be Friends – with a Judge?

Published: Monday, January 13th, 2020

On Jan. 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the question of who can be friends with a judge – at least in the cyber world. 

Family Law Update for December 2019

Published: Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

In this Issue: Introducing Herman Mediation Services, Contempt of non-payment of GAL fees and more!

Family Law Update for November 2019

Published: Friday, November 15th, 2019

In this Issue: “The Judge on Facebook” case, divorce and social media and more!

Family Law Update for October 2019

Published: Friday, October 18th, 2019

In this Issue: Proposed GAL Training Rule, Women and Divorce, Post-Divorce Tax Benefits After Alimony Deduction’s Death and more!

The Magic of Mediation

Published: Friday, October 4th, 2019

With the training available to mediators today and the track record of success, it is close to malpractice for a lawyer to take a client to trial without at least trying mediation.

Family Law Update for September 2019

Published: Friday, September 13th, 2019

In this Issue: Review for “Judge on Facebook” case, effects of divorce on work performance, sperm donation and more!

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.

Family Law Update for August 2019

Published: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

In this Issue: Legislative Council Study Committee on Placement and Support and more.