Archives: Fathers’ Rights

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.

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.

Parenting and Divorce: Three Key Factors

Published: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

There are three primary factors affecting children in divorce situations.

A Handy Decision for Divorcees Considering a Move

Published: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Two questions regarding removal were addressed by the District 2 Court of Appeals in Shulka v. Sikraji. It’s a handy case for family-law attorneys with cases where a client wants to move, but would forgo it if it means losing primary placement.

Wisconsin Appeals Court Erred in Joint Custody Decision

Published: Friday, April 4th, 2014

In a recent opinion the District 4 Court of Appeals misapplied Wisconsin statutes regarding the meaning of joint custody. Fortunately, it was an unpublished decision. Unfortunately, it is an authored opinion, so it can be cited for its persuasive value.

Mandatory Joint Custody (Or Placement)

Published: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

In Wisconsin, at least, “legal custody” involves only decision making about six areas, few of which are ever in dispute. The determination of where the children live is called “physical placement.” In most cases, that is the battlefield.

Paternity and Travel

Published: Monday, November 25th, 2013

Fathers have neither the right nor the ability to restrict a pregnant woman from her constitutionally protected liberty.

Equal Time Trend May Not Be The Best

Published: Monday, June 28th, 2010

Has shared time truly become the norm? Is it mandatory? Most importantly, is it a good thing?

Courts of Equity or Not?

Published: Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals intermittently tells us that it is primarily an error-correcting court. Recently, however, the court couldn’t resist the temptation to depart from that primary role to make a little new law, in Randy A.J. v. Norma I.J.,

Paternity and Arithmetic

Published: Wednesday, December 11th, 2002

A recent District II Court of Appeals case, recommended for publication, addressed the difficult issue of biological versus psychological parentage. In an interesting decision involving what the court of appeals called “an unusual factual situation scenario”, the court upheld the result reached by the trial court, but for entirely different reasons.