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Archives: Financial Issues
Published: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
There’s no way I’m going to review 2020 in general as it would require expletives not allowed in this publication. So instead, I’ll limit my review to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which issued two opinions concerning family law this year – and has one case pending for next year.
Published: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Learn about factors that make successful settlements more likely for clients in divorces, business disputes, and other matters.
Published: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
The WI Supreme Court will determine whether or not a legal separation protects a legally separated spouse from a marital purpose obligation under Chapter 766.
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: 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: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Failed mediations cost time and money. So here are five ways to improve the likelihood of success.
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.
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.