Archives: Grandparent Rights

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.

Does It Really Take A Village?

Published: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Should courts ever grant grandparents’ visitation rights against parents’ wishes?

Can Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Infringe on Children’s Well-being?

Published: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The WI Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a grandparent-visitation case that might affect the law in an important and highly emotional area.

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.

Does Meister Mean More
Grandparent Visitation Litigation?

Published: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Will the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in In re Meister expand grandparent visitation litigation in Wisconsin?

Grandparent Visitation

Published: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court expands the law of grandparent visitation, perhaps at the expense of children.

WI Supreme Court Decides Grandparent Visitation Case

Published: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals in grandparent visitiation case.

Grandparent Visitation Case

Published: Thursday, July 9th, 2015

One of the most difficult and emotional issues in this field is grandparent visitation. Often, grandparents serve as surrogate parents and are very close to their grandchildren. Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted review for the first time in a grandparent visitation case.

Grandparents’ Case Raises Hard Questions

Published: Monday, February 1st, 2010

On the other hand, one’s heart has to go out to grandparents who have lost a child through death and then run the risk of losing their grandchildren due to the capriciousness of the surviving parent. Yet both sides cannot be right.

Third Party Visitation in Wisconsin

Published: Thursday, March 1st, 2001

Wisconsin law is a mixture of different standing requirements and standards for grandparent visitation and other third-party intervention. Thus, some of these statutes are vulnerable to constitutional attack in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision.