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Archives: Guardian Ad Litem
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: 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: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Surrogacy case is a “man bites dog” story which provides some lessons about our legal system.
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
There is no “magic age” for when children have a right to be heard, but GALs should be trained on how to talk to children who are caught in the middle of family battles.
Published: Monday, January 28th, 2013
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an organization in which professionals from the family-law bar, mental-health providers and the courts come together in an effort to share information? That’s what The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is all about.
Published: Thursday, January 10th, 2013
At first blush, a court of appeals case which is not recommended for publication, but may be cited, presents the common and troublesome issue of a child making choices. Upon closer reading, however, the case is much simpler.
Published: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Hopefully, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision in Nehls will be relied upon only for the waiver issue, not approving the use of a GAL serving as a type of “special master” in deciding custody matters.
Published: Monday, August 6th, 2007
What would the role of a child’s representative be in a perfect world?
Published: Monday, July 30th, 2007
Much ink has been spilled over the GAL’s role, and much real and virtual debate has taken place. This article offers a discussion on the roles of lawyers for children other than the role prescribed in Wisconsin.
Published: Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Usually, a lawyer represents a client. In Wisconsin, on the other hand, a GAL represents the “concept” of the best interests of the child.