Archives: Paternity

New Legislation – Or the Less Things Change

Published: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Three new laws affect family law matters regarding child removal procedures, deposition restrictions, and “Sara’s Law.”

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.

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.

Court’s Paternity Decision Follows Precedent

Published: Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Continued analysis of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals consolidated decision in Hendrick v. Hendrick and State v. Skarzynski.

Trial Judge Had Authority to Seek Paternity Testing

Published: Monday, March 16th, 2009

Garry and Jennifer Hendrick were married in early September of 1999. Jennifer’s daughter was born in late January of 2000. Before Jennifer started her divorce action against Garry, Garry had himself, the girl and the couple’s other child tested to see if he was their biological father. He is not. The State started a paternity action.

Decision Addresses Child Support Arrears

Published: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Any confusion about Wisconsin law regarding credits for child support arrears might have (finally) been put to rest, thanks to a recent supreme court decision.

2004 Wisconsin Court of Appeals Review

Published: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

In a previous article, we looked at the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s significant family law cases from 2004. In this article, I will focus on significant 2004 cases decided by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

A Look Back at Family Law in 2004

Published: Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Per tradition, it is time to take a look back at the significant family law cases which were decided during the past year, with either plaudits for the well-reasoned decisions or – forgive me, judges – one last kick at those with which I take issue.

Status Quo Statute Bumps Heads with Statute Pushing Joint Custody

Published: Saturday, July 24th, 2004

What happens when new legislation causes a direct conflict with an existing statute? Did the Wisconsin legislature forget about the existing law? How does an appellate court, which is supposed to interpret statutes, not rewrite them, deal with such a conflict?

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.,