Archives: Property Division

The Magic of Mediation

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.

Case Raises Questions about Mandatory Court Rulings

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.

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.

On Family Law in the Military

Published: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Recent court and legislative actions affect the division of military retirement pay and physical placement schedules for divorcing military families.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Voids a Marriage

Published: Friday, July 17th, 2015

As expected, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found a way to void the marriage when it issued its decision yesterday in Laubenheimer v. McLeod.

Pet Prenup?

Published: Friday, July 17th, 2015

In addition to my previous stated ambivalence regarding prenups in general, a prenup regarding pets seems to me to be particularly silly.

Lawyers Shouldn’t Rely on Wisconsin Appeals Court to Bail Them Out

Published: Monday, January 12th, 2015

It is common, where there are minor children, for a divorce agreement to require at least the payor of child support and sometimes both parties to maintain life insurance with the children as beneficiaries. A recent unpublished, but citeable, Wisconsin Court of Appeals case has implications for some of these divorce cases.

Life Insurance for Minor Children

Published: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

The issue becomes whether a life insurance provision is in the nature of child support or property division.

Most Expensive Divorce in History

Published: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Large cases are generally easier to settle than smaller ones. For one, both sides have a lot to lose. Fear can do wonders to promote compromise.

Equitable Distribution in Property Division

Published: Friday, March 28th, 2014

“Getting it right” meant ruling that only gifts and inheritances, whenever received, are exempt.