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Archives: U.S. Supreme Court
Published: Thursday, January 28th, 2021
Although most of my columns on family law criticize courts (it’s more entertaining than praising them), I am going to start my new project by praising our legal system. Although, for the most part, during the interim between the election and inauguration most politicians have looked disingenuous (and that’s a mild term), the courts almost uniformly have not.
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: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Recent court and legislative actions affect the division of military retirement pay and physical placement schedules for divorcing military families.
Published: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
The potential chaos if the US Supreme Court rules against same sex marriage.
Published: Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Since the 5th Circuit ruling was not stayed, same-sex couples are now routinely getting marriage in Wisconsin (and elsewhere).
Published: Friday, August 1st, 2014
While I do not profess to be an expert on Wisconsin constitutional law, please explain to me how a domestic partnership law is not “similar” to a legal status for marriage?
Published: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
This is not the first time CJ Abrahamson and Justice Bradley have dissented on the stricter side in disciplinary cases and once again I agree with their dissent.
Published: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
The United States Supreme Court issued two decisions today which appear to be significant victories for the gay rights movement.
Published: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Does federal law preempt state law when the state revokes a life insurance policy designation upon divorce? SCOTUS says yes.
Published: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
It is rare that the U.S. Supreme Court rules on issues in family law, but one exception is for employment benefits. On Monday, the high court heard oral arguments in Hillman v. Maretta, Case No. 11-1221. According to the court’s summary, the husband died before changing beneficiaries on a life insurance policy from his first […]