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Jan 5, 2023

Woman charged with repeatedly poisoning husband

A Wisconsin woman accused of repeatedly poisoning her veterinarian husband with animal euthanasia drugs has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Jun 20, 2022

Courts meant to serve the public

Here's a simple idea: Courts should serve the public. In particular, parties should be allowed to be divorced without the costs and inconvenience of a public court appearance.

Mar 18, 2022

Will courts really enforce proposed financial information exchange rules?

In law, as in many things in life, some ideas are better in theory than in practice. It is not uncommon that the Legislature, which has precious few lawyers (most sessions have ten or fewer lawyers out of 133 state Senators and Representatives, and almost none of them has ever been in the private practice of law), passes legislation which sounds good on its face but has a different practical effec[...]

Jun 1, 2020

Wisconsin divorce filings on the wane since pandemic’s beginnings

In late March, as people in China emerged from coronavirus quarantines, lawyers watched divorce rates skyrocket in many Chinese cities. Statistics about the increase quickly spread online.

Apr 24, 2020

How support has changed in the age of COVID-19

Although I’m normally not one to bemoan the “good old days” gone by, there are instances in which I do. And given the unprecedented and unusual circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak as it affects the legal system, one such instance comes to mind.

Apr 1, 2020

AVOID THE ‘F’ WORD: What’s ‘fair’ got to do with it?

Recently, a default divorce hearing fell through because the judge in the case had the temerity to ask a party whether she thought the proposed settlement was fair.

May 29, 2018

Zielinski provides divorcing couples with financial options

Grant Zielinski knows he needs to do a little explaining when responding to the question: What do you do for a living?

Nov 9, 2017

Marriage waiting period elimination passes Assembly

Couples who get divorced would no longer have to wait six months before remarrying under a bill approved by the Wisconsin Assembly.

Jun 15, 2016

GRAY AREA: Divorces among 50-plus pose new obstacles for attorneys

When it comes to divorce, it’s not enough anymore to know the ins and outs of child custody or the complexities of the law governing property divisions.

May 10, 2016

Should grandparents have visitation rights?

In a rare unanimous decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court construed the meaning of the statute on grandparents’ visitation rights after a divorce.

May 4, 2016

Group wants pro bono attorneys for piecemeal divorce cases

Before a recent rule change, the chances were slim that the parties in a divorce case could find lawyers to represent them pro bono.

Jun 17, 2015

Cordell & Cordell to host Men’s Divorce School

Men's Divorce School, a free seminar presented July 7 in Milwaukee by the domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, will provide a crash course in Divorce 101.


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