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Family Law

May 22, 2019

Choice of jobs in a time of full employment

When it comes to employment choices, having a support obligation means that the good ol' USA is no longer a free country.

Apr 25, 2019

New removal law ignores certain realities

It’s not that the previous law on relocation was perfect, but the new version, while improving on certain aspects, violates what should be a principal tenet for legislation: Don’t adopt laws, at least parts of which, everyone is just going to ignore.

Apr 2, 2019

Fathers’ rights groups too often overlook children’s interests

With a new legislative session underway, once again there are efforts to require Wisconsin family courts to order equal physical placement in every – or virtually every – case.

Jan 30, 2019

Legislation dealing with domestic abuse, custody not having intended effect

An interesting article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Lawyer concerning domestic abuse and child custody: Meuer, Gibart & Roach, “Domestic Abuse: Little Impact on Child Custody and Placement”, Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 91, No. 11 (December, 2018).

Dec 24, 2018

Mediation center to offer training in family-law mediation

The Milwaukee-based Family Mediation Center will be offering a spring mediation training session on family law.

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?

Apr 11, 2018

Walker signs bill expanding legal protections for guardians, attorneys in family law cases

Gov. Scott Walker has signed Sara’s Law in the Sara Quirt-Sann Memorial Courtroom at the Marathon County Courthouse in Wausau.

Jun 21, 2017

New rules coming to family law

On paper, the new rule appears simple: Starting July 1, lawyer-mediators will be able to draw up settlement documents in family law cases. In practice, though, it's far from easy.

Dec 7, 2016

IF I KNEW THEN … Family law is much more than a division of assets

When it comes to family law, being a lawyer is only part of the deal.

Nov 21, 2016

High court seeking comments on proposal to let lawyer-mediators draft docs

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is asking practitioners and others for their thoughts on a proposed rule change that would allow lawyers who mediate family-law disputes to also draft documents resulting from those negotiations.

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.

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