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Gregg Herman

Dec 7, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: Looking back at happened in 2021 with family law

It’s time for my annual year in review – a look back at those new cases and statutes in family law which improve this area of law and those which, well, not so much.

Nov 11, 2021

There should be no ties in litigation

There is a saying in sports that a tie is like kissing your sister. For an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, however, a tie would be like kissing your sister after having paid her a lot of money.

Oct 28, 2021

Where have all the grievances gone?

For about the last thirty years, my side job has been to serve as retained counsel, first for BAPR, then for OLR.

Oct 18, 2021

The high conflict divorce

My late partner, Leonard Loeb, used to say that every lawyer has at least one case which they think is the cause of most of their headaches and lost sleep. The lawyer thinks “as soon as that case is completed, my life will be so much easier.” But, naturally, as soon as that case does wrap up, there is another one with the same effect on the lawyer.

Oct 4, 2021

COVID AND CUSTODY: Surprising lack of litigation among parents over vaccines, masks

One of the expected consequences of the COVID epidemic was disputes between parents regarding parenting children.

Aug 25, 2021

ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM: Sometimes, in-person is better

In a previous column, I commented that one of the few silver linings of the dark, dark cloud called Covid-19 is that it has led to an increased use of technology, such as Zoom, and the resulting avoidance of unnecessary costs.

Jul 23, 2021

Being a little married

There is a saying that you cannot be a little bit pregnant. Well, apparently, you can be a little married.

Dec 6, 2019

Who wants to be friends – with a judge?

On Jan. 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the question of who can be friends with a judge – at least in the cyber world. The implications of the case may affect the use of ESM (Electronic Social Media) by judges and bring into play the adage “bad facts make bad law”.

Nov 25, 2019

Most family law cases now settle. Here are some tips on doing it right.

The greatest change in the practice of family law in recent years has been the incredibly higher rate of resolution versus settlement.

Sep 18, 2019

THE MAGIC OF MEDIATION: Litigation rates in family law decline in favor of settlements

Among the changes in the practice of family law over the years (and there have been many) none have been as significant as the transition of the practice from litigation focused to settlement focused.

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.

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