On Family Law: Does Meister Mean More Grandparent Visitation Litigation?
The Wisconsin Supreme Court concluded in In re Meister that a grandparent, great-grandparent, or stepparent need not prove a parent-child relationship in order to secure visitation rights under Wis. Stat. section 767.43(1). Will this decision expand grandparent visitation litigation in Wisconsin?
Ethical Dilemmas: Referral Fees and Conflicts of Interest
When do referral fees generate conflicts of interest? In the case of a longtime client’s daughter, referred to another lawyer for a case in a different practice area, when must you comply with informed consent and when might the referral fee generate a conflict of interest?
Final Order: Petition 14-03 E-filing in Circuit Courts
The rule would require a county-by-county transition to all electronic case files in the circuit courts. It would also mandate the use of the court electronic filing system by attorneys and high-volume small claims filers.
Wisconsin Enacts Revised Uniform Partnership Act
Advisors should explore whether any new Wisconsin partnerships their clients may form should immediately “opt-in” or “opt-out” of the new Uniform Partnership Act, according to three Wisconsin business attorneys who helped facilitate the changes.