July 11, 2018 – Did you know that 14 State Bar of Wisconsin sections are blogging? Recently, four different sections released four new blogs on Wisconsin’s new child relocation statute, considerations for mediation, and the civil procedure overhaul.
In “Moving a Child Now Requires a Motion: Wisconsin’s New Relocation Statute,” Lisa-Marie Line, a corporation counsel with Rock County, discusses 2017 Wisconsin Act 203, which “changes the procedures parents must follow to move or relocate with a child when both parents are granted any periods of physical placement.”
Writing for the Children and the Law Section Blog, Line notes that the new law requires a parent seeking to move more than 100 miles from the other parent to file a motion, which must include a number of things, including the relocation plan.
Over at the Family Law Section Blog, attorney Tiffany Highstrom of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP also discusses the child relocation statute, in "2017 Wisconsin Act 203 and Changes to Post-divorce Relocation Standards."
Jill Hamill Sopha, an employment attorney mediator at Sopha Mediation LLC in Milwaukee, discusses how to determine if a particular case is a good candidate for mediation in “To Mediate or Not: A Fresh Perspective Look Beyond the Law.”
Hamill, writing for the Labor & Employment Law Section Blog, says: “If you have a client that prioritizes controlling his or her own destiny and/or the ability to predict and plan for an outcome, mediation is an avenue to consider.”
Finally, Lauren Triebenbach of von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee, discusses Wisconsin civil procedure reforms in “Massive Civil Procedure Overhaul Becomes Law,” courtesy of the Construction and Public Contract Law Section Blog.
“These changes, while procedural, affect everyone who litigates construction disputes. Additionally, one of the changes is specific to construction dealing – a shortening of the statute of repose,” writes Triebenbach.
Interested in writing for a section blog? Section members should contact the section’s blog editor. Interested in other blogs? Check out the 2018 list of Wisconsin Law Blogs.