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    • February
      13
      2019
      Family Law Section Blog

      Crime Victim Rights: Marsy's Law Comes to Wisconsin

      Advocates for Marsy’s Law – equal rights for crime victims as defendants – have introduced resolutions recently in the Wisconsin Legislature. Donna Ginzl talks about Marsy’s Law For All and what’s happening in Wisconsin.

    • December
      14
      2018
      Family Law Section Blog

      Brussels Sprouts, Pancakes, and Proof in Grandparent Visitation

      Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court oral arguments in Michels v. Lyons dissected the constitutionality of a grandparent visitation statute. Tiffany Highstrom and Sara Vanden Brook discuss the court’s recent oral arguments regarding the statute and cases involved.

    • November
      29
      2018
      Family Law Section Blog

      Immigration Matters in Divorce: The I-864 Affidavit of Support

      When you represent noncitizen clients, immigration issues may overlap with family law issues. Cassel Villarreal details one particular issue – the I-864 Affidavit for Support, where a citizen sponsor agrees to financially support their immigrating spouse – and how it comes to play in divorce.

    • October
      15
      2018
      Family Law Section Blog

      Family Law:
      It's the End of Maintenance as We Know It

      As of Jan. 1, 2019, maintenance payments will no longer be tax deductible to the payer or taxable income to the payee under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. But is it a cause for panic? David Karp examines the differences between taxable maintenance andnon-taxable maintenance under the Act.

    • December
      07
      2017
      Family Law Section Blog

      Family Lawyers: Are We Becoming Obsolete?

      The number of self-represented parties in family courts continues to rise. Susan Hansen discusses the issue and what family lawyers can do in response.

    • October
      05
      2017
      Family Law Section Blog

      Third Party Visitation: What Is Your Legal Burden?

      The legal framework in determining third-party visitation is different from the legal framework for awarding physical placement in a divorce or paternity action. Cassel Villarreal outlines an analysis for determining third-party visitation.

    • September
      05
      2017
      Family Law Section Blog

      There’s No Limit to the Practical Use of Limited Scope Representation

      For solo and small firms, limited scope representation is a milestone for efficient, cost-effective representation, and is exceptionally practical in family law settings. James Bock discusses this recently enacted rule and its potential application in family law matters.

    • August
      02
      2017
      Family Law Section Blog

      Lawyer-mediators Can Now Draft Agreements

      As of July 1, 2017, lawyers serving as mediators can draft, amend, and file legal documents for litigants going through a family law case. David Karp discusses this new amendment to the Supreme Court Rules and provides a sample acknowledgement that complies with the new amendment.

    • August
      01
      2017
      Family Law Section Blog

      Welcome to the Family Law Section Blog

      The new Family Law Section Blog will provide section members with valuable information concerning issues that are important to attorneys with a special interest in family law.

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