Month: November 2014

Wisconsin domestic violence restraining order standards

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The standard of proof to obtain a domestic violence restraining order is actually rather low. The victim must prove that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that the accused committed domestic violence or, based on previous conduct, may…

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Wisconsin child guardianship time limits

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A recent Court of Appeals case provides a vivid reminder of Wisconsin child guardianship time limits. In Guardianship of Elizabeth M.H., http://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=128636, the Court ruled that the judge lost the authority to rule on foster parents’ guardianship petition…

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Wisconsin divorce tax laws

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Wisconsin divorce tax laws can have a serious effect on a spouse’s financial situation. Careful tax planning must occur before the divorce is granted. Following are some issues that I consider with all my clients: 1. Couples usually…

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