Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wisconsin domestic violence questions

With the recent heavy attention given to domestic violence issues, I wanted to highlight a few common questions related to Wisconsin domestic violence cases. 1.  How do I get a restraining order? There are two types of restraining orders:  domestic violence and harassment.  Wisconsin domestic violence is defined as physical contact, sexual assault, breaking property, or a […]

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Common Wisconsin child support questions

CAN I WAIVE CHILD SUPPORT? No.  Wisconsin child support is paid for the benefit of the child.  Parents cannot waive support on the child’s behalf.   Parents’ financial situations change over time, as do a child’s needs.  Expenses for a 6-year old are much different than for a teen.  The law preventing a permanent waiver of child […]

Federal 7th Circuit Rules in Favor of Wisconsin Marriage Equality

The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which includes Wisconsin, ruled today that there is no basis to deny same sex couples the ability to marry.   You can find the full opinion here    http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2014/D09-04/C:14-2526:J:Posner:aut:T:fnOp:N:1412339:S:0     It is worth reading for Judge Posner’s interesting and straightforward language (as legal opinions go).   This case is also a […]

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