The United Nation’s definition of violence against women is as follows: “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Coercive control, […]
If you are in the midst of a divorce or legal separation in Wisconsin, you already know that emotions can run high and that the process can be quite stressful, for parents and for children. After the divorce or separation is final, there is typically a cooling-off period, during which the family settles into the […]
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 […]
Wisconsin family lawyers fees can sometimes prevent families from retaining a lawyer. That need not be the case. Kowalski Family Law was established to provide the highest quality representation for a reasonable cost in all family law cases. I ensure reasonable cost for my clients through the following policies: A fully-electronic case file. This reduces paper copies and storage costs that […]
I am pleased to welcome Corinne as the firm’s legal assistant. Corinne is likely the first person you will speak to when calling the firm, and I could not ask for a more pleasant and skilled person to represent the firm. I look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.
As a Wisconsin family lawyer, practicing widely in Dane County, Sauk County, and Columbia County, I view my role as solving the client’s problems. Can those goals be accomplished by assertive vs. aggressive lawyering, and is there a difference? I recently commented on a linkedin.com listserv http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=138155946&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile with the title of “Aggressive Lawyering is Counterproductive.” I agreed […]