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Plan Ahead To Avoid School Year Custody Disputes

The snow has melted. The rain finally stopped and the sun is shining (we hope). The pools will open soon. The kids are almost out of school and will be free for the summer, causing the annual household chaos. The last thing you want to think about is the next school year. After all, September.

New Supreme Court Case Clarifies Grandparent Visitation Rights

Divorces impact more than just the husband and wife. Parents, grandparents, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors all feel a divorce’s impact. This is especially true in divorces involving young children. There, unfortunately, grandparents and stepparents may suddenly find themselves cut off from children with whom they shared a close relationship before the divorce..

Legal Separation – A Workable Alternative to Divorce

When investigating the divorce process, one confusing area for many clients is the differences in process and effect between the formal status of a “legal separation” and a “divorce.” Understanding the differences between the two can help you weigh your options and decide which process is best for you. The process for a “legal separation”.

Is There an Alternative to the Clogged Courts?

Litigants often ask why it takes so long for a case to wind its way through a trial court. One big reason for the courts’ snail’s pace is the sheer volume of pending cases. According to the Wisconsin court system, 2014 ended with 121,628 pending cases statewide. And less than 250 civil/criminal judges. With the.