Wisconsin Joint Versus Sole ‘Legal’ Child Custody

Legal custody grants the legal authority to make decisions about a child’s education, health and general upbringing. The parent with legal custody can make decisions such as where the child will attend school, what religion the child will practice, and the medical care he of she will receive. Major decisions might also cover matters such… Read More »

Dividing Property in Divorce

Wisconsin Property Division Law Wisconsin is a community property state, where property is considered equally owned by both spouses. In a divorce, most property can be divided. The categories of property may include: household items such as furniture, appliances or personal items such as jewelry; automobiles; life insurance; securities and investments; deferred compensation such as… Read More »

Accused of Sexual Assault on College Campus

In an earlier blog, we highlighted how sexual assault on college campuses has become a national issue and pressure on colleges and universities to respond is growing, despite their lack of adequate criminal justice resources. Many campuses have enacted new policies to address sexual assault on campus, however some feel the rules are “overwhelmingly stacked… Read More »

Senate Approves Repeal of Handgun Waiting Period

The state Senate approved a repeal of the state’s two-day waiting period for handgun purchases, sending the bill off to the Assembly. Current state law prohibits consumers from taking a handgun from the store until 48 hours after a background check is started – a period that may be extended three additional days under certain… Read More »

Tackling Credit Card Debt and Divorce

Similar to marital assets, marital debts are split during a divorce. Certain types of marital debt however, are not as easily divided and present unexpected problems during a divorce. An experienced divorce attorney will be aware of and knowledgeable about these problems in advance even if you are not. Credit card companies are not bound… Read More »

Wisconsin Divorce Facts

Wisconsin is a “no-fault” divorce state. With this in mind, most divorces are based on the grounds that the parties have irreconcilable differences. Although, ‘fault’ is not used as grounds for a divorce, the court may consider it when determining alimony and property division. When seeking a divorce, the residency requirements dictate that at least… Read More »

Police Seek Culprit Behind Milwaukee Drug Overdoses

Drug deaths hit a record high in 2014, with nearly 250 people dying from drug overdoses of all kinds in Milwaukee County. Heroin accounted for 119 of the fatalities, surpassing the number of car crash fatalities and homicides in the county last year. As heroin-related deaths continue to climb, a disturbing trend has emerged of… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Ignition Interlock Devices

Ignition Interlock Devices, also known as an IID, are required according to Wisconsin Act 100; when a first time OWI offender has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or higher, on all repeat OWI offenders, and on all drivers that refuse a breath or blood chemical test at the traffic stop. An ignition interlock… Read More »