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Will a Restraining Order or No Contact Order Affect My Ability To See My Children?

One of the more complicated issues in family law is when the parents have a Restraining Order or a criminal No Contact Order that prevents them from communicating with each other. This can make it very difficult in working out custody and placement issues involving children. We are commonly asked whether or not a Restraining Read More

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Family in Crisis – Shot or no Shot – Booster or No Booster – COVID Issues Continue

For family in crisis, the impact related to the pandemic have mutated in families like the virus itself. At the start of the pandemic, family lawyers and family courts were faced with the inability of distressed families to work though issue relating to covid exposures, limiting exposures and quarantines.  One side would allege that the Read More

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Stimulus Payments During a Divorce

Many people are debating how stimulus payments should be allocated between parents who are separated.  While the IRS may have guidelines on where the money is sent a family court can order the money divided or redirected regardless of which party has it deposited in their account.  This law is changing and developing so it’s Read More

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Outlook for Courts in 2021

2021 is almost here, thank god. What does the coming year look like for handling your case in court? There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic. Family Court Matters: A year ago, very few of us in the legal world knew about Zoom. Now we are all experts. The family courts have transitioned into using Read More

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Will I Have To Wear A Mask When I Go To Court?

Will I Have To Wear A Mask When I Go To Court? Courthouses around Wisconsin are staring to slowly reopen to in-person hearings. The courtrooms are going to look very different because of COVID-19 precautions. Many people are wondering whether or not they will be required to wear a mask when they go inside a Read More

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How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they Read More

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Child Support and Maintenance Issues Due to Loss/Reduction of Income- Covid-19

The Coronavirus crisis has resulted in millions of people losing a large portion, if not all, of their income. This negatively effects everyone in the family. If a person is required to pay child support or maintenance but can no longer do so because of loss of income, he/she needs to take action immediately by Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into Read More

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Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in Read More

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