New laws in 2017

New laws in 2017

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GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Tax Deduction on Alimony (Spousal Support)

“On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the House finally released their proposal for tax reform and one item on the list is to eliminate the deductibility of spousal maintenance/alimony for payors. This could have a significant impact on marital settlement agreements going forward and even require re-negotiation for divorces completed in 2017 based on the assumption […]

Court Says Hmong Couple Had Putative Marriage, for Purposes of Divorce

“[O]ur decision in this case should not be read to indicate that all marriages performed according to Hmong cultural traditions, or the traditions of other cultures, are per se valid in Wisconsin,” Judge Stark wrote. “Rather, each purported marriage must be analyzed on its own facts to determine whether it qualifies as a putative marriage…”  […]

The Impact of Drug/Alcohol Use in Child Placement Cases

“When a party in a child custody case alleges that the other parent or conservator has a substance abuse problem, courts will often order drug and/or alcohol testing, depending on the evidence presented.”  For the full article, please click the following link:  https://www.dmagazine.com/law/2017/09/how-alcohol-and-drug-allegations-can-impact-your-child-custody-case/  

Divorce and Retirement Accounts

“If you’re getting a divorce, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how it will impact your retirement — but it’s a valid concern.”  The full article on the impact of divorce on retirement accounts and planning can be found here:  http://host.madison.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks/can-divorce-destroy-your-retirement/article_b622eef2-edd6-58cb-90fa-5ea11c9e682d.html

5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Tricks

“Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty tricks spouses inflict on each other. My top five dirtiest divorce tricks are:https://lawdiva.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/5-of-the-dirtiest-divorce-tricks-2/”

Former Kenosha Prosecutor Could Face Punishment

“That strikes at the very heart of the judicial system — when somebody plants evidence for the sole purpose of pinning a crime on someone else.” For the complete article, please click here: http://fox6now.com/2017/08/23/kenoshas-former-top-prosecutor-could-face-serious-punishment-strikes-at-the-very-heart-of-the-judicial-system/

Former NFL Star’s Murder Conviction Vacated

“Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that a legal doctrine that calls for vacating convictions when a defendant dies before the appeal was binding precedent.” The full article can be found here:  http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19343211/judge-vacates-aaron-hernandez-murder-conviction

Co-Parenting After Divorce

“Dad and I still sometimes disagree.  We’re different people. You know better than anyone, because you live with both of us.  Our styles are different. We like to do different things. We discipline you differently.  Dad interacts with Stephanie differently than I interact with Gabe. But we agree on the most important thing:  you. We […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Clarifies Standard on Grandparent Visitation Rights

“We conclude that Wis. Stat. § 767.43 (1) does not require a grandparent, greatgrandparent, or stepparent who files a motion for visitation rights … to prove that he or she ‘has maintained a relationship similar to a parent-child relationship with the child,’” wrote Justice David Prosser in the majority opinion of the court.” For the full article, […]