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While doing some random blog reading a couple of days ago, I came across a post, The Pursuit of Happiness Makes Life Shallow, from Penelope Trunk.

It reminded me of that John Lennon quote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Happiness is a lot […]

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How to Avoid Paternity

On April 28, 2013 By

Some keyword searches on the site often keep me wondering exactly what version of a legal problem bring people to the site.   

The title of this post is one of those searches that started me thinking:  is this a man looking to avoid parenting or financial responsibility?  Or is […]

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ABC News has a story about a father who has never paid child support in the past three years yet posted picture of himself in Facebook posing with cash (and liquor, though that is not shown).  This picture apparently led to the Milwaukee County District Attorney charging him for not making child support […]

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Since we are going into the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to post something “old” from the main site but relevant in any new divorce with children or in paternity cases.  It is a re-post of an article on the main site, with a lot of views.

I wrote it from […]

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Play grounds or play dates, where toddlers and 4 or 5 year olds play, offer a wonderful opportunity to learn how to deal with conflict in family cases, whether it be a divorce or a paternity.  If you have children, or are around them a lot, you will see what I mean.

There is a […]

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With the end of school fast approaching, now is a good time to think about time-sharing for the summer in divorce and paternity cases.

If the divorce or paternity case has not been finalized with the entry of a final judgment, then the subject of summer time-sharing is a good one to start discussing now […]

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When I speak with prospective and current clients, I make it a point of using non-legal terms even as I have to explain them as part of making sure they understand the seriousness of the divorce process.

I often get asked about “court papers,” and in divorces people talk about “divorce papers.” These are not […]

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Maybe because tv shows and films talk about the right to representation free of charge, many assume that this is a right in all cases, including a divorce or paternity. Having entities like the State Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement may further confuse people because they don’t understand what they can and cannot do.

The Child […]

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