The most discussed divorce case in social media today is the one recently filed by Bill and Melinda Gates. Although certainly not a typical divorce case, a few comments seem warranted, perhaps because of its unusual quality.
A number of years ago, I dedicated a column in Wisconsin Law Journal to what I called “silly” laws in the field of family law. It was called “State needs to divorce itself from these family law rules,” and appeared in the July 2012 edition.
My dear late mother used to say: It takes an awfully ill wind not to blow some good.
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Some things sound better on paper than they turn out to be in real life.
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the prevailing “wisdom” was that divorce filings would substantially increase. Actually, the opposite occurred.
Last month, I took a look at the Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions in family law in the past year.