Order up: a baker’s dozen of case law and legislative updates
In an age where most cases settle, 2020 has been a noteworthy year in more ways than one. Just in Case: A Family Case Law and Legislative Update will get you up-to-speed on a dozen notable developments in case law from the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin Court of Appeals. While seven of the cases you’ll review are unpublished, they’re citable and knowing them could make the difference between winning or losing your next argument.
Friend requests, family disputes, and more
Distinguished presenters will equip you to answer questions like:
- Can a lawyer ever be Facebook friends with a judge?
- What will it take for a grandparent to be awarded visitation rights?
- What does a “Legal Separation” really mean?
- What constitutes a “substantial change of circumstances” when updating child placement agreements?
- What needs to be proved to invalidate a prenup?
There’s a new statute in town
New administrative paternity legislation effective August 1, 2020 gives parents the option to establish paternity using the conclusive results of a genetic test. Review how 2019 Wisconsin Act 95 creates a monumental shift in Wisconsin family law. Understand the burden of proof to void a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment (VPA). Discuss new action filings for custody, placement, and child support.
In addition, the panel will delve deeper into ethics by discussing ex parte contact with a court and an array of other issues seen in recent case law headlines. Review ethical situations that can get family law practitioners into trouble and avoid violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.