Monthly Archives: February 2015

Posted inChild custody

Wisconsin unmarried fathers rights

Wisconsin unmarried fathers rights are not automatic in every case.  If the father and mother are married, the husband is presumed to be the father.   However, unmarried  fathers have no rights until they obtain a court paternity order.   Being named on the child’s birth certificate does NOT establish Wisconsin unmarried fathers rights. Even if the parents live and raise the child together, […]

Posted inDivorce

Same Wisconsin divorce lawyer for both spouses?

I am often asked by potential clients if both spouses can be represented by the same Wisconsin divorce lawyer.   The answer is no.   It is a conflict of interest.  A Wisconsin divorce lawyer’s ethical rules prohibit representing two parties in the same action who have adverse interests.  My duty to you, as the client, is to zealously advocate only your […]

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