Family & Divorce

This is the last installment of our blog specifically focusing on the SCRA and its effect on Wisconsin military divorces. Previous blogs in this series addressed the relief available for servicemembers and their spouses when a divorce or child custody act is pending. Following are miscellaneous sections of the Act that be relevant in a family matter, with short explanations: The servicemember can request an interest rate reduction to 6% on loans incurred prior to…
Stephanie Tang will share her insights on college expenses in the COVID age and more as a panelist in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s webinar “College Expenses and Divorce and COVID: Questions, Complications and Answers” on Wednesday, September 30 from 1 pm – 4:15 pm. The panel, consisting of family law practitioners and judges, will discuss and answer questions related to: divorced parents’ responsibilities regarding college-related expenses how COVID has impacted college plans…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is delighted to announce that Grace Bogart and Rachel Soderstrum have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys. Both women began their legal careers at Dickinson Law as summer clerks in 2019. Grace Bogart Grace is a 2020 Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and holds a B.A. in political science (summa cum laude) from Iowa State University. As a member of the firm’s Banking,…
This article is not “How to Avoid Getting a Divorce.” I’m not a relationship expert and I’d never be so bold as to say I know how to save a marriage. Rather, this post is for you if divorce is in the cards and you want to do everything possible to keep the cost and conflict in check. In other words, you don’t want to pay  (on average) $27,000 to hire a divorce lawyer or…
If you and/or your spouse have children from a prior relationship, it is important to plan for the future of your children. But what legal rights do stepparents have regarding their stepchildren? If you have ever spoken with an attorney, it probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that the answer is “it depends.” Understandably, being a stepparent adds a few wrinkles that otherwise do not exist for biological parents.…