Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

Navigating Adoption with a Military Birthparent

February 21, 2014

Adoption’s involving birthfather’s serving in our military pose special difficulties, but certainly nothing our attorneys cannot over come.  Parties in the military service are entitled to additional federal legal protection under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act.  To insure compliance with the Act, Christopher Evenson has employed a specialized waiver form as part of a […] Read more »

3 Things To Remember When Getting Married In Wisconsin

January 30, 2014

Marriage can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. The Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz point out there are several laws couples should be aware of prior to their day of matrimony. Licenses – Couples wishing to get married in Wisconsin must receive marriage licenses […] Read more »

Guardianship & Protective Placement

January 24, 2014

Attorney Bridget Erwin recently aided a Green Bay woman with obtaining a court-ordered guardianship and protective placement for her elderly mother.  After years of caring for her mother in her own home, Attorney Erwin’s client was at a point where she could no longer provide the level of care her ailing mother needed.  Since the […] Read more »

Divorce: When a Disability Affects Earning Potential

January 22, 2014

Attorney Katie Canadeo recently concluded a divorce case that involved a marriage of thirty plus years where one party had recently endured a serious medical condition that completely destroyed his ability to earn a living.  Our client had been self-employed during the marriage, and therefore was not eligible for unemployment or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  […] Read more »

Sigman Janssen is Your Adoption Law Resource in the Fox Valley

January 15, 2014

Adoption is one of Christopher H. Evenson’s main areas of practice and one he finds most satisfying. He recently concluded a step-parent adoption which allowed an uninvolved birthfather to voluntarily terminate his parental rights in favor of a loving step-father who was eager to provide the parental guidance, financial support and love that the young […] Read more »

Divorce Involving Valuation of Medical Practice

January 10, 2014

Attorney Canadeo successfully negotiated the dissolution of a 30+ year marriage involving the valuation of a medical practice as well as other substantial assets. Attorney Canadeo and her client hired a certified public accountant who specializes in forensic accounting as an expert witness who was able assist them in valuing the medical practice. Armed with […] Read more »

Appleton Family Law Attorneys Discuss Abuse As Cause of Divorce

October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013 The Appleton Divorce Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain the number of divorces occurring in Wisconsin have increased every year since 1920. In 2010 alone, there were a total of 17,285 couples that filed for divorce. Data indicates that one of the leading causes of marriages ending in the […] Read more »

Wisconsin Supreme Court Weighing Hearing Case Involving Same-Sex Partnerships

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 When the Wisconsin state government, through marriage or a domestic partnership, officially recognizes a relationship the parties involved may be entitled to certain benefits. Those benefits range from tax breaks to the ability to be considered a partner’s next of kin in the event of an accident. One particular group is questioning […] Read more »
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