The following are actual unsolicited written comments from a number of Attorney Riley's clients. Given the strict Attorney-Client confidentiality rules we cannot provide the names of clientele.
"Tim, I sincerely want to thank you for your efforts today. Your preparations and cross examination in court were fantastic. I know this isn't a fun case to be working on, but your efforts today really made a difference. Thank you so much."
"I am appreciative of your representation of me, it is nice for a change to feel like someone is in my corner and has my back. I have gone for so long feeling like no one was looking out for my kids and myself."
"You will never know how truly, humbly thankful I am for your help! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words could never tell you what my boys and I have been through the past five years."
"Very thorough, well prepared representation. I wish Tim had been my first attorney."
"I honestly don't think words can express my gratitude to you for helping and me. I was so grateful for the information and support that you initially provided. If it weren't for that plus your character, integrity, and values I don't know what would have happened."
"Thank you so much for all you have done for me. You helped me out faster than I ever thought could be possible. I truly appreciate all the efforts you made to help me out and I want you to know I am beyond thankful."
"Thanks!! Super Lawyer Tim."
"I wanted to thank you for helping me out with my placement issues. You were not only highly competent but extremely kind. Your understanding that this is highly emotional was so appreciated."
"I wanted to follow-up and thank you for the time and help with my divorce and real estate situations over the last few months. I especially wanted to thank you for the support when I called out of the blue and you were willing to help me. You've been very generous with your time and advice. It has been a pleasure working with you."
"Thanks for all your help. We appreciate your level headedness and calm professionalism."
"I appreciate all your advice and your knowledge."
"Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it. It takes the edge off all the madness involved in this procedure. It's fun working with you."
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POST JUDGMENT REVISIONS: â€śThe Two Year Ruleâ€ť
The two year rule refers to Wisconsin Statutory Law, Section 767.44. Basically, the rule applies to post-judgment motions for substantial revisions in physical placement or legal custody orders. A party seeking a substantial modification within two years must show by substantial evidence that the revision is necessary because the current custodial conditions are physically or emotionally harmful to the child.
This represents a difficult burden and substantial bar to substantial revisions within the first two years following the entry of judgment. The stated purpose of the law is to provide a â€śquiet down periodâ€ť with respect to custody and placement issues post divorce.
The lesson here is to ensure that you attain a custody/placement order that you find acceptable and in the best interest of your child in the original action.
This is not to say that substantial revisions within the first two years are prohibited. However, such revisions do require substantial evidence and effective advocacy to achieve the desired result.
After the passage of two years the standard reverts to the best interests of the child. A moving party must also show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the last order. Mere changes in economic or marital status are not sufficient bases to seek a revision.
There is also a rebuttable presumption that the current custody/ placement arrangement is in the best interest of the child. This presumption affords the non-moving party an advantage in post-judgment motions.
The complexity of the law and the need to develop and apply facts and evidence either in support of or opposition to a post-judgment motion requires the assistance of an experienced effective advocate.
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