The process of creating a custody agreement for a child of divorced parents is sometimes a difficult task. Joint custody, often referred to as “shared custody,” is the result of a court awarding custody of a child to both parents after a divorce. Parents in Wisconsin who find themselves trying to work out a joint… Continue reading Custody law in Wisconsin
If your Wisconsin divorce case progresses far enough, you should be prepared for it to go through something called the discovery phase. This can be a very involved part of the case when there is plenty of information being exchanged. Here is what you should know. The process of discovery In discovery, both you and… Continue reading The importance of discovery in divorce
Once a divorce in Wisconsin has been finalized, parents might think that the worst of the emotional strain is over. But this can change if their child suddenly announces that they want to live with their other parent. This can be challenging for the parent, but it’s important for them to consider their child’s feelings… Continue reading How parents can listen to their children after a divorce
Most people are preoccupied with figuring out how to divide their assets and accounts during divorce and they may forget about another large component of the process: debt. While your 401k, savings accounts and property are divided in the divorce process, your debt is also a factor in the division. Oftentimes it can become a… Continue reading What Happens To Your Debt During Divorce?
When a client in Wisconsin discusses estate plans with their advisor, the advisor may mention a testamentary trust. This type of trust assigns a trustee to divide the assets. Testamentary trusts are commonly used to reduce tax liability and allow asset management to be handled by a professional. Here are some things to know about… Continue reading Understanding how testamentary trusts work
When working with your Wisconsin attorney, the discovery process is perhaps the most important component, but do not let the legal jargon intimidate you. The term “discovery” merely indicates the steps by which attorneys gather information needed to present or defend a client’s case during legal proceedings. The discovery process can usually be broken down… Continue reading Understanding the discovery process
In Wisconsin, there are detailed laws about how marriages are dissolved and what happens afterward. When spouses separate, divorce or have a marriage annulled, there’s the possibility that the court will order one party to make maintenance payments to the other. In some states, these payments are also known as alimony. Maintenance payments can be a… Continue reading Understanding maintenance payments
Many individuals grow up with a dream of one day becoming a parent. Adoption has become an increasingly popular choice for many people who have struggled to conceive, have a relative who has relinquished their parental rights or who always longed to be a mom or dad. If you’re considering adopting a child, then you may… Continue reading What are the requirements to adopt a child in Wisconsin?
On one hand, divorce is just as unique as every relationship. Yours could happen for any reason, even something you cannot predict. You may feel like it happened for no reason at all. On the other hand, though, divorce experts often see some very clear themes. They can definitely point to some common reasons that… Continue reading Divorce: The top reasons
While you’d think that anyone would be able to file a divorce petition to end their marriage if they wanted to, Wisconsin and every other state in the country has specific requirements that you must meet to do so. One of the first requirements that you have to meet to file for divorce in Wisconsin is to… Continue reading What are the requirements to file for divorce in Wisconsin?