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How does property get divided in a Wisconsin divorce?

Wisconsin is among the minority of states that use the “community property” rule when it comes to marital assets and debts. Basically, everything you and your spouse earned, acquired, invested or bought after your marriage gets divided in half when you divorce. Sounds...

Is legal separation an option in Wisconsin?

As is the case in many other states, residents of Wisconsin have the option to pursue what is called "legal separation" instead of a divorce. The most important difference between a legal separation and a divorce is that, legally speaking, the couple remains married...

More on the Acknowledgement of Paternity form

Previous posts on this blog have talked about how Wisconsin parents can use what is called an Acknowledgement of Paternity form in order for a dad to establish paternity over a child born when he was not legally married to the child's mother. This form can be a real...