When you have children with someone, you’re effectively attached to that person while the children are still minors. Just because you go through a divorce doesn’t mean that you can leave them completely alone. You’ll still have to communicate with each other because of the kids.
After a divorce or child custody proceeding in Wisconsin, you should have an order for child custody and for physical placement. Custody refers to your legal right to make decisions on behalf of the child, such as over medical, educational and religious issues. Physical placement refers to the time the child spends with each parent.
When you hear about the leading causes for divorce, you likely hear about things like financial disagreements or infidelity. Certainly, these things do cause a lot of divorces, but it’s also important to know that illness and sickness can lead to a marital split — and some sources list them as a leading cause.
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.
The family law attorneys in our practice are big advocates of collaborative divorces. We have seen how this type of divorce brings many benefits to each spouse. It can reduce the anxiety associated with the end of a marriage and it can help couples resolve contentious disputes.
People often use the term “child custody” as a catch-all. In reality, custody has a very specific meaning, and it doesn’t have anything to do with which parent the child is primarily living with. Here’s a quick overview of the differences between custody and placement, and what they mean for each parent.
A recent study conducted by TD Ameritrade revealed that roughly half of women earn as much or more than their husbands. This is a dramatic shift that affects more than the professional landscape; it also affects the divorces of the men and women in these relationships.
Late-life divorces, sometimes referred to as grey divorces, can have additional challenges associated with them than other divorces. The current rate of late-life divorces is one in four which is up from one in 10 in the 1990s. Because of the increase of grey divorces....
Collaborative divorce is an important option for divorcing couples to consider to help them through their divorce process. Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution option that provides divorcing spouses with the opportunity to resolve their dispute in a lower stress....
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