The word "divorce" can invoke negative feelings and fear even in Wisconsin residents who have never had to go through the process. That is because most people think of divorce as a confrontational and hostile process that pits former partners against each other in an antagonistic legal spectacle. While some divorces unfortunately follow this hostile path, readers should be aware that not every divorce must be difficult.
When a Wisconsin couple chooses to go through a divorce, there are many different and important decisions that the partners will have to make. They may have to work out how the partners will share custody of their kids and how much they will pay in child support. They will have to split up their property and make difficult decisions about ownership and financial matters that they may have never thought they would have to do. And, some couples may have to work out terms related to the financial maintenance of one of the parties to the other after the marriage has ended.
Getting divorced is typically a very upsetting event in people's lives. People are often struggling with painful feelings and uncertainty about the future, not to mention financial challenges and fears about what will happen to their relationship with their children.