Divorce & Family Law Posts

When is my child old enough to stay home alone?

My child has been going to day care after school, where she stays until I finish work. Read More »


Legal requirements for marriage in Wisconsin

While weddings seem all about love,  they're about the law too. Here are the legal requirements for marriage in Wisconsin.  Read More »


Insider's Guide to Divorce

Researchers rank divorce as the second most stressful life event, second only to death of a spouse. Download this booklet full of insider knowledge and tips to help you move through divorce. Read More »


Substance use disorder affects child custody and visitation decisions

Divorces where one partner misuses drugs or alcohol can be especially complicated when child custody and placement decisions are involved. Read More »


5 classic divorce mistakes to avoid

Sadly, happily-ever-after does not always happen, a reason many couples find themselves in court to dissolve what once appeared to be so promising. Read More »


Is it legal to spy on your spouse?

Spouses may spy to see if their partners are cheating, spending time with undesirable friends, drinking, gambling or otherwise behaving badly. But is it legal? Read More »


Visitation: how can I see my son?

My former girlfriend has full custody of our son, and doesn’t want to give me visitation rights. What can I do? I’m paying child support. I should get to see my son. Read More »


Curfew Laws: Why you need to know where your child is

Curfew laws are ostensibly designed to prevent crime, though there’s no definitive research to demonstrate that they do so. Read More »


What is the Guardian Ad Litem going to ask me when I meet with them?

In Wisconsin, the Guardian Ad Litem will be a court-appointed attorney to represent your children’s best interests. Read More »


How old does a child have to be to choose which parent to live with?

Custody and placement laws vary from state to state, so understanding Wisconsin law and how it may impact your family is key. Read More »