With love in your eyes and a wedding about to happen, the idea of planning for ending your marriage seems unseemly. But the reality is marriages may end, requiring the splitting of property.
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It’s a question so common there’s a romantic comedy about it. Unfortunately when the question ‘who gets the dog’ arises in real life, there’s very little comedic about it
Custody and placement laws vary from state to state, so understanding Wisconsin law and how it may impact your family is key.
My husband and I are divorcing, and we both want sole custody of our only child. We aren’t able to resolve this ourselves, and it will probably end up in court. Since I’m the mother, isn’t it most likely I’ll win?
Without a doubt, divorce and taxes are among the least pleasant aspects of life. When combining the two, you may be surprised to see how much more unpleasant the implications can be.
The divorce process is an emotional gauntlet that is tough to navigate. Avoid friction by considering the following don’ts during your divorce
Understanding the steps involved in divorce can help you feel a bit more comfortable knowing what to expect during an emotionally taxing process.
Spouses often think that debt the other spouse has incurred during marriage can’t affect them after a divorce.
Don't forget about tax implications when planning your divorce settlement.
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.
Information is power, and when it comes to divorce, Johns, Flaherty & Collins wants you to know what you can expect and the decisions that await.
For people who divorced last year or who are in the midst of divorcing now, taxes are yet another of the many details to be negotiated.
There’s a lot that should go into timing decisions—considerations that can make a big difference in the outcome.
Believe it or not, marriage and divorce have a lot in common. While anticipating either, we tend to view them as panaceas. But in both cases, they rarely (if ever) are, and you’ll survive either one much better if you enter with realistic expectations. With that in mind, here’s what you can and cannot expect a divorce to do.
Couples employing collaborative divorce find there’s less fear and anxiety since there’s no threat of going to court.
As if there isn’t enough to worry about when divorcing - child placement & support, maintenance, dividing assets & liabilities - you also need to think about insurance
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.
Estimates suggest that more than 2,500 couples divorce each day in the United States.
My children's mother recently received a big promotion and raise at her work. Can I get an adjustment to the child support I pay?
Research has shown time and again that financial and money disagreements are leading causes of divorce, so it should be no surprise that they are also one of the most contentious issues to resolve when the marriage ends.
In family courts in this region (southwestern Wisconsin), cases are dismissed for two reasons.
Breaking up is hard. Breaking up with someone you had children with is impossible—especially when the children are still at home.
You are separated. Is this the time to change beneficiaries on life insurance and your retirement accounts?
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?
Holidays and summer vacations are frequently an impetus for families to renegotiate shared custody arrangements.
Once upon a time in America, men were the breadwinners and women sacrificed careers to raise the kids. Thus, women often received alimony after a divorce.
In today's do-it-yourself mentality, fueled by easier access to how-to information than ever before, it's not uncommon for consumers to take on more tasks themselves.
More than ever, couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage. If you and your partner are living together and want to maintain the simplicity you sought in the first place, you may want to consider a cohabitation contract.
It seems we just can’t say it enough: be careful what you post on Facebook.
Answers to legal-related COVID-19 FAQs. As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we're seeing questions in a number of legal areas
In Wisconsin, the Guardian Ad Litem will be a court-appointed attorney to represent your children’s best interests.