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Infographic offers divorce prep checklist

Thursday, February 1st 2024 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

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.

Divorce and taxes: expect changes

Tuesday, March 21st 2023 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC

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.

Gray divorce is on the rise

Saturday, March 11th 2023 12:00 am

Gray divorce is becoming more common. In fact, the U.S. Census Department reports that Americans over age 55 are divorcing at more than two gtimes the rate of any other age group

5 classic divorce mistakes to avoid

Friday, December 31st 2021 12:00 am
Tony Gingrasso, La Crosse WI Divorce Attorney

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.

Divorce: who gets the dog?

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 12:00 am
Sonja Davig, La Crosse Divorce Lawyer

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

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

Monday, April 5th 2021 4:04 pm

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

Child Custody and Placement - Who Wins?

Thursday, February 3rd 2011 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC

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?

Five Things You Can't Do During Divorce

Tuesday, January 10th 2017 12:00 am
Tony Gingrasso, La Crosse Family Lawyer

The divorce process is an emotional gauntlet that is tough to navigate. Avoid friction by considering the following don’ts during your divorce

What is yours is mine, but what is mine is... a look at common mistakes in dividing marital property

Thursday, March 2nd 2017 12:00 am
Sonja Davig, Family Law and Divorce Lawyer La Crosse WI

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. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Divorce

Thursday, January 4th 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Understanding the steps involved in divorce can help you feel a bit more comfortable knowing what to expect during an emotionally taxing process.

Divorce and debt: avoiding a nasty surprise

Friday, March 2nd 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Spouses often think that debt the other spouse has incurred during marriage can’t affect them after a divorce.

Maintenance: understanding taxes

Friday, March 2nd 2018 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

Don't forget about tax implications when planning your divorce settlement.

Recent and pending divorces: a tax filing primer

Monday, February 3rd 2020 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC

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.

Realistic expectations key for marriage ... and divorce

Tuesday, September 8th 2020 12:00 am
Tony Gingrasso

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.

Four tips for timing your divorce

Wednesday, July 8th 2020 12:00 am
Sonja Davig, La Crosse Divorce Lawyer

There’s a lot that should go into timing decisions—considerations that can make a big difference in the outcome.

Revising Your Estate Plan During and After Divorce

Monday, May 1st 2017 12:00 am
La Crosse WI Divorce Lawyers at Johns, Flaherty & Collins

You are separated. Is this the time to change beneficiaries on life insurance and your retirement accounts?

Insider's Guide to Divorce

Tuesday, November 14th 2023 12:00 am
La Crosse WI Divorce Lawyers

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.

Child placement: vacations involve extra planning for split parents

Sunday, April 30th 2023 12:00 am
Brian Weber, Family Law Attorney

Holidays and summer vacations are frequently an impetus for divorced parents to renegotiate shared placement arrangements.

What to do when a spouse racks up debt

Friday, January 17th 2014 12:00 am
Sonja Davig, La Crosse Attorney

Research shows that financial disagreements are the leading causes of divorce so it is no surprise they are the hardest issues to resolve when the marriage ends

Is it legal to spy on your spouse?

Monday, November 15th 2021 12:00 am
Brian Weber, Family Law Attorney

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?

Child support: Should I get an adjustment?

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 1:14 pm

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?

Divorce and insurance: three important considerations

Tuesday, December 5th 2017 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins

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

Divorcing couples means dividing property

Thursday, March 11th 2010 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins

Estimates suggest that more than 2,500 couples divorce each day in the United States. 

Conscious Uncoupling: a new spin on Collaborative Divorce?

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 12:00 am
Ellen Frantz, Divorce Attorney La Crosse WI

Couples employing collaborative divorce find there’s less fear and anxiety since there’s no threat of going to court.

Co-Parenting: Little Eyes Are Watching

Monday, January 26th 2015 12:00 am
Sonja Davig, Attorney in Holmen WI

Breaking up is hard. Breaking up with someone you had children with is impossible—especially when the children are still at home.

Divorce: what does administrative dismissal mean?

Thursday, October 17th 2019 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC

In family courts in this region (southwestern Wisconsin), cases are dismissed for two reasons.

Combating myths of maintenance after divorce

Monday, February 24th 2014 12:00 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, La Crosse Divorce Attorneys

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.

Five reasons DIY should stand for DON'T do it yourself when it comes to divorce

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 12:00 am
Brian Weber, La Crosse WI Divorce Attorney

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.

Four things you need to know about cohabitation contracts

Thursday, March 24th 2016 12:00 am
Tony Gingrasso, Family & Divorce Lawyer

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.


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

Friday, April 30th 2021 2:30 pm

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

More COVID-19 legal questions and answers

Friday, April 10th 2020 1:31 pm

Answers to legal-related COVID-19 FAQs. As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we're seeing questions in a number of legal areas

Facebook posts can cost you time with your child

Tuesday, April 30th 2013 12:00 am
Ellen Frantz, La Crosse Divorce Attorney

It seems we just can’t say it enough: be careful what you post on Facebook.