New Federal Tax Law Will Have Substantial Impact on Divorces in Wisconsin

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made sweeping changes to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. While many of these changes have garnered significant publicity, many others have flown under the radar. Falling into this latter category are a number of changes that have the potential to significantly impact the divorce process in Wisconsin….

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How Does Child Support Get Determined in a Divorce?

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When you go through a divorce with children in Wisconsin, you can expect child support to play a role in the process. Both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children under Wisconsin law. As a general rule, the parent with primary physical placement after a divorce will be entitled to…

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The Role of Substance Abuse In Wisconsin Divorces

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No couple that gets married ever envisions that they will eventually face the prospect of divorce, and most couples work incredibly hard to avoid the possibility that their marriage will end in divorce. In some situations, however, even the best efforts of one spouse are not enough to keep a marriage together. Issues such as…

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What To Do If You Need A Restraining Order in Wisconsin

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Unfortunately, there are times in marriages or other relationships where one person in the relationship becomes scared that the other may do them harm, or do harm to someone they love. This can occur during a difficult time like a divorce, or can arise in the day-to-day of normal life. Sometimes violence arises because of…

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Divorce and Social Security

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For more and more individuals facing upcoming retirement, Social Security benefits are the primary source of income that they can depend on after retirement. Social security benefits are primarily determined by how long an individual paid into the Social Security system and how much they paid into it. This means that for many couples, the…

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Can You Work Together? Options For A More Amicable Divorce

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When many Wisconsin residents think of divorce, they think of a highly contentious and emotional process, full of disputes, blaming games, and efforts to “take the person for all they’re worth.” In reality, not all divorces have to be so acrimonious. For many spouses, divorce is the result of simply realizing that you are no…

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Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?

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We all want the best for our children. Protecting an inheritance if you or your adult child is going through a divorce could be important if you want to be sure that they have money for college and other important expenses later. Fortunately, in the event of a divorce, inheritances are normally treated the same…

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How Domestic Violence Charges Can Affect Your Divorce

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Divorce is difficult enough for everyone involved, without adding in domestic violence or other criminal charges. Whether you are the person accused of domestic violence or the victim of abuse, you should know that this is a serious charge that can affect every part of your life, including your divorce proceedings. Domestic Violence Can Affect…

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Understanding Different Types of Visitation

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During a divorce, visitation regarding the children might become an issue that is discussed. In Wisconsin, there are different types of visitation, each intended to ensure that children are safe and healthy while visiting either parent. Whether you are going through a divorce or considering one, if you have children, it’s important that you have…

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Divorce vs. Annulment: What Do You Qualify For?

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Divorce vs. Annulment

Divorce is never fun, but sometimes there is another option like annulment, which can make splitting up a little easier. If you are considering divorce or annulment, here’s what you should know about qualifying. What is the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment? First, it’s important to understand the difference between divorce and annulment. A divorce…

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