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Will I Have To Wear A Mask When I Go To Court?

Will I Have To Wear A Mask When I Go To Court? Courthouses around Wisconsin are staring to slowly reopen to in-person hearings. The courtrooms are going to look very different because of COVID-19 precautions. Many people are wondering whether or not they will be required to wear a mask when they go inside a Read More

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How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they Read More

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Child Support and Maintenance Issues Due to Loss/Reduction of Income- Covid-19

The Coronavirus crisis has resulted in millions of people losing a large portion, if not all, of their income. This negatively effects everyone in the family. If a person is required to pay child support or maintenance but can no longer do so because of loss of income, he/she needs to take action immediately by Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into Read More

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Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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Covid19 – Divorce and Domestic Violence

Everyone knows that serious stress puts substantial strains on families. So, it is no surprise that the Covid19 pandemic is stressing domestic relationship to the breaking point. In China, which has been though the worst and is now in recovery, divorce filings have risen to record levels. As you might expect, the issues causing the Read More

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Covid 19 and the Courts: Uncharted Territory (by the Hart Law Office)

As we all know, the health crisis is causing extraordinary changes in our lives. Changes in legal proceedings are not exempt. Many actions affecting families are being put on hold or delayed. This applies even to matters that otherwise would have statutory deadlines to be decided by the courts. For right now, all matters what Read More

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Exchanging the Children Under the Safer at Home Rules (by the Hart Law Office)

The government has ordered family to stay at home unless you meet certain exceptions. One of the exceptions is to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement or court order. Therefore, the rule cannot be used to avoid the exchange of a child. But the issue already cropping up is should the child be exchanged Read More

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Q: What is a divorce?

A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.

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