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Wisconsin Bill Would Eliminate Waiting Period for Remarriage

Wisconsin Bill Would Eliminate Waiting Period for Remarriage After more than a century, Wisconsin residents who end their marriage might soon be able to marry again once their divorce is finalized. Legislation pending in the Wisconsin State Legislature would eliminate the six-month waiting period that divorced spouses must complete before getting married again. Since 1911, Read More

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How to Obtain Legal Guardianship

In any situation where you don’t currently have legal guardianship of a child the process of obtaining it can be a long and confusing process without guidance. To help ease the burden of obtaining guardianship we wanted to share some specific details on exactly how to obtain legal guardianship.  Legal Guardianship Before we can delve Read More

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Child’s Preference in Court Hearings

There is a lot of confusion out there about when a child can “pick” or “choose” where they live.  Different states have different laws and guidelines so you need to be careful when reading things about this topic on the internet.  Most of what you read is wrong. How much, if any, a child’s preference Read More

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Can Your Former Lawyer Represent Your Spouse in Divorce?

When facing a potential or certain divorce case, a question that can sometimes surface is whether or not a former lawyer can represent your spouse in divorce. While this is a rather straightforward question the answer is a bit difficult and can be a bit more abstract in explanation. Determining Eligibility Law is one specific Read More

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What to Expect with Divorce Part 2

The process of divorce is often times drawn out to be a long process filled with lots of questions for anyone pursing it. This confusion can tend to make things much more difficult than they need to be so, to help you better prepare yourself here’s what you should expect with divorce part 2. The Read More

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What to Expect with Divorce Part 1

The process of divorce is often times drawn out to be a long process filled with lots of questions for anyone pursing it. This confusion can tend to make things much more difficult than they need to be so, to help you better prepare yourself here’s what you should expect with divorce part 1. Divorce Read More

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Marital Property in Divorce | Dividing a Business in Divorce

The complication of dividing marital property may continue after dividing the marital estate. Besides dividing outstanding debt, if a business was acquired and/or financed during the marriage, this is yet another step in dividing marital property. Even if ownership was under the name of one spouse, Wisconsin still considers it marital property. Similarly with marital Read More

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Marital Property in Divorce | Dividing Marital Estate in Divorce

A major step in the divorce process includes the division of marital property. It’s not only difficult but can get complicated. As a whole, marital property consists of all property and assets that you and your spouse acquired together during the course of the marriage. This can include a business, marital estate, and even debts. Read More

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Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

A common misunderstanding of prenuptial agreements is that they are strictly for wealthy couples who wish to protect their assets. Prenuptial agreements are for couples of all kinds, as they protect more than just money. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that a couple signs deciding what will happen if the marriage ends Read More

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Social Media Is NOT Private in the Court

Social media has become extremely popular over the last few years, among teens and adults alike. They post about their daily lives, share photos with their friends, and communicate with one another. It is a great tool to keep in touch with old friends and relatives that you are unable to see or speak to 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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