People don’t expect their relationships to fail, but sometimes they do. When this happens, you must not only deal effectively with the emotional trauma and but also with numerous legal concerns. Children can magnify both the emotional and legal stress, but they can also serve as motivation to complete the process calmly and collaboratively. At Hart Law Office, our family law attorneys are guided by the principle that your children’s well-being is the top priority.
In collaborative divorce, the spouses, their attorneys and other professionals work together to reach a mutually satisfactory result. Relevant information is volunteered by both parties, avoiding the contentious discovery process that bogs down many litigated divorces and adds expense. If this sounds appealing to you and your spouse, our family law attorneys have significant experience with collaborative divorce and are dedicated to this respectful, team-based approach.
Alimony, or spousal maintenance, is available to former husbands and wives. This is often a temporary award lasting until the judge believes the nonworking spouse becomes self-supporting. Factors considered by the court when determining if support will be granted include:
Hart Law Office can help you determine if you are eligible for maintenance or responsible for paying it.
Couples who agree on all issues can obtain an uncontested divorce quickly. If no children are involved, a simplified divorce is available. When disagreements exist on issues such as child custody or division of marital property, the divorce is considered contested. This does not mean that ill will exists or an all-out litigation war will ensue. We strive to maintain a calm, professional negotiation and settle matters in the most efficient manner possible. Mediation is one way to accomplish this. Should litigation be the only feasible means of resolving the disputes, we will deliver strong advocacy for you in court. We will also help you seek post-divorce modifications when a change in your situation requires a change in your child custody, child support, or alimony order.
Previously, a marriage could not be dissolved unless one party was found to be at fault under Wisconsin law. That is no longer the case. Either spouse may pursue a no-fault divorce by alleging that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This can be demonstrated by mutual consent of the parties or evidence that the spouses have lived apart for a period of time. If you have questions, your first step should be to contact a knowledgeable attorney who can walk you through the process. At Hart Law Office, we have more than 46 years of experience guiding Wisconsin residents through the divorce process.
If you are considering dissolving your marriage, our father-son team at Hart Law Office can advise you on your options. For a free initial consultation, call 414-436-3212 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin from our office in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward.
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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.Read More ›