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Marriage Annulment in Wisconsin

Annulment and divorce both end a marriage and annulment also wipes the slate clean as though the marriage never happened. While divorce is granted for any reason, there are specific requirements for ...
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Establishing Paternity in Wisconsin

If you have not established paternity for your child, then there are three ways you may do so. Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement: if both the mother and father are positive that the baby belongs to ...
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Wisconsin Courts and Psychological Evaluation in Divorce Cases Involving Children

When minor children are involved in a divorce case, the Wisconsin courts could order psychological evaluation of one or both of the parents. Of course, unless there is profound mental illness, an ...
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Know Your Rights: Child Custody and Placement in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, in a divorce, child custody and placement can become confusing and contentious. It is always best to speak with an experienced lawyer to understand your rights and obligations. When ...
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Wisconsin Divorce Statistics compared to National Averages

The last 10 years have seen a reversal of a century long tend towards an increased divorce rate. Asked “What percent of marriages end in divorce”, most people refer to the oft cited ...
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Wisconsin Divorce Checklist: Decide your Case Beforehand

Divorces are not only emotional they are time consuming and involve a significant amount paperwork. There are preemptive measures you can take to achieve a smoother divorce process. The first and most ...
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Milwaukee Military Divorce Lawyer

John T. Fields and Associates has gained significant experience in military representation and are the trusted military divorce lawyers Wisconsin counts on. Military pensions are one of the most ...
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Health Insurance and Divorce: Maintaining Coverage

Waukesha Divorce Lawyer on Health Insurance Maintaining health insurance coverage during and after a divorce is a major concern for spouses and parents. A lapse in coverage could result in devastating ...
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Handling the Mortgage during Divorce

During a divorce, the division of assets can be a huge source of stress. Settlements will need to be reached and community property will have to be divided. An experienced Milwaukee divorce lawyer ...
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Waukesha Child Custody Lawyers on "Divorce-Pending" Issues

Wisconsin Child Visitation, Physical Placement, and Scheduling Explained Divorce is a series of high-stakes conflicts for the legal dissolution of a marriage. In a Wisconsin high asset divorce, ...
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Using a Wisconsin Divorce Lawyer When You Can't Locate Your Spouse

Divorce proceedings usually begin with serving your spouse with divorce papers. When your spouse cannot be found, Wisconsin family law calls for certain conditions to be met before authorizing the ...
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Telling children about divorce

A divorce takes its toll on even the most stable adult, so you can only imagine what it can be like for a child. Children are not equipped to express the way they are feeling, so it is up to a parent ...
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Consequences of Childhood Physical Abuse

It is a sad reality that childhood physical abuse exists today. While many children are physically abused every year, it is difficult to know exactly how many because of a lack of reporting the abuse. ...
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Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

We often look at our children as the future. And as adults, we should do everything we can to protect vulnerable children and our future from being harmed. Unfortunately, some adults look to prey on ...
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Child Support Modification

Under Wisconsin family law, any “substantial” changes in circumstances can lead to child support modification. Child support orders can be increased, decreased and even terminated if ...
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Dealing with a Stepparent or New Spouse after Divorce

After a divorce, starting over can be a difficult process. One, or perhaps both, spouses may find a new partner and get remarried. Blended families present a whole new challenge for parents and ...
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How to Deal with a Difficult Spouse during Divorce

Even the most amicable divorce comes with its fair share of stress, but when one spouse is determined to make the situation as difficult as possible, it can seem unbearable. Perhaps one spouse does ...
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Child Custody Evaluation

If you are involved in a heated child custody dispute in Wisconsin, either as part of the divorce process or in a paternity case, you may benefit from a child custody evaluation. This is a valuable ...
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High Asset Divorce

Divorces are adversarial by nature. With over 25 years of experience in Wisconsin Divorce law, we’ve seen all levels of animosity. That animosity grows with every dollar there is to be fought ...
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Wisconsin Courthouse Locations & Information

Our Milwaukee divorce lawyers deal with divorce cases throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The following is a general overview of our most frequented courthouses with some useful contact information. If ...
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What to do upon getting served divorce papers

State law has very specific provisions outlining how the divorce process in Wisconsin begins. When someone gets served divorce papers, their best response is to immediately contact a Milwaukee divorce ...
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Wisconsin Divorce Process

While every divorce is unique, parties follow the same basic steps and the same type of information is required from every party in every divorce. A brief overview of the divorce process will help you ...
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Tax Consequences and Tax Planning in Divorce

When you are negotiating division of property, child custody and child support in divorce, the tax consequences of these decisions have to be considered or you could end up owing thousands of dollars ...
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Property Division Includes Debt Division

Property division in divorce includes debt division, and deciding who pays what can be more difficult than dividing marital assets. When going through a divorce, it is important to account for every ...
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What Should I expect in Divorce court?

Many people want to know what to expect in divorce court. It can be stressful and life altering event; that is why it is so important to have an experienced Waukesha divorce attorney at your side. If ...
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