Common Terms to Include in a Divorce Settlement

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Common Terms Divorce Settlement

If you and your spouse are able to resolve your differences out of court – whether through mediation, collaborative methods, or informal negotiations – the terms of your divorce will be established in a written document known as a Marital Settlement Agreement. Regardless of the simplicity or complexity of your divorce, it is imperative that…

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Filing Taxes After Divorce: Essentials to Know

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taxes after divorce

Regardless of how you filed your taxes while you were married, it will be important to reassess your tax planning strategy after you get divorced. Changes in income, maintenance (spousal support) obligations, child support payments, and various other factors related to your divorce could all impact your potential income tax liability, and you will want…

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Does Getting Divorced Affect My Credit Score?

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If you are preparing for a divorce and trying to grasp all of the ways that ending your marriage will affect your life, one piece of good news is this: Getting divorced does not directly impact your credit score. Your marital status does not have any bearing on your credit. So, your credit did not…

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Wisconsin Grounds for Divorce: Do You Need a Reason?

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Wausau Attorney Assisting Divorcing Couples If you are ready to get divorced, you undoubtedly have your reasons. Whether your spouse cheated on you, you are a victim of domestic violence, you and your spouse have grown apart over time, or you are struggling through any of the other countless life scenarios in which people choose…

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Questions to Ask Your Wisconsin Divorce Attorney

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divorce attorney questions

Compassionate Divorce Lawyers Helping Wausau Families with Difficult Decisions Whether you are considering a divorce, you are concerned that your spouse may be planning to file, or you have already been served with divorce papers, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Getting divorced is a process, and the…

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Is Spousal Support Permanent in Wisconsin?

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spousal support after divorce

Wisconsin Attorney Helping Divorcing Couples Settle Spousal Support Issues Whether you expect to receive or be under an obligation to pay spousal support (also referred to as “maintenance” in Wisconsin) after your divorce, the calculation of your maintenance award will be a critical factor when planning your finances going forward. This includes not only the…

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Understanding “No-Fault” Divorce

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Like all other states, Wisconsin law provides what is known as “no-fault” divorce. In fact, Wisconsin is purely a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that it is no longer possible to file for divorce in Wisconsin on fault-based grounds. But, while this may sound like it limits spouses’ options when it comes to filing for…

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What Can You Expect from Your Wisconsin Divorce?

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When you are contemplating a divorce, it is natural to want to look toward the future. Going through a divorce is a challenging time, and the results of your divorce can impact your life for years to come. So, what can you expect once your divorce is over? The answer depends on how you approach…

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Who is Responsible for Children’s College Expenses in a Wisconsin Divorce?

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In any divorce involving children, addressing the issue of child support should be a top priority. While Wisconsin law establishes guidelines for calculating divorcing spouses’ child support obligations, there are a number of factors – from the child’s needs to the parents’ respective incomes – that can greatly affect the calculation of a child support…

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Are Our Devices Negatively Impacting Our Relationships?

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devices negatively impact relationship

We’ve all seen it, and many of us have experienced it in our own lives: A family at the playground, or a couple out to dinner, and at least one person (if not more) with his or her head buried in a tablet or Smartphone. In today’s world, Internet-enabled devices make it easier for us…

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