Month: August 2018

Living Together While Separated

Separated but living together divorce attorneyMany married couples may be living together while separated, when in reality they are leading separate lives. In a growing trend, particularly among long-married couples, some husbands and wives do not move on even when the marriage is over.

Their reasons for not getting divorced may include:

  • One or both of the spouses may not be emotionally ready to formally and permanently call it quits
  • There may be hopes of reconciliation
  • They may want to continue living together for the children, sometimes after the kids have started college and beyond
  • Not knowing what to expect during the divorce process
  • Fears of the unknown when it comes to life after divorce
  • And, in many cases, one or both spouses cannot afford to live on their own or maintain their current lifestyle.

There are a number of reasons why couples may delay divorce, but it is important to understand that, in many states:

  • couples must live apart physically for a specified period of time before they can begin divorce proceedings
  • Until the legal process begins, spouses are liable for the other’s debts and the division of marital assets will be delayed, both of which can be financially disadvantageous
  • If there are child custody concerns, continuing to reside with your spouse under the same roof with the children despite the fact your leading ‘separate lives’ may factor into a child custody determination when you are ready to move on

Contact a Waukesha Legal Separation Divorce Lawyer

It is important to protect yourself financially if you are considering divorce now or in the future. The first step is to get the information you need. If you have questions regarding legal separation or divorce in Wisconsin, contact the Family Law attorneys of Probst Law Offices for a free consultation at 414-210-3135.

Wisconsin Child Support Determination

To make a Wisconsin child support determination, a court will consider how many overnights a child has with the non-residential parent. For joint custody arrangements, the amount paid depends on the overnights. See example of child support for shared placement.
If a parent has sole custody, the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay a standard percentage based on the number of dependent children as follows:

  • 17% of one child
  • 25% for two children
  • 29% for three children
  • 31% for four children
  • and 34% for 5 children

When You Have Questions On Wisconsin Child Support

Contact an Experienced Team Of Wisconsin Child Support Lawyers For Help

For more information regarding the calculation of Wisconsin child support see Wisconsin Department of Children and Families DCF 150. If you have questions, contact our Waukesha Family Law attorneys for help today. Probst Law Offices serves communities in SE Wisconsin in all matters regarding Wisconsin divorce, child support, custody and visitation, spousal maintenance and more. Call our offices for more information or to set-up a free consultation at 414-210-3135.