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Wisconsin Temporary Restraining Order

If you or your children are victims of an abusive spouse and are seeking protection as you exit the relationship, you may want to apply for a domestic abuse restraining order. In matters of divorce, an experienced family law attorney can help you file and obtain a restraining order and assist you with issues related …
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Alimony Tax Deduction Set to Change

Spousal maintenance, or Alimony as it is sometimes referred to, is a legal obligation to provide financial support to a spouse after a divorce or separation. Alimony, unlike child support, is decided on a case by case basis, either through the process of negotiating a divorce settlement agreement between the parties or by order of a …
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Child Custody In Cases of Domestic Violence

If domestic violence was an issue during a marriage, sometimes it will impact how a victim and his or her ex-spouse will be able to co-parent after a separation or divorce particularly in the first year after the split. A recent study by the University of Illinois takes a closer look at co-parenting relationships in …
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Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights in Wisconsin

Termination of parental rights can be involuntary or voluntary.  Involuntary termination can occur in cases of certain felony convictions, long periods of incarceration, severe or chronic abuse or sexual abuse of a child or other children in a household, long term problems with drugs or alcohol, mental illness or deficiency, failure to support a child …
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Legal Separation and Annulment

Many clients have questions regarding legal separation or even annulment as alternatives to a divorce. Legal Separation of Marriage If you and your spouse are uncertain about divorce, you may want to consider a legal separation. Sometimes a trial separation provides couples considering divorce time and space to decide whether a divorce is the right …
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Divorce and Family Business Valuation

Many couples in the U.S. are small business owners. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, figuring out what to do with the family business requires careful consideration. If you and your spouse have a good working relationship and can put aside your differences, one option is to continue to own the business together. …
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Child Custody Dispute : The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem

If divorcing parents cannot agree on a custody and visitation arrangement for their child, the court may assign a guardian ad litem (GAL) to represent the interests of a child in a Wisconsin child custody dispute. Contested Child Custody and Visitation A guardian ad litem is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions …
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