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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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Wisconsin Grandparent Visitation Rights

Families can grow apart for various reasons and sometimes grandparents become estranged from their grandchildren. Reasons may include issues such as divorce, the death of a parent, drug or alcohol abuse, imprisonment, or a break down in the relationship between the parents and grandparents in general. Grandparents may wish to seek visitation rights with their …
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Can I Make Changes to My Wisconsin Divorce Decree?

The family law attorneys of Jane Probst Law Offices, S.C., can assist you if you need help modifying any part of your Wisconsin divorce decree. Can Child or Spousal Support Be Modified? If your ex-spouse pays child support and their income has increased, you may be able to petition the court to increase spousal and …
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Parental Rights in Cases of Substance Abuse

Child Custody Determinations When a Spouse Abuses Drugs or Alcohol Unfortunately, many Americans suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Substance abusers can create serious problems within their own families. In many marriages, drug and alcohol abuse is the primary factor in the divorce. When a parent has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, …
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Wisconsin Spousal Maintenance

Alimony is referred to as spousal maintenance in Wisconsin. It is a payment one spouse makes to the other to reduce the financial hardship one may experience in a divorce. When making a Wisconsin spousal maintenance determination, Wisconsin courts will look at various factors to decide the amount and duration of payments to be awarded. …
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Relocating With Children After Divorce | Waukesha Wisconsin Child Custody Lawyer

After parents divorce, circumstances can change in a custodial parent’s life which may result in a relocation. Many states, including Wisconsin, require that a parent planning a move notify the other parent of their intention to relocate with a child. A Wisconsin parent cannot simply leave with their child if the child is subject to …
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