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  • How To Prepare for a High Asset Divorce

    If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, consider your next move carefully. Divorce is nearly always a difficult process, but this is especially true for couples with significant assets and extensive funds. Couples going through a high asset divorce can expect to experience more expenses and a lengthier legal process, especially pertaining to the division of assets. However, there are a few ...
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  • Modify Child Custody in Time for Summer Break

    While most families are preparing for vacations and outings this summer, divorced and separated parents also have the added task of planning out their child custody arrangements. Making plans for your child custody or visitation schedule over summer break can be complicated even under the best circumstances, so it’s important to plan ahead to make the process as simple as possible. If you need to ...
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  • How Child Support is Calculated in Wisconsin

    Whether you are seeking payments or worried about your obligation to pay, both parents are responsible for providing child support in Wisconsin. A court can order one or both parents to pay child support that is either necessary or reasonable. In most cases, the parent with less than 50% of physical custody is the one who has to make the payment. Since the parent with majority custody is already ...
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  • Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

    There are many issues involved in a Wisconsin divorce . From child custody to alimony payments, you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse may disagree with one another of one or several terms. One of the most common subjects that are hotly contested during divorce involves how property and assets are divided. In the United States, there are two types of laws that determine property division: community ...
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  • Father's Rights

    In Wisconsin, fathers do not automatically obtain parental rights when they have a child with women who are not their wives. The child’s mother has sole custody to raise the child or control custody of the child. Before they can exercise their parental rights to make decisions for their kids or get a court-approved parenting schedule, unwed biological fathers need to establish their paternity. ...
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  • How Parents Should Act During a Divorce

    No matter what age, divorce is often a substantial change in a child’s life. Studies have shown that children whose parents are divorced don’t do as well in school and are less likely to go to college, 25% more likely to use and abuse alcohol and drugs by age 14, and are twice as likely to get divorced themselves. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid these outcomes. However, preventing ...
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  • The Benefits of Using Mediation & Arbitration for Your Divorce

    Even if a person is confident that they want to end their marriage, they still might hesitate to file for divorce simply due to the trouble that surrounds the process. Once amicable couples can get into heated arguments and courtroom battles. A divorce that was supposed to be over in a few months can drag out longer than a year. Perhaps worst of all, court costs and attorney fees can climb higher ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

    A heated child custody battle can and probably will stir up quite a lot of questions about the legalities, regulations, and the process in general. Unless you are working with a family lawyer, the answers can be relatively difficult to find. In order to make things easier on you, Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C. and our Madison child custody attorneys have compiled a useful list of child ...
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  • When It's Time to Call it Quits on Your Marriage

    As divorce attorneys, we often hear our clients say they weren’t sure when to accept the marriage was over, some say they wish they had done so sooner. Some men and women remain in unhappy marriages because they are not sure how they will be perceived by their community, friends, family, or religious organization. In this blog, our Madison divorce lawyer discusses the common signs your marriage is ...
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  • Women's Guide to a Less Stressful Divorce

    Divorce is one of the most stressful, emotionally draining events you can experience. Not only are you mourning the loss of your family as it was before the decision to divorce was final, but you’re also mourning the loss of a life partner, worried about your finances, and where you and the kids will live. For many women, it can feel like an elephant is sitting on their chest throughout their ...
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  • What Happens to Child Support When a Child Becomes an Adult in Wisconsin?

    In the state of Wisconsin, parents are obligated to financially support a child until his or her 18 th birthday. This obligation may be extended to the age of 19 if the child is still in high school and in pursuit of a high school diploma. Children do not always simply age out of support automatically, however, and sometimes parents are contacted by the Child Support Agency to terminate their ...
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  • Divorce and Health Insurance in Wisconsin

    Divorce is never an easy thing. While it takes an obvious emotional toll, divorce also complicates many other aspects of both spouses’ lives. Health insurance is one such issue that a married couple will face upon ending their union, particularly if a spouse is receiving coverage via their spouse’s employer. With some of the fairly recent changes in Wisconsin law regarding health insurance, there ...
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  • 4 Simple Ways to Survive Your Workday During Divorce

    Wading through the emotional turmoil that is divorce can be stressful. On one hand, the prospect of starting fresh at life can be exciting. On the other hand, the uncertainty of your family’s future and the loss of a lifetime companion can be debilitating. Somedays, it might be difficult to get out of bed or be productive at work. As Madison divorce lawyers , we have worked with many clients who ...
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  • How to Tell Your Kids You're Getting Divorced

    Think of all the stress, frustration, fear and sadness you have likely felt leading up to the decision to divorce. Most people are overwhelmed with emotion during this time. As a parent, you offer your children stability; they look at you and your partner for guidance about the world. Divorce means change for your family and your children need your help understanding what this change means for ...
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  • Divorce When There Is A Family or Privately Held Business

    Sometimes a business owner will refer to the business as "my baby." In a divorce action, the potent combination of financial security provided by a family-owned business, and the emotional attachment to this additional "baby" in the family, can derail both the family and the business. It doesn't have to be that way. It is possible to address openly and honestly how to fairly compensate both ...
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