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  • Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C. Sponsors Silent Auction Fundraiser for DAIS

    Our team at Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C. is thrilled to announce we will be sponsoring the Legal Association for Women in their upcoming event, I Resolve. This event is a silent auction raising funds for local organizations for women. The proceeds will go to DAIS, also known as the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services in Dane County. You can learn more about this incredible organization ...
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  • Keep Your Divorce Off Social Media: Here's Why

    Social media is everywhere nowadays and a vast majority of individuals are plugged in and actively sharing their lives with friends, family, and even acquaintances. This is usually not a big deal for most of us. If anything, it is a great way to stay in contact, share milestones with one another, send out invitations, and discuss everything from frivolous to politically charged topics in a way we ...
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  • Emergency Custody Orders: What You Need to Know

    There are many circumstances that may justify an emergency change in custody of a child. An emergency custody order is generally used to help a parent or other guardian remove a child from a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation. The court can be petitioned to allow another party to take custody of the child for their protection. Here’s what you should know about emergency custody orders. ...
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  • What Can I Do if I Paid Too Much Child Support?

    Child support payments can help the custodial parent support the children in their care, but it isn’t uncommon for a paying parent to have overpaid their child support obligations. If you have paid more than you are obligated to, you are entitled to receive the money back or find another option to recoup your losses. Here’s what you should know about overpaid child support. The Right Amount of ...
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  • Will Remarriage Affect My Divorce?

    Just because you are divorced, does not mean your divorce decree is set in stone. In fact, it is as ever-changing as your life will continue to be in the aftermath of your marriage’s dissolution. This is especially true when it comes to spousal support and child support. If you are wondering how or if remarriage might affect these payments, you are not alone in asking these questions. Here is what ...
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  • Pet Custody: Who Gets Fido?

    Pets are often treated as beloved family members and the prospect with parting with them in a divorce is just as heartbreaking as any other decision you might encounter on the path to the dissolution of your marriage. However, the law has not quite caught up with the sentimental attachment we have to our animal companions and, as such, pets are generally treated as personal property, much like a ...
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  • How Child Support is Calculated in Wisconsin

    Child support payments can be a hotly contested issue in any divorce case. In Wisconsin, there is a standard formula used to determine the amount of child support that should be paid. Child support is intended to cover the basic expenses of having a child, such as food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation, personal care, and health insurance. How Much Child Support Will I Pay? The amount ...
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  • Family Law: Mediation vs. Litigation

    Divorce can be a long, stressful, and expensive process. Not every divorce needs to go to court to be settled, however. If you and your spouse are on civil terms with each other, you may desire to take a different route from litigation . Mediation may be a solution to make your divorce easier. The Benefits of Mediation in a Divorce Litigation and mediation both have their benefits, and the method ...
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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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