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Can I Move With My Child After Divorce?

May 21, 2019

When parents divorce, they are usually expected to share parenting responsibilities. The children typically reside primarily with one parent, while the other parent has regular visitation. A custodial parent cannot move more than 100 miles away without seeking a court modification. The law changed last year, making legal modification a requirement even for those who […]

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Do We Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

April 23, 2019

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You envision your marriage will be perfect without any bumps in the road. For many, the thought of a prenuptial agreement brings a sharp halt to these idyllic dreams. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between married partners that provides provisions for settlement […]

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Can I Modify a Wisconsin Child Support Order?

February 24, 2019

When parents divorce, both are expected to provide for their children and spend time with them. Generally, children reside with one parent, and this parent is known as the custodial parent. The non-custodial parent typically pays child support as part of the court’s divorce order. Once child support is made part of the order, it […]

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Creating a Parenting Plan as Part of a Wisconsin Divorce

February 10, 2019

When parents divorce in Wisconsin, the law generally presumes that parents have joint legal custody of the children. It is important to note that legal custody and physical custody are two different things. Legal custody allows you to make legal decisions on behalf of your child. These usually include such things as medical care, education, […]

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What are a Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in Wisconsin?

December 27, 2018

As a grandparent, you are very likely proud of your children and grandchildren. You may enjoy spending time with your grandkids and love having them visit; but what happens when the parents go through a difficult divorce? You may begin to have problems visiting with your grandchildren, which can be devastating. It is helpful to […]

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How to Create the Best Parenting Plan in a Divorce

November 30, 2018

Going through a divorce is never easy but it can be particularly difficult for families with young children. In Wisconsin, as in most states, the laws are designed to protect children and to allow them to spend time with both parents. In general, both parents may share legal custody of a child but the child […]

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How to Ensure a Safe Child Custody Exchange

October 10, 2018

The exchange of child custody is one of the most tenuous situations parents find themselves in and it can be even worse for the children. When parents have trouble speaking to each other or even being in the same room with each other, it can rub off on the children negatively. When it comes to […]

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Are There Signs That Divorce is Imminent?

September 30, 2018

A marriage can only succeed when both spouses are committed to making it work, fixing what is broken, and are connected with each other emotionally and physically. Divorce is a difficult word to hear come from your spouse’s mouth, but it is no longer so taboo when it comes to society’s expectations. As more and […]

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Five Tips for Making Shared Custody a Success

September 10, 2018

Shared custody can be a blessing in disguise for many parents trying to make their divorce or separation work for them and their children. It can also be a challenge sharing custody with the other parent. Parents have trouble being away from their children when they are at school. Knowing their kids are with the […]

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Can an Abusive Spouse Change?

July 13, 2018

Many people in unhealthy marriages hold onto the idea that their partners can change. While some abusive spouses do change and become loving, supportive partners, the percentage of abusive spouses who successfully break out of the mindsets that pushed them to abuse their partners in the first place is quite low. Domestic violence can leave […]

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