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What is Parental Abandonment?

May 26, 2020

When a child is born, it is one of the happiest days in a family’s life. A child has two biological parents, yet many of today’s families are not traditional in that sense. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 30% of families are headed by only one parent. There are more than 13 million […]

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How can I Establish Paternity in Wisconsin?

February 19, 2020

Every child is born with two biological parents. A child’s parents have both responsibilities and rights. When parents are married, the husband is typically presumed to be the father. When parents are unmarried, paternity is not necessarily a given fact. The parents must take steps to establish the biological father. Until this step is completed, […]

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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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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 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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How is Paternity Testing Performed?

October 1, 2017

When a child’s father is not known, the child’s mother can file a court order to have a paternity test performed. In a situation in which a man who believes he is or might not be the child’s father or if another relative has custody of the child, one of these parties can order a […]

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How Will My Divorce Affect My Adult Children?

May 26, 2017

Parents of young children often think about how their divorce will affect their children, sometimes to the point of postponing the divorce until the children are in their teens or out of high school. Although this is not always the healthiest choice, it is a choice that some parents make. If you are considering filing […]

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Four Surprising Factors Correlated with Higher Rates of Divorce

April 30, 2017

You might think that the reasons why couples divorce are obvious: poor communication and problem-solving skills. Although these issues definitely do push couples toward and through divorce, there are certain underlying factors that can affect a couple’s likelihood of divorcing, as well. Some of these, too, are obvious. Remarried individuals who have children from previous […]

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Self-Care During Your Divorce

April 19, 2017

Even the most straightforward, uncontested divorce is a significant life change. When you are going through a divorce, it can be easy to feel like you are being pulled in many different directions: Your kids need a supportive parent, the court needs documents about your marriage, you need to figure out where you will live […]

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How Can a Father Advocate for Himself During a Divorce?

April 13, 2017

Do not allow sexist assumptions to keep you from having your fair share of parenting time with your child after your divorce. You have as much of a right to your child as your former spouse has. Although the American family has evolved in recent decades and fathers now perform much more hands-on parenting than […]

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