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How Should I Prepare for a Custody Trial?

November 21, 2022

A custody hearing or trial allows both parents to provide the court with information so the judge can make a decision. Custody matters are often complex, and it is helpful to talk to a reputable family law attorney as soon as possible. Here are some additional tips to help you prepare for your custody trial.

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Can a Parent Refuse Visitation if Child Support is Not Paid in Wisconsin?

July 26, 2022

If you are owed child support that is unpaid or in arrears, do not take matters into your own hands. You cannot legally refuse visitation, even if the other parent has not been providing for their child.

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Can You Write Your Own Postnuptial Agreement?

February 28, 2022

While you can create your own postnuptial agreement in Wisconsin, it may not be in your best interest to do so. There are several elements involved, and if it is not executed properly, it may not be enforceable in a divorce.

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Are Postnuptial Agreements Binding in Wisconsin?

January 31, 2022

Postnuptial agreements are not as common as prenuptial agreements, but they are just as powerful in the eyes of the law.

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How Can a Father Establish Paternity in Wisconsin?

July 30, 2021

According to the CDC, about 40% of babies in the U.S. are born to unmarried women. When a couple is not married, the paternity of the child is not automatic. The parents must establish paternity through the courts.

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What are the Rules for Moving a Child After Divorce?

February 5, 2021

There are laws in place that govern the ability of parents to move away with their children. Whether you wish to move away, or you want to try to prohibit your former spouse from doing so, there are some essential rules that you need to follow.

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What is a Legal Separation?

January 8, 2021

When you and your spouse are considering divorce, one of the steps you may take is to live apart. Living apart, also called physical separation, is not the same as legal separation. A legal separation allows you and your spouse the ability to make critical decisions about the distribution of assets, child custody and support issues, and more.

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How can I Make Changes to Child Custody or Support?

December 4, 2020

When someone wants to make a modification to the child custody or support agreement in the court order, it is a good idea to talk to an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible.

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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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