What is “Maintenance”?

If you are considering or going through a divorce, you may have heard the term “maintenance”.   Maintenance is the term for payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce.  Many still refer and recognize maintenance by the term, “alimony”. For some, the term maintenance may cause stress and anxiety. However, it is…

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We Can Help with Divorce in Wisconsin Step by Step

Each county, and sometimes each court, does things a little bit differently. You should check with your local attorneys for complete information. Our legal team can help you understand the process, your options, and assist you in selecting the options that are best for your circumstances. Our firm will help you analyze and pursue your…

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How will the Coronavirus affect my Divorce or Family Law case?

Governor Evers has declared a public health emergency due to the novel Coronavirus and associated COVID-19 pandemic for the State of Wisconsin. The United States Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance directing that businesses, organizations, and governmental units develop and implement flexible attendance policies that allow employees to stay home when sick, to remain…

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Child Support in Wisconsin

Establishing Child Support and Child Support Guidelines The law is clear that every parent must financially support their children, regardless of each parent’s involvement in the child’s life. Children have a legal right to receive support from both of their parents. In Wisconsin, we use a Child Support Percentage of Income Standard to determine this. This…

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Grandparents Rights (Updated 10/09/2019)

Grandparent Rights in Wisconsin Many states allow at least some form of grandparent visitation, after a determination as to whether such visitation is in the best interests of the child.  However, under a new WI Supreme Court case this process has gotten much more difficult. The first thing the grandparents must prove is that the…

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How much will a Child Support Attorney cost?

Cost considerations are an important factor in the selection of any good or service. Making an informed choice necessarily includes an assessment of possible costs. These questions often are raised when considering hiring a lawyer to assist with a child support matter. Child Support Lawyer from the Child Support Agency Many folks first experience with…

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School District Choice: Who makes it?

So, you and your significant other separated and have a joint custody/joint placement order. Sharing placement has been relatively calm but now your child needs to start school.  The two of  you live in different school districts so who gets to choose the school district? Under Wisconsin statutes, joint legal custody means that the parents…

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order? A judge or circuit court commissioner may grant an injunction, also known as a restraining order, that orders a person to refrain from committing acts of domestic abuse against the petitioner, to avoid the petitioner’s residence, or any other location temporarily occupied by the petitioner or both, or…

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