Month: February 2014

Should I have a Wisconsin prenup?

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Wisconsin prenup agreements allow spouses to avoid Wisconsin’s marital property rules.   Each spouse in Wisconsin owns one-half of all marital property.  However, what is considered “marital property” during a marriage is different at divorce.  The definition for divorce is far broader, even covering…

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Welcome Kowalski Family Law’s New Legal Assistant

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I am pleased to welcome Corinne as the firm’s legal assistant.   Corinne is likely the first person you will speak to when calling the firm, and I could not ask for a more pleasant and skilled person to…

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Should I consider a Wisconsin divorce appeal?

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A Wisconsin divorce appeal is generally rather difficult to win.  There are two main reasons for this.  First, a Wisconsin divorce appeal is reviewed under the discretionary standard.  This means that, for issues of property division, child support, maintenance, and child custody/placement, the judge…

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Can Wisconsin child support be waived?

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Wisconsin child support is intended for the child’s benefit, though it is paid to a parent.  Therefore, Wisconsin law does not allow parents to waive support on the child’s behalf.  Even if the parents agree, a permanent waiver is not permitted. …

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Tax issues in Wisconsin divorce

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If you have completed, or are in the middle of, a Wisconsin divorce should be aware of the following tax issues: Support revisions:  According to Wisconsin Statutes 767.54, as long as there is a child support or family…

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