Month: March 2014

Wisconsin divorce-do I get half the property?

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In a Wisconsin divorce, the judge begins with the presumption that each spouse receives one-half of marital assets.  However, judge also considers 13 factors that can shift the final property division in favor of one spouse.  Common factors are the length of the…

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Unfitness in Wisconsin child custody case

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A Wisconsin child custody case took an interesting turn when the father requested that the child’s care be assumed by the State because neither parent could properly care for him.  In Interest of Luke S. http://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=108947, the Wisconsin…

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Wisconsin guardianship of a minor

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A Wisconsin guardianship grants legal rights to a non-parent of a child.   It allows the non-parent to take certain actions, such as authorizing medical treatment, applying for social services, school enrollment, etc., and to obtain “care and custody”…

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Legal custody, school choice, and Wisconsin divorce or paternity

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After a Wisconsin divorce or paternity matter, the question often arises as to where the children will attend school.   In most cases, the parents share joint custody of the children.  Joint custody gives each parent an equal right…

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