Child Relocation in Wisconsin

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A parent involved in a case regarding relocation of a child more than 100 miles away from the other parent should consult Wisconsin Statute 767.481. Recent changes to the statute affect cases commenced after April 5, 2018. If…

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Child Relocation in Wisconsin Part 1

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A parent involved in a case regarding relocation of a child more than 100 miles away from the other parent should consult Wisconsin Statute 767.481. Recent changes to the statute affect cases commenced after April 5, 2018. If…

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Restraining Orders in Wisconsin

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Making the decision to end an unhealthy relationship is always difficult. Whether you are navigating a divorce, legal separation or a break-up, transitions out of a troubled relationship are periods of high stress, high emotion and risk. If…

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Military retired pay in a Wisconsin divorce

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The most valuable asset of a military servicemember in a divorce is often military retired pay.   Servicemembers often have two retirement options:  military retirement (a pension) and the federal Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k).  The…

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How do I value a business in a Wisconsin divorce?

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What happens to a family business in a Wisconsin divorce?   It is rare that both spouses play an active role in managing a family business.  So, the spouse who works in or manages the business is usually awarded…

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Jurisdiction issues in Wisconsin military divorce

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Because military service members often relocate several times during their service, it can be difficult to choose the correct state to file a divorce.  In Wisconsin, for example, a spouse must live in Wisconsin for six months, and…

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Marital Property and Wisconsin Divorce

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If you are in the midst of divorce or legal separation in Wisconsin, you have probably heard the phrase, “Wisconsin is a community property state.” This means that, by default, the Wisconsin Court will divide marital property equally…

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Wisconsin Child Support

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One of the most contested issues in any paternity case, separation, or divorce is child support. In order to determine what support payments should be made, if any, the court must first determine physical placement of the child….

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Social Media and Divorce

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For those in the midst of the process, divorce or legal separation is, almost universally, a stressful and challenging time. During a divorce or legal separation, it is understandable to want to share experiences and feelings with friends…

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Issues in Wisconsin Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Because of rules specific to this state, Wisconsin pre-nuptial agreements must address certain important issues.  Otherwise, even if the agreement is validated at divorce, it may not fully protect the assets as intended. First of all, the pre-nup…

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