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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Valuation of Assets in Wisconsin Divorce and Legal Separation

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As part of any Wisconsin divorce or legal separation process, there will be a need to divide marital property between you and your spouse. Whether you are seeking a divorce or a legal separation, there is a presumption…

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Use a Wisconsin family lawyer to draft a Wisconsin prenuptial agreement

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I have noticed an increase in clients requesting assistance with interpreting and upholding Wisconsin prenuptial agreements.    Often, a client is facing a challenge from the other spouse who is trying to throw out the agreement.   In every case…

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Guardians ad Litem and Custody Studies

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In the state of Wisconsin, when parents cannot reach an agreement on custody and placement of their child, the court will appoint a Guardian ad Litem to the case. The Guardian ad Litem, or GAL, is a family…

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Termination of Parental Rights in Wisconsin

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Termination of parental rights is one of the most misunderstood aspects of family law, in Wisconsin. In reality, these actions are rare, and the law allowing for termination of parental rights is restrictive and specific, as to fact…

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