Your Rights and Responsibilities in Divorce
Divorce is an emotionally and financially difficult experience. Most adults have numerous questions during the process, and they need an experienced lawyer to help them understand their rights and options. Mayer Law Office, LLC, has more than 20 years of experience helping individuals create the legal solutions they need. Attorneys William Mayer and Catherine Terry take the time to answer questions such as:
- Am I going to be able to financially support myself after the divorce?
- Where will my children live after the divorce?
- Who will make the decisions regarding my children's upbringing?
- Who will pay for everything my children need?
- What will happen with our house?
- What will happen to our retirement accounts?
Understanding Property Division in Wisconsin
When a marriage ends, all marital property must be divided equally between the two parties. Marital property is considered any property that was acquired during the time of the marriage. This includes assets such as your house, car or retirement accounts, but it also includes debts.
Qualifying for Spousal Maintenance
During a marriage, many people grow accustomed to sharing financial responsibilities and rewards. During divorce, many people worry about how they will support themselves once the marriage is over. Spousal maintenance may be awarded to one spouse to offer financial support and allow the person to maintain the style of life to which they were accustomed during the marriage. The payments and length of payments are determined based on a number of statutory factors.
William and Catherine can help you understand what your rights and responsibilities will be after the divorce. To discuss the specifics of your situation with an experienced West Bend divorce attorney, contact Mayer Law Office, LLC, online or call 888-707-0085.