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How apps can help you co-parent

Are you a recently divorced parent in Wisconsin? Whether you have one child or mutliple children, you are no doubt learning that parenting with a former spouse is an art unto itself. While you are no longer married and do not have to deal with the stresses of interfacing with your ex on a moment-by-moment basis, you can never fully divorce yourself from them so long as you need to raise your children together. 

Will a protection order hurt your future?

In Wisconsin, there are both protection and restraining orders. They are designed to protect abuse victims from their abusers, but they can also be misused by people who just want an edge when it comes to child custody or other divorce matters. If you have been facing untrue accusations and have been the subject of a restraining order, Mayer Law Office, LLC., will provide you with all the reasons you need to fight back against it.

Divorcing? Might not want to count your assets before they hatch

The end of a marriage can be an extremely stressful and intimidating period in life. Perhaps you and your spouse have decided to take separate paths moving forward. While you are likely experiencing some emotional challenges following the decision, these wounds may heal with time. The financial ramifications of divorce, however, could have a significant long-term impact on your future.

What's the difference between visitation rights and custody?

As a recently divorced parent in Wisconsin, you already have a lot on your plate. Add child custody to the mix and you can easily find yourself in a tricky, messy, or overall unpleasant situation. We at Mayer Law Office, LLC, will help guide you through this difficult period of ironing out schedules and giving explanations to your child post-divorce.

Should I keep a joint mortgage after a divorce?

Are you and your spouse planning to get a divorce in Wisconsin? Do you own a home together and have a current and active joint mortgage on your house? If so, you will need to navigate your options about how to handle not just the house but also the mortgage. Property division settlements are as much about debts as they are about liabilities and mortgages are often one of a couple's biggest debts to address when getting divorced.

Tips on discussing divorce with kids

West Bend families contending with divorce may have concerns about discussing the topic with their children. Kids are bound to take the separation of their parents very seriously, which only underscores how important it is to broach the subject in a rational and appropriate manner.

How a prenup helps in a remarriage

If you are one of the many people in Wisconsin who has been divorced before and is now considering getting married again, you may well have different questions and concerns that you did going into your first marriage. Certainly you want and deserve to feel the joy involved in finding love and partnership but you will also want to know you are protected. This can be especially important if you have children from your first marriage. A prenuptial agreement may be one of the best ways to do this.

Understanding how to use a QDRO

Divorcing Wisconsin spouses who may need to split retirement accounts should learn about the qualified domestic relations order. As explained by the United States Department of Labor, a QDRO allows people to legally establish a second payee on some types of retirement accounts that are governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This allows that alternate payee to receive either a single distributeion or multiple distributions from that account just as the account owner would.

Can your child or spousal support agreements be revised?

If you are like many of the others in West Bend that are currently required to fulfill a spousal or child support obligation, then you likely try to stay current with your payments both to remain in the good graces of your children and/or ex and to avoid the potential trouble that missed payments can bring. Yet what if you lose your job or experience some other drastic change of circumstances that affects how much you earn? Fortunately, the law does allow you to have your case revisited in such a situation.

How is debt divided in a divorce?

If you and your spouse are choosing to divorce, then you may not have to worry about him or her making off with all of your property in West Bend. Wisconsin is a marital property state, meaning that all marital assets are subject to equal division in a divorce. Yet what about your debts? You and your spouse may a have a shared mortgage, as well as joint credit cards. Is all of this shared equally, as well?

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