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How can you prepare for the hurdles of gray divorce?

Just because you've been married for most of your adult life doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay in that marriage. In fact, divorce among older couples is actually growing in recent years. Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to help you work your way through what has come to be known as gray divorce.

Can getting divorced during an adoption derail the process?

Wisconsin parents go into an adoption as a couple, but somewhere during the adoption process, you may come to the conclusion that things just aren't working out. If you decide to divorce during an adoption, how will that affect the adoption itself? Will the process be derailed?

Will divorce affect your tax returns?

When going through a divorce in Wisconsin, you will need to need to know everything about taxes and how your assets, marital status, and post-divorce choices can affect how you file in the future. Mayer Law Office, LLC, provides you with the information you need to get started.

Your ex can’t tell you how to spend child support

Child support is often a hot topic for divorced parents, as we understand at the Mayer Law Office, LLC. You may have trouble making ends meet even when you receive child support, and your ex might have a lot of opinions on how you should spend the money. Your ex may use the excuse that paying child support gives him or her the right to tell you what to use it for. However, you and other Wisconsin residents who receive child support have more freedom regarding the money than you may believe.

What are the adoption requirements in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin couples like you who want to adopt a child likely understand that there are plenty of things you need to consider before you adopt. One of these things are the set of requirements that you need to meet before you can even be considered eligible to apply for adopting a child.

How should we tell our kids about a divorce?

If you are the parent of a minor child in Wisconsin and you and your spouse have decided you will be getting divorced, one of the many things weighing heavily on your mind now may be how and when you should tell your children. A divorce affects not just the spouses but the children and other family members as well. Your kids' everyday lives will change and they will need you to guide them through the process. 

What is a stepparent adoption?

When you think of adoption, you may think of a family adopting a child that is not biologically related and whom they have had no previous relationship. However, this is not the only type of adoption in Wisconsin. Step parent adoption, as explained by the Department of Children and Families, is when a step parent adopts a step child. This is very common and happens all the time.

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