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Women, gray divorce and money

Residents in Wisconsin who get divorced often struggle to figure out way to rebuild their lives, both emotionally and financially. It is commonly acknowledged that divorce is a major and stressful event for anyone. Some research, however, is now showing that women who get divorced while in their 50s, 60s or later may experience particularly difficult financial problems that are even worse than those experienced by their male counterparts.

How can I protect my money from divorce loss?

If you are like most people in Wisconsin, when you are discussing the possibility of getting married with your partner, the last thing you want to think about is a potential divorce. However, with divorce so prevalent these days, it is normal for it to come into conversation and this is actually a good thing as it can initiate important conversations. When it comes to money, many people worry about how they can prevent losses in a divorce and some believe that simply keeping separate bank accounts is the answer. 

How can we tell the kids about our divorce?

When you and your spouse in Wisconsin have made the difficult decision to get divorced, you must then figure out how to share the news with others. If you have children, telling them may be one of the hardest things you feel you need to do. There are ways that you can approach these conversations that give your kids the best chance to process the information and keep lines of communication open with you.

Myths regarding domestic adoption

As an adoptive parent in Wisconsin, you have the choice to adopt domestically or internationally. Each has advantages and drawbacks, and only you can choose which will work best for your family. At Mayer Law Office, we know that you have probably heard a lot of inaccurate information regarding domestic adoption. Debunking the myths will help you to make an informed decision on the basis of facts. 

What hurdles are specific to gray divorce?

Wisconsin residents who decide to get a divorce at an older age are often called "silver splitters" or "gray divorcees". This name implies that you will face challenges that separate your divorce from people who divorce at a younger age, but how true is that? Are there unique hurdles that only gray divorcees face?

Changing child support orders in Wisconsin

After divorce, Wisconsin parents will still usually have joint financial responsibilities when it comes to caring for their child, regardless of what the custody set-up looks like. However, the circumstances behind custody decisions may change, leaving a parent wondering if the child support order can change with it.

Can guardianship powers be limited?

The idea that your mother or father is no longer capable of making important life decisions is a painful one and may necessitate consideration of having someone serve as a guardian for your parent in Wisconsin. Still, your parent may not be fully disabled and you may wonder if appointing a guardian is an excessive move. If you are wrestling with this question, one answer is to consider only limited guardianship.

Women's earnings and divorce

Most married people in Wisconsin would likely acknowledge that marriage can be hard work, despite its potential to be very fulfilling as well. What makes some marriages thrive and last a lifetime and what makes other marriages fall apart and end in divorce is often not clear. The factors that contribute to a divorce may vary from couple to couple but some researchers are looking at data that may provide insight about some trends in this arena.

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