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How can you take care of yourself after a divorce?

The weeks and months after a divorce can be stressful. You might be relieved that your divorce is finally over with, but you could have a number of conflicting emotions, including sadness, loneliness and a general feeling of being lost. You might also feel caught up in taking care of the children and helping them adjust after the divorce. It is important for you and other Wisconsin residents to practice self-care during stressful situations, as well.

How to tell if you are a candidate for an amicable divorce

The end of your marriage can bring about a range of emotions. Depending on the reason, you might be feeling angry, bitter, afraid or brokenhearted. You could also feel relieved that this part of your life is almost over. Divorce can also cause a great deal of stress. At the Mayer Law Office, LLC, we know that you and other divorcing Wisconsin residents want this period to be as stress-free as possible.

Not married? Dividing assets might be complicated

An increasing trend for couples across the country is to cohabitate without getting married. However, spending years with the same person can have the same results as if you were both married – you might have bought a house together, opened joint bank accounts and credit cards and had children. At the Mayer Law Office, LLC, we understand that long-term cohabitation can be complicated for you and other Wisconsin residents if the relationship did not last.

How can I establish paternity of my child?

If you are a Wisconsin man who was not married to your child’s mother at the time he or she was born, Wisconsin does not consider you to be your child’s legal father or to have any rights to him or her unless you formally establish paternity. As the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families explains, you can do this in any of the following three ways:

Co-parenting and holiday stress

Even in families where the parents are married, the holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year for Wisconsin. Throw in a divorce, especially a recent one, and the stress levels can rise quickly. Many people with young children may be especially concerned about how to balance time with their kids when traditions will naturally change. If you are in this situation, it is good for you to know that there are things you may do to simplify things for you and your children.

How much should your kid know about your divorce?

When Wisconsin parents decide to divorce, you may be thinking of a lot of different things. Who will get the house? Will one parent get primary custody, or will you go with joint custody? How will you deal with your financial situation? In all of this chaos, you may forget one important thing: what exactly will you tell your child?

Unmarried couples and child custody

Unwed parents in Wisconsin who decide to separate will still have to deal with matters of child custody, even if they don't have to deal with a divorce. This can be a difficult matter for any couple to deal with. However, there are a few extra things for unwed couples to keep in mind.

Are there things I should I do before filing for divorce?

Making the decision to file for divorce is rarely an easy one. Divorce is difficult and completely changes your life and the lives of your children. Before filing for divorce in Wisconsin, there are some things you can do to help make it easier on everyone and to ensure you come out in a good place at the end.

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