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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.

Your gender may no longer determine your divorce responsibilities

In times past, it was primarily men who were responsible for making alimony payments to their wives, as well as funding the majority of the required child support for their children. However, with changes in the prevalence of women in the workforce, your gender may no longer be a determining factor in the decisions made by court officials during your divorce. At Mayer Law Office, LLC, we have helped many people in Wisconsin as they work through their divorce.

How can you be supportive to someone who is adopting?

When you find out that someone you care deeply about is looking into adopting a child in Wisconsin, you may be looking for ways to provide encouragement and support. Your proactive efforts to celebrate with them and share in the enthusiasm and excitement of welcoming a new child will no doubt make their experience more memorable. 

What is a Disneyland parent?

If you are a divorced Wisconsin parent, you may be dealing with issues concerning your former spouse and the way (s)he handles your children when they visit him or her on weekends and at other times. Unfortunately, in many post-divorce situations, the parent with primary custody bears the responsibility of raising the children while the other parent need not show many, if any, responsible parenting tendencies when they visit him or her.

How do you terminate a domestic partnership in Wisconsin?

If you and your partner wish to terminate your union in Wisconsin, whether it be due to irreconcilable differences, marriage or any other reason, you need to do more than just walk away. Your partnership, like marriage, is a legally binding agreement that ties you and your partner together in much the same way that a marital contract would. Because of this, you need to terminate the union in a legal fashion.

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