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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.

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.

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