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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.

The rights of grandparents who provide kinship care

At Mayer Law Office LLC, we understand that custodial battles in Wisconsin can be difficult. Often times, the media focuses on custodial battles between separated or divorced parents. However, there are many grandparents also struggling to ensure their grandkids are able to live a happy, healthy and normal life under their care.

Factors that can impact child custody

Wisconsin parents going through the divorce process will likely have a lot of questions about how their behavior and history can impact their chances of gaining custody of their child. There are actually a lot of things that can and will be under scrutiny, and it's important to know what they are.

The importance of establishing paternity

It can be challenging for a Wisconsin man who wishes to take an active role in his child’s life if he and the mother are no longer together. If you and your child’s mother were not married at the time of the birth, you must have paternity established before petitioning for joint custody or visitation rights.  At the Mayer Law Office, LLC, we often represent clients who wish to have parenting time with their child.

Is your spouse lying about their assets?

Divorcing Wisconsin couples like you and your spouse have to go through the process of dividing your assets. In many cases, joint assets are split equally and tempers can run hot. Your spouse may also be asked to pay for alimony. However, in these cases, they may decide to hide assets instead. Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to help if you think that may be the case for you.

The difference between legal discovery and cyberstalking

Social media has blurred the lines between what is public and what is private and changed the way that people gather evidence to use in a divorce proceeding. Nevertheless, there are laws that govern online behavior, and a person conducting legal discovery on a spouse's status through social media while going through a divorce in Wisconsin should take care that the behavior does not cross the line into cyberstalking. 

How do I file for divorce?

If you feel your marriage is over, then you should consider filing for a divorce in Wisconsin. Filing your petition requires working with the court. According to the State Bar of Wisconsin, the first move is to file a petition for divorce, which includes a summons that asks for a response to the petition. Your spouse has 20 days to respond to your petition, which outlines why you want a divorce and what you would like in regards to property, custody and other matters.

Restraining orders: where family law and criminal law intersect

Seeking a restraining order or protection order in Wisconsin can be a matter of criminal law, as the order protects you from criminal behavior such as battery, sexual assault, harassment or stalking. However, a restraining order can also be a matter of family law, as the person threatening you or your children may be a current or former spouse or significant other. At the Mayer Law Office, we recognize the unique legal position that restraining orders can occupy in family law cases. 

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