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Important tasks after your divorce

If you are like most people who get divorced in Wisconsin, the experience is not something you would like to repeat or that you would wish on anyone else. However, if you are lucky you can use the experience to move forward and make your future a positive one. In looking at how you may best do this, there are some things you should make a plan to do as soon as possible after your divorce decree is finalized.

Caring for one's grandchildren

If you are like most people in Wisconsin, you assume that once you have raised your kids and it is your time to be a grandparent, you should be all set to enjoy the most fun elements of watching a child grow. Sadly, there are some situations in which your adult child is not able to fulfill their parenting duties and you may choose to step in on their behalf. This can happen if your child dies, for example. Other times a person might struggle with a mental health condition or an addiction that leaves them incapable of effectively raising their kids.

How income changes affect child support

Divorced parents in Wisconsin have a lot on their plate between sharing custody and trying to keep up a healthy relationship with a child they may not see that often. When the parent who is responsible for child support payments loses a job or takes a pay cut, this can result in high stress. While a support modification is possible, there are certain steps the parent needs to take in order to keep things legal. 

What grandparents should know about child custody

While Wisconsin grandparents may prefer that their grandchildren are raised by their parents, in some situations it may be best if grandparents receive custody of the children. Getting custody sometimes depends on a family's particular circumstances and it is important to understand what a court might consider when determining who the children will live with.

Tax reform likely to change divorce settlements

People who have gotten divorced in Wisconsin know that the financial ramifications of this experience may be long-lasting, especially when taxes are involved. The fact that tax laws can change as well may also play into the uncertainty of just how a particular agreement during a divorce might come to cost one or both spouses dearly in the end. With the announcement of the recently passed tax reform laws, many people are taking a fresh look at how alimony may change once the law goes into effect.

What should you know about legal guardianship?

Most Wisconsin residents become legally responsible for themselves once they hit the age of 18. Some, however, are unable to do so for one reason or another. If you are looking into potential guardianship over a loved one, Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to guide you through the process.

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