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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. 

When businesses are split up along with a marriage

Sometimes Wisconsin couples go into business together. However, if the marriage should fall apart, in many instances the business partnership of the spouses goes with it. So what should you do if you and your spouse possess ownership in the same company? If you do not feel you and your spouse can run the business after the divorce, you should try to work out an amicable way to settle the fate of your business.

What is the difference between visitation and custody?

The difference between custody and visitation rights in Wisconsin is one of the most misunderstood topics in family law in the state. If you do not understand it right away, that is completely normal. However, if you were going through a divorce, this would be an important point on which to educate yourself.

What should I do if Child Protective Services knocks?

Almost nothing can be more insulting, embarrassing and infuriating than being accused of being an unfit parent. It can also be frightening for Wisconsin parents when CPS demands to inspect the home. If CPS knocks on your door, you might worry that your children could be taken away, regardless of how clean and well-maintained your home is. You might also wonder about your legal rights.

How can you prepare for the hurdles of gray divorce?

Just because you've been married for most of your adult life doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay in that marriage. In fact, divorce among older couples is actually growing in recent years. Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to help you work your way through what has come to be known as gray divorce.

Can getting divorced during an adoption derail the process?

Wisconsin parents go into an adoption as a couple, but somewhere during the adoption process, you may come to the conclusion that things just aren't working out. If you decide to divorce during an adoption, how will that affect the adoption itself? Will the process be derailed?

Will divorce affect your tax returns?

When going through a divorce in Wisconsin, you will need to need to know everything about taxes and how your assets, marital status, and post-divorce choices can affect how you file in the future. Mayer Law Office, LLC, provides you with the information you need to get started.

Your ex can’t tell you how to spend child support

Child support is often a hot topic for divorced parents, as we understand at the Mayer Law Office, LLC. You may have trouble making ends meet even when you receive child support, and your ex might have a lot of opinions on how you should spend the money. Your ex may use the excuse that paying child support gives him or her the right to tell you what to use it for. However, you and other Wisconsin residents who receive child support have more freedom regarding the money than you may believe.

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