View Our Practice Areas

family law Archives

What are the adoption requirements in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin couples like you who want to adopt a child likely understand that there are plenty of things you need to consider before you adopt. One of these things are the set of requirements that you need to meet before you can even be considered eligible to apply for adopting a child.

How should we tell our kids about a divorce?

If you are the parent of a minor child in Wisconsin and you and your spouse have decided you will be getting divorced, one of the many things weighing heavily on your mind now may be how and when you should tell your children. A divorce affects not just the spouses but the children and other family members as well. Your kids' everyday lives will change and they will need you to guide them through the process. 

What is a stepparent adoption?

When you think of adoption, you may think of a family adopting a child that is not biologically related and whom they have had no previous relationship. However, this is not the only type of adoption in Wisconsin. Step parent adoption, as explained by the Department of Children and Families, is when a step parent adopts a step child. This is very common and happens all the time.

What should you know about property settlements?

As someone going through a divorce in Wisconsin, there are a lot of legal matters that you're likely to have questions about. Issues related to property can be particularly hard to handle. The Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to help walk you through all aspects of your divorce, making it a little easier to manage.

Remarriages, gray divorces and finances

As divorce no longer carries with it the shameful stigma that it once had, most people in Wisconsin know someone who has been divorced. Similarly, most people know someone in a second or subsequent marriage. As more people have gotten divorced and then remarried, some of them have or may be getting divorced yet again.

Why should you establish paternity?

There are many valid reasons for you to want to establish paternity as a father living in Wisconsin. Fortunately, you still have time to do so, even if you're in the process of divorcing your partner. Mayer Law Office, LLC, will help you learn the necessary information to help you make well-informed decisions regarding paternity establishment.

Divorce and the family home

If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, you will next find yourself needing to make a seemingly endless laundry list of decisions. If you own a home together, what to do with that home when you get a divorce will be one of those decisions. People often put a lot of their emotions and work into a home which makes it logical that they might want to try and keep the home after a divorce. However, the decision to do this should be made with extreme caution.

Grandparents' rights: protecting relationships with grandchildren

Due to the gradual shift in American households, more and more Wisconsin grandparents are finding themselves raising their children's children. While there are endless joys of having grandchildren, many grandparents express confusion over specific rights when it comes to child custody and visitation. Even in situations where grandparents are not the head of the household, it can be difficult to determine the fine print.

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.

Questions? We can Help.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

West Bend Office
120 North Main Street Suite 360
West Bend, WI 53095

Toll Free: 888-707-0085
Fax: 262-338-7714
West Bend Law Office Map

Menomonee Falls Office
P.O. Box 768
Menomonee Falls, WI 53052

(By Appointment Only)
Review Us