When the two highly emotional situations of divorce and pregnancy collide, spouses can be left reeling. Do they proceed with the divorce? Wait until the child is born? Try to work it out? There are enough issues to resolve in Wisconsin divorce situations that don't involve children. Once children are involved, the case becomes more complex.
Social media is so common and widespread these days that we sometimes forget it's a public forum. As our Madison divorce attorneys have witnessed firsthand, that can pose a problem for people going through contentious divorces. Social media posts and comments can be used as evidence in many different kinds of legal cases, including divorce and child custody situations. Social media sites are one of the first places your spouse or his/her attorney will look for evidence that can be[...]
Wisconsin is a community property state, which means that all marital property is divided equally between the divorcing spouses. Some types of marital property are often overlooked. If you are considering or in the process of getting a divorce, be careful not to forget about the following:
One of the first things you'll hear from a Wisconsin divorce attorney is that Wisconsin is a "community property" state. What does this mean for marital property and asset distribution? In essence, it means that the court views all of your assets as being jointly owned and will divide property and assets equally between spouses. This is true even if only one spouse is named on a deed, title, debt, etc.
The division of marital property is a common component of a Wisconsin divorce or legal separation. In our state, it is presumed that all property and assets should be divided equally between spouses. This is true even if one spouse is not named on the deed, title, or account.
Our family law attorneys often hear the question, "How does my ex's remarriage affect child support and maintenance?" When the parent paying child support gets remarried after a divorce, the court does not consider the new spouse's income when determining support payments, nor can the court order the new spouse to contribute to child support or maintenance.
Child support is an obligation. If you've had children and you and your spouse are no longer together, that does not let your spouse off the hook for financially contributing to the support of the children. However, calculating child support can be tricky because of extenuating factors available for paying spouses. There are general guidelines you can use to calculate what you'd get in Wisconsin, but be aware that the court can modify this amount in certain circumstances.