Going through a divorce usually involves some amount of stress, but it may be more challenging when you are struggling with finances. Wisconsin court costs and attorney fees may place an immediate strain on your finances, and you may have to make changes to your post-divorce budget once you factor in alimony and/or child support payments. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce some of your initial expenses by choosing mediation or collaborative divorce. At Brazil & Benske, we have helped many couples utilize these options to make the divorce process more time-efficient and affordable.
When many people divorce, they still act amicably toward one another. However, even if you are still in relatively good terms with your spouse during the divorce process, you want to keep an eye out for any potential hidden assets.
When it comes to divorce in Wisconsin, trying to navigate financial separation can increase the tension. Sometimes the negative emotions arise from not just deliberately malicious behavior but financial mistakes on both parts. This can put the financial future of both parties at risk. If there are children involved, this can make matters even worse.
If you decide that you no longer wish to be married to your spouse, there are several actions you may take in Wisconsin. You may seek an annulment, but there are only a few reasons a court may authorize this procedure. Two more common options are divorce and legal separation. While there are some similarities between these two actions, there is one significant difference: A divorce indicates the end of the marriage, but a legal separation does not.
It is a common story in Wisconsin. After deciding to start a family, the spouse who makes less money decides to stay home and take care of the kids, while the spouse making more money becomes the sole breadwinner. At first, this works seamlessly. One parent focuses on the money and the career, while the other focuses on family and home.
If you are a divorced parent who wants to move with your children to a different home, there are certain legal steps you must take. Wisconsin has strict regulations that cover relocating with children after a divorce. There were several updates to the law in 2018 that changed some of the relocation requirements and streamlined the legal process to make it easier for both parents.