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Does a legal separation indicate the end of a marriage?

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.

Reasons a prenuptial agreement may not be valid

Couples in Wisconsin who signed a prenuptial agreement may think going through divorce proceedings will be a lot easier because of the contract. While this can be true for some couples, it may surprise others that a judge may find a prenup to be invalid for a number of reasons.

Modifying divorce terms when circumstances change

After you file your divorce paperwork in Wisconsin, you may think the terms of the agreement are unchangeable. However, there are some circumstances when you may be able to modify the terms of your divorce to address changes in your life. At Brazil & Benske, LLC, we understand that divorce agreements sometimes need modifications if they are to continue meeting the needs of everyone involved.

What is an emotional affair?

Infidelity is considered a deal breaker for most married people. However, cheating doesn't always involve a physical aspect. Emotional affairs are those where two people form emotional bonds outside of their marriage that threatens their union. Very Well Mind explains some of the warning signs of an emotional affair. 

What are some signs that a marriage is headed towards divorce?

Marriage can be hard work, but it's worth it when two people love and support each other. For some couples, problems may seem insurmountable, which means divorce will be on the table. Business Insider explains some of the common signs that a marriage is reaching its end. With this information, couples can decide whether they want to take steps to preserve the marriage or if it's time to get in touch with a divorce attorney. 

Raising children, stress and divorce

Parenting can be tough, not only with respect to the daily responsibilities associated with caring for a child but from a financial and emotional point of view as well. Sometimes, couples who face various stressors related to raising children may notice that their marital relationship has suffered, and in some instances, couples may grow apart and ultimately decide to divorce. For parents, the divorce process can be particularly challenging and there are many legal matters that may have to be addressed.

Sex addiction and divorce

Infidelity has shattered many relationships, and people are unfaithful to their partners for many different reasons. Some may cheat on their husband or wife because they are bitter about something or want to get revenge, but there are other reasons why people carry out affairs. For example, some people may have a sex addiction, which could disrupt their life in countless ways and result in the breakdown of personal relationships. Whether you are struggling with this addiction or you believe that your partner is a sex addict, it is important to consider this topic as you move forward.

Ending your marriage after retirement

Those who move forward with a divorce may be dealing with any number of issues in their personal lives, from problems with their in-laws to financial hardships and emotional hurdles. It is important to pay close attention to the unique circumstances you are facing and be aware of any details that could impact your divorce (as well as your life afterward). For example, perhaps you or your spouse recently retired or plan to retire in the near future. If so, it is essential to be aware of the different ways in which this could affect your life and your divorce.

Divorce, estate planning, death and disability

Many people realize that moving forward with a divorce will prompt an array of changes in their personal, financial and even professional lives. What some fail to remember, however, is how important it is to revise an estate plan once a marriage comes to an end. In fact, failing to do so could be extremely detrimental in the event that someone becomes disabled or passes away before the final decree of divorce. If you are splitting up with someone you have been married to and they are included in your estate plan, it is crucial to handle these matters swiftly.

Going through divorce as a large family

When someone decides to split up with their spouse, this decision can have a major impact on the entire family. Sometimes, divorce is a straightforward and relatively simple process, with everyone in the family in agreement that such a decision is necessary and best. In other instances, people may disagree with a divorce, such as a spouse or kids who do not want the marriage to end. Moreover, other challenges may be present. For example, some people may have a very large family and there are different things to consider if you have many kids and are working your way through the divorce process.

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