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Is Wisconsin a community property state?

When it comes to the distribution of marital property, there are many key terms that people should be aware of. For example, some states are community property states, while others are equitable division states. If you are planning on moving ahead with a divorce in Wisconsin, it is important to understand where this state stands on property division and many other divorce legal issues. In Milwaukee, and across all parts of the state, divorce can bring on a whirlwind of challenges, especially for couples who have kids or are approaching a high-asset divorce. However, the division of property can be especially difficult in some cases.

Complex property division and collaborative divorce

We have covered different issues related to the distribution of marital property on this blog, such as making preparations for property division and various examples of marital property. Some people, however, find themselves in a unique position when it comes to the division of marital property during divorce. For example, those with high assets may have an especially challenging time with respect to the marital property being split up. Not only may there be much at stake, but it could be unclear exactly how things will be divided. When it comes to complex property division, having a clear understanding of the best path forward is essential.

Reviewing examples of marital property

When it comes to divorce, there are a number of areas of concern that may be applicable to a couple's circumstances. For example, child-related legal issues can be emotional and challenging, such as disputes over custody and child support orders. The financial side of the divorce process can be confusing and very difficult for some people and the division of marital property is one of the key financial considerations surrounding divorce. Unlike non-marital property, which is not subjected to division, marital property is split up between two people who bring their marriage to an end.

Preparing for the distribution of marital property

People who have decided to move ahead with a divorce often have an array of questions and concerns, especially if they have children or are not very familiar with the divorce process. This is especially true for those with a significant amount of wealth, real estate and other assets. Property division can be an especially complicated facet of divorce and it is crucial to be prepared, whether you worry about losing property or are unsure about other financial impacts related to the end of your marriage (alimony, child support and so on).

Divorce and personal injury settlements

When it comes to the end of marriage, many questions arise for couples who are unsure about which steps to take next. Uncertainty involving financial matters, such as the division of property, can be especially difficult. Moreover, there may be unique situations, such as one spouse looking for a personal injury settlement due to a motor vehicle accident while they are also in the middle of the divorce process. In this instance, someone recovering from a crash and the person they are splitting up with may wonder how the personal injury settlement will be split up.

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