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College and the end of marriage

Couples have many different concerns as they work through the process of divorce, such as questions about how their property will be split up or issues involving their children (child support, custody, and so on). Another divorce issue involving children is college, which some families have to work through. If your child is planning on attending college soon, you may need to take this into consideration as you work through divorce. For example, college attendance can impact child support payments, affect a parent financially due to tuition and living expenses and also create stress for children and their parents as well.

Divorce and family pets

 The end of a marriage can be tough and emotional for a plethora of reasons, especially when couples have kids and/or a significant amount of property. We have covered many of the different reasons why the end of a marriage can be tricky, but there are far more issues that some couples have to work through. For example, some people have concerns about being unable to see a family pet after they split up with their spouse, such as a beloved dog or another animal companion.

Bracing for the financial impact of ending your marriage

People think of many consequences when it comes to divorce, such as losing a custody dispute or the family home. From strong emotions to major life changes, divorce can be a difficult process to work through. However, the financial impact of bringing your marriage to an end should not be overlooked. There are multiple reasons why divorce can be tricky from a financial standpoint, such as obligations to pay alimony and child support. Moreover, property division can be difficult as well.

Marital satisfaction and divorce

Married couples make the decision to end their marriages for an array of reasons. Sometimes, a marriage is seemingly healthy and a couple’s relationship is progressing well, until one incident (such as an affair or an episode of domestic violence) brings the marriage to an end. In other instances, a couple may be struggling with long-term resentment or marital challenges and finally decide to separate. There are many factors that play a role in divorce and marital satisfaction (or a lack thereof) is an important part of a married couple’s relationship.

Can you file for divorce alone?

Even after you have made the painful decision to divorce your spouse, you may not be ready to discuss this choice with them. It may not even be safe to bring up the topic in an abusive or otherwise problematic relationship, yet you are also facing the prospect of getting your ex to consent to sign the divorce papers. Before you can do that, though, you first have to file for divorce. Does your soon-to-be-ex partner have to file with you, or can you file separately in Wisconsin courts and save yourself the argument?

How relocation affects children

Parents in Wisconsin who have gone through a divorce and have agreed on a child custody situation may think it is all settled. However, things change when one parent wants to relocate out of state. Not only may the custody agreement change, but the parents should also consider how the move could affect the child long term.

Is mediation the solution for ending your long marriage?

Mediation has steadily been gaining ground over the traditional divorce court proceeding. It is highly popular among couples who are either approaching middle age or are well into that phase of their lives: They see it as a more civilized way of ending marriage.

Common fears when facing divorce

When the decision has been made and you know that divorce is in your near future, it's not unusual at all to be anxious about where the next steps in your life will lead you. Divorce is never an easy process, whether it's amicable or not, and you aren't alone in having fears about your future and changing circumstances.

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