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Divorce

What divorce issues can you resolve through mediation?

Divorce is often complex and rarely easy, but mediation could help to simplify things when ending a marriage. This collaborative and cooperative approach can help end even the most contentious divorce disputes without going to court. Many believe mediation is only for...

Can debt make you more likely to divorce?

We recently discussed how debt factors into property division during divorce. In fact, couples who get divorced often mention money troubles as one of the things that led to their divorce. Just over half of respondents (54%) to one survey listed their spouse’s debt as...

What behaviors constitute financial infidelity?

Discussions about marital infidelity typically focus on sexual contact. The physical act of intimacy between a married person and an outside party does irrevocable damage to a marital relationship. Emotional infidelity or the process of growing closer to someone other...

Examples of emotional abuse in a relationship

Abuse is about much more than physical violence. In many cases, abuse takes on an emotional form. While this type of abuse may be more subtle and prolonged, it can be just as damaging as physical abuse.  Emotional abuse from either spouse can make the marriage...

Did your spouse lie when you signed that prenup?

When you sign a prenuptial agreement, you make financial decisions about your divorce in advance. For instance, you may want to protect the wealth that you brought to the marriage, an inheritance you got from your parents or your investment in a small business. As...

Divorce due to differing financial perspectives

There are many different ways that divorce can happen, and finances are often referenced as one of the top reasons. A couple that is experiencing significant financial stress is more likely to get divorced than a couple that is not. For instance, this is why some...

The role of prenuptial agreements in Wisconsin divorce

Marriage is a union, which, for most people, is the ultimate expression of love and commitment to one another. Therefore, it's sometimes a good idea to mitigate one of the leading causes of marriage disagreements: financial problems. A prenuptial agreement is a tool...

3 holiday coping strategies during divorce

There’s often no good time for a divorce, but the holidays can make it feel like it’s the worst time for a family matter. Whether you’re seeking a divorce or on the other end, it shouldn’t affect your holiday. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you go through a...

3 reasons a legal separation may be preferable to divorce

When a relationship reaches its breaking point and becomes irreparable, most couples begin to consider divorce. However, this may not be the ideal solution for all couples who want to sever their personal relationship. A legal separation under Wisconsin law presents a...

How women are financially impacted by divorce

No Wisconsin couple enters into a marriage thinking their relationship will eventually end. Unfortunately, the divorce rate is high in the country; people can change and things can happen that chip away at a marriage. Women are particularly impacted by divorce in...

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