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How is child custody determined?

Child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce, and parents who are preparing for divorce are often concerned about how child custody decisions will be made. However, the answer can depend on a family's unique situation.

Can my marriage be saved?

Most married couples have to work to maintain a unified front. However, some marriages may be beyond saving, in which case divorce would become an option. While every couple is different, it's important to identify any issues that are considered deal breakers to a marriage. Very Well Mind explains some of the common situations where a marriage may not be able to be salvaged. 

How will you know you are ready to adopt?

The decision to adopt is not one any family makes overnight, and it takes months or even years after the seed has been planted for a couple to decide to move forward with the adoption process. If you and your family have made the decision to adopt a child in Wisconsin, your brain may worry you are not ready to even when your heart tells you that you are. American Adoptions provides a few indicators you are ready to reconcile the two. 

Should you throw a divorce party?

Most people do not go into a divorce or even come out of one feeling incredible happiness. That is why the idea of a divorce party may seem very odd to you. However, once you learn more about this type of party, it becomes easier to understand why they are becoming a bit more popular. You may also begin considering throwing your own divorce party in Wisconsin.

What can you do if you're a victim of paternity fraud?

As a Wisconsin father who has gotten a divorce or is otherwise no longer together with your spouse, you will likely still be financially involved with the family via child support payments. However, matters change if you discover you're the victim of paternity fraud.

Tax changes create rush to divorce

Racing to complete a divorce is hardly what most people in Wisconsin might think of doing. Instead, much care and often time is required when figuring out how to split a marital estate. This year, however, that may be very different due to a big change in the federal tax code that is set to take effect on January 1, 2019.

Avoid acting out on social media during a divorce

It can be tempting to go on rants on social media. Most people have done it at some point. However, during a divorce, going off about your ex on Facebook is probably not a good idea. The truth is what you say on social media may be used against you. These posts can be used as evidence during custody hearings or the divorce settlement.

What can be considered assets?

The process of divorcing generally involves splitting up the assets of the separating couple, so familiarizing yourself with what assets actually are can prevent any rude surprises in the event you do get a Wisconsin divorce. By knowing what can constitute an asset, you will understand what a divorcing spouse might try to claim. Nerdwallet explains that assets come in multiple categories, and sometimes an asset may fit more than one category at a time.

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