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How Much Help Can You Give Your Kid After Divorce?

The process of divorce changes the dynamics of nearly every aspect of family life. Finances, in particular, take a hard hit during the divorce settlement. Parents not only have to create a co-parenting strategy that accounts for visitation time and custody rights.....
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What Happens to Debt During a Divorce?

When most people imagine property division during a divorce, they imagine splitting their incomes and assets. What they don’t always picture is splitting their debts.
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Consider a Prenup to Protect Your Children’s Inheritances

If you have children from a previous relationship and are considering getting married again, you should take care to protect your children’s interest in your property. If you divorce, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can pin down who came into the marriage with what......
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How Are Retirement Funds Handled in Wisconsin Divorces?

Do you know how filing for divorce in Wisconsin will affect your finances? How about your retirement savings? Wisconsin law has some specific guidelines and some potentially confusing clauses when it comes to splitting finances and fees during divorce.
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Who Gets the Custody of Pets in A Divorce?

In the past, animals were divided like property in a divorce. However, California recently signed a new law that requires judges to consider the “best interest of the animal” in a divorce case. It follows similar laws in Alaska and Illinois.
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Can Social Media Affect Child Custody or Spousal Support?

Almost everyone is on social media in one form or another. The Pew Research Center reports that more than 75 percent of Americans belong to one or more social media networks. In 2019, reports show more than 2.7 billion people around the world will use social media.
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Would We Benefit from A Collaborative Divorce?

Couples who know their marriage is over but don’t want to go into battle during a divorce often feel at odds with what to do. They don’t hate their spouse and don’t want to deplete them of all their finances just to end their relationship, but that’s often how divorce is depicted.
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