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Jefferson County Divorce Attorney

Jefferson County, Wisconsin divorce lawyer

Experienced Representation to Help You Through Your Divorce

Divorce can be an overwhelming process, regardless of the level of conflict between spouses, the complexity of a family's financial situation, or the legal concerns that will need to be addressed. Securing representation from an experienced attorney is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected throughout your divorce proceedings. With a lawyer on your side who understands the laws that apply in your case and the methods that you can use to achieve success, you can work toward a positive outcome that will allow you and your family members to move forward successfully.

At John T. Fields & Associates, LLC, our family law attorney can provide advice on how to approach issues related to the property you own, the debts you owe, financial support, matters involving your children, or any other concerns you may encounter during your divorce. We can guide you through each step of the divorce process, ensuring that you are aware of your legal options so you can make informed decisions about how to resolve disputes and reach agreements with your spouse. We can also provide you with strong and effective representation in the courtroom when necessary, and we will aggressively fight to protect your rights throughout the entirety of your case.

Navigating the Complexities of Divorce in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

When going through a divorce, there are many legal issues that must be addressed. These include matters related to:

  • Property division - Some of the most challenging aspects of divorce often involve determining how property and assets will be divided between the parties. In Wisconsin, the state's community property laws state that marital property will be divided equally between spouses unless there is a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. Applicable property can include real estate, vehicles, retirement accounts, stocks and other investments, and personal property. If the division of property is left up to the court, assets will be divided equally between you and your spouse. However, you may also be able to negotiate a property settlement and come up with other solutions that will work for both parties.
  • Debt allocation - In addition to the assets you own, you will also need to consider the marital debts you owe. Your property settlement will also need to specify how different debts will be allocated between you and your spouse.
  • Spousal support - Spousal maintenance, or alimony, can be awarded to one spouse when that spouse has a need for additional financial support following the conclusion of the marriage. If you earn more than your spouse, you may be ordered to pay spousal support to ensure that they can maintain the standard of living the two of you enjoyed during your marriage. However, if you earn less than your spouse, you may be eligible to receive financial support to ensure that you will be able to meet your needs.
  • Child custody - If you and your spouse are parents, the custody of your children is a critical issue that must be addressed during your divorce. Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions about your children's upbringing and welfare, such as education, medical care, and religion. Physical custody refers to where your children will primarily reside and when they will be in the care of either you or your spouse. In most cases, joint custody will be appropriate, and a co-parenting agreement or parenting plan will detail how issues related to your children will be handled in the years to come. We can help you negotiate the terms of a child custody agreement, or we can advocate for sole custody if necessary.

Contact Our Jefferson County Divorce Attorney

Our experienced family law attorney can help ensure that all of the important matters related to your divorce will be handled correctly. We can work with you to negotiate a divorce settlement, or we can provide representation in a contested divorce involving litigation. We can also help you address modifications to your divorce should you experience significant changes in the years to come. To get the legal help you need during the divorce process, contact John T. Fields & Associates, LLC at 608-729-3590 and set up a consultation.

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