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Getting a divorce can be difficult, and it will not only involve emotional concerns, but a wide variety of financial factors and legal issues. In many cases, spouses who are considering divorce or who have already begun the process of separating will feel overwhelmed by all of the issues they will need to address, especially when they are already dealing with stress, arguments, and feelings of anger or sadness. They may be worried about their ability to meet their financial needs, how matters involving their children will be handled, and multiple other factors. Fortunately, with the right legal help, the divorce process can be managed in an efficient and effective way.

At John T. Fields & Associates, LLC, our experienced family law attorney provides guidance and legal support for individuals who are going through divorce proceedings. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the laws that affect divorce cases in Wisconsin, and we understand the complexities of cases involving complex assets, financial support, child custody arrangements, and more. With our guidance, divorcing spouses can ensure that their rights will be protected from the beginning to the end of the divorce process and beyond.

Understanding Property Division, Spousal Support, and Child Custody Matters in Sauk County Divorce Cases

Depending on the specifics of a case, a divorce may be contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, spouses may disagree on some or all of the issues that will need to be addressed, and they may need to use litigation, hold a divorce trial, and have a judge make the final decisions. On the other hand, in an uncontested divorce proceeding, the parties will reach agreements without having to resort to litigation. An uncontested divorce can often be completed more quickly, and spouses may create a settlement through negotiations or mediation.

The legal issues that a couple will need to address in their divorce settlement or through litigation may include:

  • Asset division - The process of dividing marital property can often be complex, and a couple may need to consider a variety of different types of assets, including homes, vehicles, personal belongings, investments, business interests, and retirement accounts. Debt division will also need to be considered, and all debts and liabilities accrued during a couple's marriage will need to be divided between the spouses. Wisconsin is considered a community property state, and the laws specify that all assets and debts acquired during a marriage should be divided equally unless the parties reach a different agreement. Our attorney can help ensure that the division of assets in a divorce settlement or contested divorce is equitable and in accordance with Wisconsin law.
  • Spousal support and alimony - In some cases, financial arrangements may be put in place in which one spouse provides support (in the form of money) to the other during the divorce process or after the divorce has been finalized. When determining whether alimony, which Wisconsin law refers to as "maintenance," will be appropriate, a judge may consider factors such as the income and earning capacity of each spouse, the age and health of the parties, their standard of living during the marriage, the amount of time the marriage lasted, and contributions made by each party to the other's income or career. We can provide guidance on how spousal support may be handled in a divorce case.
  • Child custody - When couples with children are going through a divorce, matters involving the custody of their children will need to be addressed. Most of the time, parents will be able to share joint custody. Joint legal custody will give both parents the right to make decisions about how children will be raised, while joint physical custody will ensure that children can spend regular time with each parent. Our child custody lawyer can help divorcing parents craft co-parenting agreements that will provide for their children's best interests.

Contact Our Sauk County Divorce Attorney

Our firm can provide experienced representation during the divorce process. We can help determine the best approach to take in complex divorce cases, including those involving domestic abuse. We can also assist with any post-divorce modifications that may be necessary in the years after a marriage has been legally dissolved. To learn more about how we can assist with these matters, contact John T. Fields & Associates, LLC at 608-729-3590 and set up an appointment.

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