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Post Judgement Motions

Many people make the mistake that after their breakup is over, that their family court issues are over. This happens to be a huge fallacy. In many cases, the parties devote even more time in court on post-judgment problems than they did in the divorce case.

Parenting Plans for Infants in WA Divorce Cases

In many states, parenting plans outline the residential arrangements for divorcees’ children. These residential arrangements take on peculiar characteristics when an infant’s custody is in issue, as opposed to that of older children. This article explains what divorcing parties should know about the peculiarities of infant-related parenting plans in Washington, and when and how to argue for a non-Washington residential arrangement.

Dividing Property and Debts in a Divorce in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, how are property and debts divided in a divorce? How are gifts or inheritances treated? What about pre-nuptial agreements or pre-marital assets? Learn the answers to these questions, and more, in this informative article.

Guardians ad Litem in Washington State Divorce Custody Disputes: What Litigants Should Know

In the context of a divorce in Washington, a guardian ad litem is someone appointed by the court under Title 26 RCW to represent the interests of the divorcing parents’ child or children. This appointee effectively determines the outcome of any custody dispute in many (perhaps most) divorces in Washington, and thus winning over the guardian ad litem takes on critical importance. This article explains the limited strategies available to do just that; and, perhaps more importantly, what to do under Washington law if a guardian ad litem wrongly sides against you.

When Children Can Legally Decide Which Parents to Live With in WA: A Divorce Attorney’s Perspective

Getting children’s preferences before a court can be tricky however. King County (Seattle) local rule, for example, states declarations from minors are disfavored. Other courts and jurists disfavor testimony from minors as well. Typically the safest way to convey a child’s preference to the court is to request a guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem is a court-appointed representative who can supply the court with a report stating, among other things, who children prefer.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a document that defines how a couple’s assets and property will be divided if the marriage happens to end in divorce, or in the case of a death of one spouse. These particular agreements are filed before the couple is married as opposed to a post-nuptial agreement, which is essentially the same document; however it is filed while the two people are married. Both of these documents can also address issues such as child support payments, spousal support payments, and child custody, in addition to the division of assets and property.

Basic Divorce Procedures in Wisconsin

Learn about basic divorce procedures in Wisconsin. How do you file for divorce in Wisconsin? What do you do if you are served with papers? What is the process for divorce? What does no fault mean? These questions, and more, will be answered regarding divorce in Wisconsin.

Maintenance (Alimony) in Wisconsin

Learn how maintenance, or what used to be called alimony, is determined in a Wisconsin divorce. Who is entitled to maintenance? How much will you be awarded and for how long will you receive maintenance? What if there are disputes about income? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in this informative article.

Custody and Placement in Wisconsin

What is the difference between legal custody and placement in Wisconsin? How does the court determine a placement schedule? Is there a normal placement schedule or does there have to be equal placement in Wisconsin? How are placement disputes in Wisconsin resolved or handled? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Family Law and Child Custody

The bold statement saying that “50% of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce” has had many people concerned. Did you know that approximately 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in divorce? It’s scary and an altogether crushing fact to face.

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