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What are the benefits of mediation in divorce?

When people think of divorce, they might picture harsh, emotional arguments with their soon-to-be-ex-spouse in the courtroom. Both film and television have portrayed some of the most contentious divorces that lead many people to only see divorce as a confrontational court battle.

Restraining orders can help stop domestic abuse

It takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out for help when living with someone who manipulates and abuses others. But there is a way to put an end to this abuse. Wisconsinites can obtain a domestic abuse restraining order to protect themselves, their family and their future.

8 behaviors that can turn a collaborative divorce contentious

Choosing the collaborative approach to your divorce can help you seek a faster, more cost-effective legal process to end your marriage. People also typically find that by collaborating on the various divorce-related matters, they can remain more amicable and avoid court.

Can we parent peacefully after a difficult divorce?

The divorce process can be very difficult. However, it will end and when it does, you will be in a position to start a new chapter. If you hope to make this chapter more peaceful than the last, you should know that there are steps you can take to make this happen.

3 basic elements of property division you should understand

If you are getting divorced, dividing your property can a daunting and contentious aspect of the process. This is especially true if parties have no understanding of property laws or have misconceptions about how the process works.  As such, it can be valuable to understand some basic information regarding how the process works in Wisconsin and what you can expect.

Which factors determine spousal support in Wisconsin?

During a divorce, when someone requests alimony -- otherwise known as spousal support or spousal maintenance in Wisconsin -- the court will consider numerous factors before making a decision. These factors affect whether they will award it, how much is reasonable and for how long the payments will continue.

Outside parties who can play a role in a collaborative divorce

The two people most affected by a divorce are the divorcing spouses. As such, they are the people who should be most involved in finding agreeable resolutions. However, there are other parties who can play a role in a divorce, particularly when it comes to a collaborative divorce.

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