Grandparent Visitation Rights in Wisconsin

How can you be granted grandparent visitation rights in Wisconsin? First, you must petition to the court. When you file your petition with the family court, it is important to ensure you have the guidance of a seasoned family lawyer in your corner. Wisconsin law outlines many factors that must be present in order to […]

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Order of Protection

If you are seeking an order of protection, also known as a restraining order, in response to an abusive spouse, there are certain steps you must take. An experienced attorney can guide you through the steps necessary. First, you must submit required forms to the court. If the court grants the order, a temporary restraining […]

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Steps Involved in Filing for Divorce in Wisconsin

When you file for divorce anywhere in the state of Wisconsin, there are several steps you need to follow and specific issues to consider. If there are minor children involved, you need to come up with a parenting plan. You and your partner will need to agree on child support payments in addition to potential […]

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What Do You Do if You Realize an Asset Was Not Included in Your Divorce Settlement Agreement?

After your divorce, if you realize a divorce asset was not included in your settlement agreement, you can make a request to the court to re-open your case. However, such a request is only granted in limited circumstances. You also want to avoid the emotional toll of going through the divorce process a second time. To ensure mistakes like these do not […]

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Tips on Celebrating Your Life Amid the Divorce Process

Divorce poses as an extremely stressful life event. However, there are surely still ways you can celebrate certain facets of your life throughout the process. Learn the ways you can celebrate as you maneuver the divorce process here. For calm guidance through complex family law situations, contact Sparr, Belville & Brown, LLC. Our attorneys will […]

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Can You Change a Child Support Order in Wisconsin?

A motion can be filed for child support to be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances. According to Wisconsin family courts, the following can be considered as a significant change: change in your income, the income of the recipient, or the needs of the child.  If a significant change has recently occurred […]

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Dealing with a Divorce When Your Spouse Has a Mental Illness

Divorce is stressful enough. When divorcing someone who has a mental illness however, the process becomes even more taxing. Whether it is incompetence, a character disorder such as intense narcissism or any other mental illness, reaching an agreement becomes more difficult if your spouse is not mentally sound. Here are some tips for dealing with […]

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Family Law Case In Wisconsin

Social media is a way of interaction that involves sharing information with your family or friends. However, social media platforms have increasingly become evidence collection mechanisms in family law cases which help attorneys and judges during the proceedings. Therefore, information gleaned from social media sites such as Instagram or Facebook is now being submitted and […]

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How Is Spousal Maintenance Determined Under Wisconsin Law?

In a divorce case, how does the court determine the details of spousal maintenance, such as duration and amount of the award? The court considers several factors before establishing the details of this order. Factors the court considers include how long the marriage lasted, the education level of each spouse and the standard of living […]

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)? A Guardian Ad Litem ensures the protection of a child’s best interests in cases involving divorce, neglect or abuse, and custody disputes. A Guardian Ad Litem also represents adults in need of guardianships and protective placement or services. Since her first day of practice, Attorney Sanders-Brown has been […]

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