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Why hire a lawyer for an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties mutually reach a divorce agreement outside of court. In almost all cases, an uncontested divorce is far less costly and time-consuming than a contested divorce. If the divorcing couples are in agreement and/or have negotiated and decided on the terms of their divorce, though, is there a need to hire a lawyer at all?

There are actually quite a few advantages to having a lawyer, even if the divorce is never contested in court.

Who gets the family pet in a divorce?

The household pet is often considered to be an important part of the family. The unspoken joy provided by a pet is a great source of comfort for many. You rely on your pet to help you through stressful times, but what happens when divorce threatens your companionship?

Deciding custody of a pet can be just as contentious as deciding custody of children and assets. Here's what you need to know about who gets the family pet in a divorce.

Why establishing paternity is important

Paternity is the legal recognition of a father to his children. For individuals who are already involved as fathers to their children, being legally recognized as a father may not seem important, but the truth is, establishing paternity can be critical to many important life decisions.

Budget-savvy tips for the newly-divorced woman

Although this is true for both gendered spouses, in many cases, women are often the disadvantaged spouse when it comes to finances in a marriage. For many women, especially those who have been stay-at-home mothers or whose husbands have handled all of the finances during the marriage, the internal conflict they experience when deciding whether to divorce or remain married persists before, during and even after divorce proceedings are concluded. Leaving a known situation, the newly-divorced woman may feel that she is embarking on a journey alone. Concerns about child care, finances, housing and career opportunities must be confronted and addressed. If you are in this situation, you are aware of these issues. As isolating as the situation can be, however, it is important to remember that you are not alone and these initial concerns can be resolved.

Financial concerns tend to cause anxiety because the financial security that existed in the dual-earning household may not be as evident in a single-income household. In spite of the reduced income and elevated responsibilities, there are ways in which financial shortcomings can be limited. Establishing financial independence doesn't have to be expensive and can be gained through developing financial literacy, budgeting techniques and utilizing area resources.

Tips For Dealing With A Divorce Bully

Being bullied is not something that only happens to kids. Bullying can also occur between two adults as well. This can happen when an intimate relationship begins to sour. For some people, the bullying behavior can become so bad that they are afraid to initiate divorce proceedings for fear of the reaction of the other person.

Bullies act the way they do for various reasons but, in the case of a possible divorce, it is often a tactic that is used to retain control of a situation that is quickly spiraling out of their control. A bully might also be trying to cope with their fear and sense of loss by bullying their spouse.

Are you dealing with a divorce bully? Get tips for stopping bullying behavior.

Modifying Child Custody in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

Whether a divorce is contentious or amicable, both parties acknowledge that the process is difficult and complicated. They not only need to agree on dividing assets, but, if they have children, they must also agree on the terms of custody and placement. In Wisconsin, the term custody refers to major decision-making authority. Placement is the term that is used when deciding with whom your child will live and for what periods of time.

While property and asset decisions are permanent, those regarding your children do not have to be. Because circumstances often change which can have positive or negative effects on you as a parent, it is important to be aware of child custody and placement modification procedures in Wisconsin.

Forbes magazine celebrates Milwaukee firm as a leader in law

Where do you turn for family law advice you can trust? How do you choose an attorney? When considering options, many people turn to trusted sources.

In the July 26, 2016 issue of Forbes Magazine, Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC was featured as a legal leader in family law matters. The firm was praised for their ability to deliver creative solutions to clients facing family law matters.

5 Ways Social Media Can Hurt People In A Divorce

Social media has been known to cause a few divorces, but what many people may not realize is that it can also damage your case once you are already involved in the divorce process. A simple word of advice is to be careful with social media and to closely consider these five ways social media can hurt people in a divorce:

How to avoid five big financial mistakes when divorcing

Divorce can be costly, even after the divorce has been finalized. Mistakes in how a divorce is handled can have far-reaching consequences. Knowing how to avoid mistakes now can save you a lot in the future. Read on to learn how to avoid five big financial mistakes people make when divorcing.

Handling The Family Business During Divorce

It is not easy to build a family business from the ground up. Whether you and your spouse started the company or it was in one of your families prior to your marriage, there is much at stake in the event of divorce.

When you are a business owner facing a divorce, you probably have a number of questions. Do you and your spouse have equal rights to the business? Is it possible for the business to remain successful if one of you is no longer an active partner? Are there other family stakeholders who are at risk because of your divorce?

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