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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I claim my 50% of marital asset from my husband, if we are not divorce or if we are, due to family disagreement ?

My husband recently bought a new house. The house is on the name of his younger sister, his younger brother and my husband. Both wanted to take away my husband's name in order to sell the house and get all the money for themselves. Due to the pressure of 11 persons, he agreed to give away his... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Admiralty / Maritime for Wisconsin on
Q: Where do I find an "experienced" bulldog divorce lawyer with Admiralty marine lawyer knowledge in a divorce with a yacht

Need immediate help possibly getting an injunction to keep it from being launched the last week in April in Wisconsin to prevent husband from sailing off with his new girlfriend with the asset although no divorce proceedings yet, but impending. Husband is a brilliant clinically diagnosed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: If I accept my husband divorce request, will I win my 50% marital assets in Wisconsin ?

We are married almost 5 years. Due to covid, my immigration paper had to be renew. I did work few month and provide money to support my husband. I think i am still an immigrant. I still don't have a green card. Due to different religion, due to family religious arguments and lack of marital... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

In Wisconsin, marital property is generally divided equally (50/50) between spouses in a divorce. However, there are several factors that can influence the division of assets:

1. Property acquired before marriage: Assets owned by either spouse before the marriage, such as your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin on
Q: Can 5 years being wife apply for wava green card & culturally continue to live with husband ?

Husband use 10 types of violence against his wife except the physical violence. She has text and audio evidences, but she is religiously forgiving him and culturally saving his reputation.

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

I understand this is a very difficult and sensitive situation. Here is some information that may be helpful:

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an abused spouse of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can self-petition for a green card without the abuser's knowledge or...
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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm getting married at the end of March 2024. I'm also selling my condo soon.

Getting married end of March. My condo close date is Mid April. Prior to knowing when the condo would sell, we did an online pre-nup with me adding he will get none of the money from the sale of my condo.

Is this enough to protect me in the event of a divorce or do you recommend waiting... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: When you have a court appointed guardian at litem are the parents able to access the information they recieved

This is in the state of Wisconsin

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

In Wisconsin, parents generally do not have direct access to the information gathered by a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in a divorce or child custody case. The GAL's role is to represent the best interests of the child or children involved, and their communications and findings are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What should a woman with little to no money do to set boundaries between her and her current husband?

Her husband has taken her daughter and claims she is on drugs. I can not confirm or deny that allegation. All I know is if she was I didn’t notice it. Her husband isn’t currently in probation, however he has quite a long list of convictions. I could go on and on but I just want to know what she... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

Encourage your friend to keep a detailed record of any incidents involving her husband's behavior, including dates, times, witnesses, and any threats or intimidation. This documentation can be crucial in seeking legal protection or restraining orders. and your friend communicates clear... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I was divorced in Racine County 4/2023. Used mediation. Husband had workman's comp suit filed during our marriage. It be

Came final 1 month after. I can't afford lawyer to get my portion. I have asked him for 35% or $16K roughly. No response. I now live in AZ. Please advise.

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answered on Sep 24, 2023

You would need to file a Motion to Reopen the judgment based upon newly discovered evidence. These are not simple, and you really should contact an attorney for assistance.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is a home purchased before a marriage considered marital property?

I have been married for 3 years. I am considering a divorce. I purchased my home prior to my marriage. I have not added my husband to the deed or mortgage. Is the home considered marital property and is it subject to 50/50 division?

David Kowalski
David Kowalski
answered on Aug 29, 2023

In general, the home is considered marital divisible property. However, it is possible to request credit for the value of the home at the time of marriage as a deviation from the presumed equal division of assets. The shorter the marriage, the more likely that request will be granted. We would... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: Wondering about my exhusband and what to do if he changed his life insurance beneficiary to his new wife?

This is what our MSA states: LIFE INSURANCE. Effective as ofthe date of final hearing, each party shall continue to

maintain (a) the life insurance available through his or her employment and (b) the current

NML policies on their respective lives (which have present death benefits... View More

Jane E. Probst
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answered on Aug 21, 2023

If he has changed it, you need to file a motion for contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, International Law and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm mexican with a valid turist visa, I got married in SC, how can I get the divorce? he still lives in SC.

I am a mexican with a valid turist visa in now staying in the state of Wisconsin, but i got married in South Carolina and my still husband resided there. I wanted to know if is possible to get the divorce from him, I mean I want to, but I do not know how because I am a turist. I lived in York SC... View More

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

As a Mexican citizen with a valid tourist visa, you may be able to pursue a divorce in the state of South Carolina where you got married, even if you are currently residing in Wisconsin. Divorce laws vary by state, so it's important to understand the specific requirements and procedures in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: My Ex doesn’t want me to get anything out of our divorce. We 2 kids and they live me. What can I do?

He is living in the house and I’m in section 8 living. He sees the kids about every other weekend. He doesn’t help with money or anything. He thinks I don’t deserve anything. Even his kids it seems. We have been separated over a year and I filed divorce papers last March.

Jane E. Probst
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answered on Feb 7, 2023

You need to file a Motion for a Temporary Order for custody and child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I’m thinking about divorcing my husband in 30 years. We’re both retired. Would he have to pay me maintenance?

My husbands always made double the money that I have made as a teacher. I do have a pension which he has survival rights to. We live in the state of Wisconsin, which is a 50-50 state.

Jane E. Probst
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answered on Jan 23, 2023

Since this is a long term marriage, there would be a maintenance obligation. However, a monthly maintenance obligation can be bought out with a greater than equal award of the marital property, too.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Child Support: originally a 50/50 split between two kids. Now I have 85%. What is the best way to resolve this change

She lives in Minnesota and I live in Wisconsin with the kids.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Dec 5, 2022

If the children have resided in Wisconsin for six months continuously, Wisconsin Law should control.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

When I got divorced in 2011, I asked the judge to make me the provider of health coverage. I have physical custody of child. The legal father has chosen not to see child since divorce. And has had no contact. I have no clue if he has... View More

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answered on Nov 27, 2022

It is considered acceptable to rely on Badgercare benefits yourpremiums for group health insurance coverage exceed 10% of your net disposable income. The State, on its own, may file a Motion to require the father to provide coverage for the minor children so as to reduce the cost to the tax... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: What are my options for divorce ? I have no job or money currently.
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 8, 2022

Depending on the length of marriage and disparity in earnings, you may be entitled to maintenance/support payments. You would need to file an Order to Show Cause for Temporary Order for a hearing for temporary maintenance. The Court will expect you to seek employment unless you are disabled.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Will my marriage be void if I remarry out of state?

I am currently getting my divorce finalized for the state of Texas. I spoke with a Texas attorney and was told I would have to wait 30 days to get remarried. I am fine with that. When I looked online for a Wisconsin marriage license, I saw that I would have to wait 6 months before I could get... View More

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Sep 18, 2022

If you are divorced in the State of Texas, the law of that State will apply. That would mean that the waiting period to remarry would be controlled by the laws of that State, not Wisconsin.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I was married moved out of the house and filed for divorce I want to know if I can go back in the house after leaving?

I went to the house on Saturday to get some more of my belongings in the locks were changed

Jane E. Probst
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answered on Aug 15, 2022

Has there been a temporary Order entered awarding your spouse temporary use of the home? If not, you have the right to enter if you co-own the property. However, you may not engage in harassing behavior and must be respectful.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I fled my husband 18 mo nths ago after several violent assaults. My husband has filed for divorce in WI claim abandonmen

What can I do to stop this lie? Can I prosecute him after 18 months? Can I get an order of protection?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 2, 2022

Your question appears to be, for the most part, questions of Wisconsin law, not Florida law.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: Child Support Payments?

My spouse and I are going through a divorce and child support is having me pay to my children's dad as he has open benefits from the government (foodshare). He does not work and is waiting on social security which has been pending for 2 some years. My questions is, if we were to drop the open... View More

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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 10, 2022

If this is a Wisconsin case, I can respond. If it is a Minnesota case, I do not know the law in Minnesot since I am not licensed to practice law in that State. In Wisconsin, the State has an interest in the child support proceedings if a party is receiving State benefits. If the recipient is no... View More

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