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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... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
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... Read more »

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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.

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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... Read 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.

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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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Jane E. Probst
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... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hauge convention act. Is there any lawyers in Wisconsin that has experience handling this kind of case

I’m in Thailand. I’m trying to recover my children from USA the mother abducted them June 2021 I’ve been trying in the local courts in Thailand no luck I’ve been in contact for the last seven months with the US government for the hauge Convention act. Also the mother has been hiding the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on May 12, 2022

The Hague Convention is useful in most situations, but you need a lawyer where the children are to file the appropriate action in the local court to determine.

But first, do you have a professional/lawyer in Thailand that is assisting you. If you don't, that you explain why things...
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Q: If I paid half of the mortgage during our marriage am I entitled to half the gain in equity accrued during that time?
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 15, 2022

Yes, if the home is a marital asset, the equity is deemed to be equally divided, unless there is a prenuptial agreement in place providing otherwise.

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Q: I married a man from Mexico 9 years ago. Almost 4 years ago I found out he is still married with children. Is ours valid

We've been separated almost 4 years now. He even has a girlfriend in Mexico along with his wifr

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 8, 2022

If he was still legally married at the time you married him, your marriage is not valid. You will need an annulment.

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Q: Will my wife receive the majority of the equity in our house? We live in Wisconsin.

Been married for 8yrs. Together for 15yrs. House was purchased and lived in by both of us for the last 13yrs. The title and mortgage was in her name initially due to my less than stellar credit at the time of purchase. We have since refinanced the home and both names are now on the mortgage and... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Sep 27, 2021

If you have refinanced the mortgage in both of your names and made mortgage payments during the marriage, it has become a marital asset.

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Q: Milwaukee Divorce. I have a trial upcoming via zoom and I am outside the US. Do I need to be on US soil for the call?

This is a zoom call trial.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Sep 15, 2021

It is not necessary for you to be in the United States during a zoom hearing. You will simply need a reliable internet connection.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: If I have 50/50 legal custody and 100% physical custody can their mom change the order and move away with kids?

I have 50/50 legal custody and 100% physical custody. I got divorced September of 2020. Their mom does not take them overnight and rarely ever sees them. She now says she is moving to Arizona and wants the kids for the summer months. Is there a way she will be able to change the order and move away... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 10, 2021

No. She would need to file a Motion for Modification of Placement or you both would need to sign a Stipulation and Order for modification of the Order to allow her summer placement. She needs an Order of the Court. If she does not have the Court Order, she can not remove them without your... Read more »

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Q: As poa can I stop his alimony if he is in prison

Can the poa get in trouble if I stop alimony payments while he is in prison

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on May 25, 2021

Depending on the language of the POA, the Attorney in Fact may file Motions on his behalf to terminate or hold open maintenance. The POA must specifically state that the Attorney in Fact has been awarded this power.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: In Wisconsin, if no child support ordered, can my ex come back years later & make me pay variable costs?

Per our marital settlement agreement (Wisconsin), there is specific mention as to no child support (we both have fairly equal income) and no mention of "variable costs" anywhere in our orders. It does state that all medical, dental, eye, etc. bills/premiums will be split equally. I sent... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Apr 8, 2021

If you have shared physical placement of your children and hold open of child support since your incomes are equal, it is normally presumed that you share variable costs for the children, even if it does not specifically state so in the court order. You should be offsetting the variable expenses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Do refundable tax credits (e.g. EIC) or the ongoing stimulus credits related to COVID-19 count as gross income in WI?

DCF 150 has a broad definition of income and it's not clear if these would count as gross income for either the calculation of child support or any existing order that requires a reconciliation of support based on gross income.

David N. Iancu
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David N. Iancu
answered on Mar 29, 2021

I do not believe tax refunds or federal stimulus payments would count as "income" for support calcuation purposes. Government benefits like food stamps, daycare assitsance, etc. typically do not either. This obviously isn't settled law as the stimulus payments are novel.

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Q: My ex went back to her home country for vacations, and decided to baptized our son without my consent. Disobey courtordr
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 21, 2021

You can file a Motion for Contempt, but the action is already done. If you have a conflict as to the religion in which you wish for your child to be raised, you should file a Motion with the Court.

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Q: so my dismissal was set for last March

so my dismissal was set for last March but the pandemic hit and the courthouse closed my question is since it was no fault of mine will I have to restart the whole process again?

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 11, 2021

If your case was dismissed, you will need to refile.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Collections for Wisconsin on
Q: Can my fiance's charged-off debt come to me once we are married?

My fiance has a bad auto debt with his ex-wife. She got the vehicle in the divorce. However, failed to make the payments. The account shows on my fiance's credit report as Charged-off with a $0 balance.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 4, 2021

Your fiance's premarital debt is her debt, and not yours. Any debt she brings into the marriage is hers. Absent a prenuptial agreement, any debt you accumulate during the marriage will be joint.

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Q: The information on my post nup was filled with the wrong information.. does that nullify the post nup?

It was filed.. the dates were incorrect..

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 1, 2021

It depends. If it was only a date, that, in and by itself, may not nullify a prenuptial agreement. To be a valid prenuptial agreement, each party must make full disclosure of his or her income, assets and liabilities. They must also have adequate time to review, preferably with the assistance of... Read more »

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