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Milwaukee Divorce FAQ

Dealing with a divorce can be a painful, frustrating experience. You and your spouse may even want to part amicably, but without help, even the most peaceful divorce can turn ugly. When that happens, you’ll need help dealing with your divorce.

When you have questions, you may need a lawyer from Karp & Iancu, S.C. on your side. Our lawyers can guide you through your questions, from our Milwaukee divorce FAQ here to the personal answers you may need for some of your big questions. So, if you’re concerned about your Milwaukee divorce case, reach out for help and for the answers you need.

Can I still file for divorce if my spouse doesn’t want to?

If you’re unwilling to continue on with the marriage, you will be able to file for divorce in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is a no-fault state for divorce, which means that you don’t need a reason to file. Because you’re not required to provide any proof or reason, you should be eligible now to file for a divorce.

How will custody of our children be decided in Milwaukee?

When it comes to your children, filing for divorce and making decisions on custody can be tough. That’s especially true if you and your spouse can’t agree on who should have physical custody of the child. While you may agree to offer visitation rights, for example, you may feel that you should have sole custody of the child.

Typically, though, child custody is decided based on many factors that will affect the child. For example, if you live closer to the child’s school or have a steadier job, you may be more likely to receive custody. The judge will decide based on the best interests of your child, so make sure you’re prepared to show that you can better meet your child’s needs.

My spouse has a lot of debt that isn’t mine. Will that debt be split as well?

While some debts may fall on your shoulders as well as your former spouse’s, you may not be responsible for them if they aren’t marital debts. Marital debts include anything that was incurred as a couple. For example, a mortgage on the family home or a car loan might be considered a shared debt that will be split evenly between you.

However, certain debts may be the sole responsibility of your spouse. For example, they may have alimony or child support owed from a previous marriage. These debts are theirs alone, so you’ll need to speak to your attorney about ensuring these debts won’t be left to you.  

Seek Answers from a Milwaukee Divorce Attorney

When you and your spouse are planning to file for divorce, it can be a difficult, confusing process. You may be emotionally drained, and now you’re struggling to get the answers you need from a Milwaukee divorce FAQ alone.

Fortunately, that’s where a lawyer from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help. Our attorneys can help you get the answers you need, starting with a consultation about your divorce proceedings. To get the help you need with your Milwaukee divorce, reach out by calling 414-453-0800 or by filling out the online form below.

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