Divorce is a difficult experience on multiple fronts. First and foremost, the process is emotionally taxing. When you entered into marriage you thought you had found lifelong love. Finding out that isn’t the case isn’t only personally upsetting, it strains financial resources and presents a whole new set of uncertainties to address.
Divorce also comes with a number of legal issues with deep and lasting impacts on the financial and emotional future of you and your children. The division of property and issues surrounding children are often the major points of contention in a less-than friendly divorce. Familiarizing yourself with the procedures and legal implications surrounding these subjects is a difficult, time consuming and often confusing process.
More litigants are choosing to represent themselves, a trend that is presenting significant challenges to the family court system and pro se litigants themselves. Self-representation may work when both parties mutually agree to the divorce and remain on good enough terms to be open to negotiation and compromise. But all too often this isn’t the case and in these instances strong and competent legal representation is essential.
One of the hardest things about a divorce is the effect it can have on your children. Divorce is a difficult decision, and it will change a child’s life forever, but it is sometimes the best decision for you and for your children.
Research shows that children whose parents have divorced often do better than children raised in households with ongoing marital conflict. However, it has also been found that children handle a parent’s divorce better and do best in the long run when there is less conflict during the divorce process. So while your marriage may have to end, it is very important to work to a stable home environment with a minimum of conflict for your children.
Ideally, you and your spouse can arrive at a fairly negotiated joint custody arrangement and agreement about child support. But the real world is often not ideal. Not all divorces are amicable and it may turn out that your spouse would prefer a court battle to a negotiated agreement. Having an experienced Menomonee Falls divorce lawyer on your side working to ensure that your children’s interests are protected is important in every case, but it is indispensable if the process becomes adversarial.
If your spouse was the primary wage earner in your household before the divorce, then it is crucial to get a child support order which provides for the needs of the children. While most judges will order some amount of child support, you should make sure to get the payment you and your children deserve with representation from attorneys with a track record of favorably resolving Menomonee Falls child support issues for their clients.
Divorce can be very hard for children to come to terms with. As a parent, you’ll need to be there for them and to support then during this difficult time. With the right Menomonee Falls child support lawyers working for you, you’ll be able to have your divorce resolved more quickly and with less negative impact on the emotional well being of your children.
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Choose a divorce attorney with a record of success in securing the best possible custody and child support decisions for their clients in Menomonee Falls. Our expert Menomonee Falls divorce lawyers at Bandle & Zaeske have extensive knowledge of Wisconsin divorce law and Waukesha County family procedures.
We also have the compassion, skill, and integrity required to make this difficult time as easy as possible for you and for your children. Our lawyers will help you protect your rights and secure an appropriate child support and child custody settlement, whether negotiated out of court with your spouse’s lawyer or argued in front of a judge. Pick a lawyer the legal expertise, integrity, and skill needed to best defend you and your children’s interests during a divorce.