Appleton Wisconsin Divorce Attorneys

If you are considering divorce, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether you should hire a divorce lawyer. While you may not technically require a lawyer to file or respond to a divorce in Wisconsin, it is important you contact an experienced family law specialist like Attorney Kyle Lawrence at Hogan Eickhoff if any of the scenarios described below apply to you. Contact us at (920) 450-9800 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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Child Custody or Placement is in Dispute

Child Custody or Placement is in Dispute

If you have children with your spouse but the two of you do not agree on who should make decisions regarding your children or where the child should live, you should contact Hogan Eickhoff. These important determinations can have a significant impact on your future relationship with your children.

Knowledgeable family law attorneys can explore options in your custody or placement dispute, including negotiating an agreement that gives both parents meaningful access to their children. Pursuing a contested hearing in front of a family law judge to show why you should be the primary custodian of your child is also an option.

Property or Debt Division Disagreements

Property or Debt Division Disagreements

Wisconsin is a community property state. Any income or property that you acquired during your marriage and after you obtained residency in Wisconsin is subject to division during the divorce. Separate property like the property you owned before marriage or that you received as a gift or inheritance is not usually divided.

However, you may have to prove that this property is actually separate. A skilled attorney can help with this aspect of your case. He or she can also work to rebut certain presumptions, such that a debt acquired during the marriage benefited you. Additionally, he or she can help you secure a fair divorce settlement and ensure that your property is correctly valued.

History of Abuse

History of Abuse

It can be difficult to advocate for your own legal needs when there is a history of abuse and intimidation. An experienced divorce lawyer can discuss how domestic abuse in the relationship can impact custody determinations. He or she can also discuss the possibility of obtaining a restraining order against an abusive partner.

You Got Served

You Got Served

If you were served with divorce paperwork, it is important that you promptly contact a lawyer. You have a limited amount of time to provide a response to avoid a default judgment in which your spouse receives everything that he or she requested in the divorce complaint.