Divorce is a complex subject, both personally and legally. Wisconsin divorce laws are different from almost all other states. In Wisconsin, the process is governed by the state's Marital Property Statute. The majority of other states divide property based on principles of an "equitable" or fair standard, Wisconsin views most property acquired during the marriage to be a marital asset to which both parties have an equal right. As a result, courts try to keep the division of property as close to a 50-50 split as possible. The process can be particularly difficult if you and your spouse have combined certain assets.
Van Hoof & Schneider Law Firm has been committed to addressing the challenges of individuals facing divorce for more than 75 years. We understand your concerns and frustrations, and we strive to get you the resolution you need. Van Hoof & Schneider Law Firm also offers legal guidance to those interested in pro se/self-help. We can assist with document preparation, document review and preparation for mediation.
Income and property acquired during your marriage are considered to be your and your spouse's joint property. You each have an equal right to it when a court divides assets during a divorce proceeding. Income can be from many sources, including insurance proceeds, dividends and deferred employment benefits.
However, there are a few important exceptions to marital property outlined in Wisconsin law. Property not considered a marital asset includes:
Property division under Wisconsin's marital property system can be confusing and complicated. We can help you understand the law and how it affects you.
There are many issues related to the end of a marriage, and the legal process can take years. Our law firm can handle all aspects of your divorce proceedings, including:
Our firm can work with you throughout the divorce process and assist with common post-divorce issues. Our divorce attorneys have decades of experience helping families with their legal problems.
Contact us for a free 30-minute initial consultation if you have questions about divorce in Wisconsin
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Casey Paul Schneider obtained his Bachelor of Science, Dean's List, 1990, from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and his Juris Doctor, Dean's List, 1994, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
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Van Hoof & Schneider Law Firm is in Little Chute, Wisconsin and serves clients in and around Little Chute, Kaukauna, Appleton, Combined Locks, Sherwood, Calumet County and Outagamie County.