Waukesha, WI Divorce
Waukesha WI Divorce Attorneys
Get the experienced, trusted legal representation you need to protect your rights in Waukesha divorce proceedings.
The end of a marriage is always difficult. Even when both parties agree to a divorce, you need an experienced Waukesha divorce attorney on your side to help resolve specific issues relevant to your case. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we act as a strong legal advocate on your behalf throughout these proceedings. With more than a decade of experience serving clients throughout our area, you can trust our Waukesha divorce attorneys to provide the professional legal guidance and personalized service you need to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected.
The laws and guidelines governing divorce in Waukesha are listed under Chapter 767 of the Wisconsin Statutes. As a ‘no fault’ divorce state, marital misconduct is not a requirement for obtaining a divorce, though it may be relevant in resolving important issues that must be attended to before your divorce can be finalized. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, our Waukesha divorce attorneys provide the guidance and protection you need throughout these proceedings:
- Division of marital property and assets: Wisconsin is one of only a few community property states. This means that any property and assets earned, acquired, or otherwise accumulated during the marriage are divided on an equal basis. However, there are factors that could influence decisions made in your case, such as each spouse’s individual assets and their overall contributions to the marriage.
- Child custody: Issues pertaining to children are among the most hotly contested in Waukesha County Circuit Court proceedings. In addition to determining where the child lives and whether the parents share joint custody, decisions will be made regarding decision making authority for matters impacting the child.
- Child support: Depending on the type of custody agreements made in your case, one of the spouses may be ordered to pay child support. This amount is based on both parents’ earnings and the expenses related to the child. This includes basics such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as expenses associated with their education, health care, and extracurricular activities.
- Spousal maintenance: In some cases, one spouse may have made career or educational sacrifices for the sake of supporting the other spouse or children of the marriage. Spousal support, previously referred to as alimony, may be ordered to prevent financial hardship and to ensure the standard of living established during the marriage is maintained while the spouse adjusts financially to the divorce.
Decisions made during your divorce can have long ranging impacts on your well being and your financial security. You need an experienced divorce attorney willing to work one-on-one with you to help ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
When dealing with important issues related to your divorce, MacGillis Wiemer, LLC provides the kind of caring, professional representation you need to get results. Reach out and contact our Waukesha County divorce attorneys today to request a consultation to discuss how we can assist you.