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Is Adultery Illegal in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin state statute 944.16 classifies adultery as a Class I felony. However, this law is not typically utilized. It conflicts with other statements in Wisconsin law, such as the fact that Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state. Wisconsin law additionally states, , “Although the state does not regulate the private sexual activity of consenting adults, […]

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Zoom Hearing Tips

On March 22, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily suspended in-person proceedings. Now, a year and a half later, it has become clear that Zoom proceedings are likely here to stay in at least some sort of capacity. When you are not actually in the courtroom itself, it can be easy to forget that all […]

Posted inPaternity

When a Paternity Adjudication May Not Be in Child’s Best Interest

A new statute has established that a paternity adjudication may not always be in the best interest of the child, even if genetic testing has already occurred. As noted in our January 2015 blog (found here: https://kwvfamilylaw.com/wisconsin-paternity-update/), Wis. Stat. §767.863(1m) provides, “In an action to establish the paternity of a child who was born to […]

Posted inChild Support

What counts the gross income available for child support in Wisconsin?

In order to calculate the support obligation, the court must first determine a parent’s monthly income available for support. According to Administrative Rule DCF 150, the monthly income available for support is based on the parent’s gross monthly income, from all sources including: wages, salaries, earnings, tips, interest, capital gains, commissions, and bonuses, worker’s compensation […]

Harassment vs Domestic Abuse Charges

In Wisconsin, you may file two different types of orders/injunctions: harassment, or domestic abuse. There are numerous differences between the two charges. However, the largest difference between a harassment injunction and a domestic violence injunction is the individual who is being accused. If the individual does not live in your home and they are not […]

Posted inDivorce, Firm News

Online Protection Through Divorce

When you are going through a divorce, it is important to ensure you are protected online. Some things to consider include: -Do you have any apps that can show your whereabouts or transactions? Accounts such as Venmo for example, should be made private. -Make sure your information is no longer accessible to them through shared […]

Legal Custody in Wisconsin

How does Wisconsin law define “legal custody”? If you have legal custody of your child in Wisconsin, this means you have the authority to make major decisions on their behalf. According to Wisconsin law, major decisions include “decisions regarding consent to marry, consent to enter military service, consent to obtain a motor vehicle operator’s license, […]

Successful Co-Parenting

Divorce is not only hard on you, but it is also hard on your children. To ensure maximal wellbeing of your children post-divorce, it is important to employ a successful co-parenting strategy. Successful co-parenting will ensure your child feels secure, and gives them a healthy example to follow. View a wealth of information about co-parenting […]

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