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Newborn social security

Family Law

How To Get a Social Security Number for Your Baby

A Social Security number for your baby is a necessity when they are born. These steps will help you when filing for a baby's Social Security number as a new parent.

How To Get a Social Security Number for Your Baby
Changing Name After Divorce

Family Law

Changing Your Name After Divorce

If you are going through a divorce and want to change your name back to your maiden name, a GCW family law attorney can help with the process. Learn more.

Changing Your Name After Divorce
Prenuptial

Family Law

Getting Married? What To Know Before Tying the Knot

It's easy to get caught up in wedding planning after you get engaged but there are certain legal documents you have to have before you walk down the aisle. In Wisconsin, you must apply for your marriage license a minimum of 6 days before the ceremony.

Getting Married? What To Know Before Tying the Knot
Unmarried Partner

Family Law

Making Medical and Financial Decisions for Your Unmarried Partner

If you want your unmarried partner to make medical and financial decisions on your behalf, you will need a power of attorney for both finances and healthcare.

Making Medical and Financial Decisions for Your Unmarried Partner
child support

Family Law

What Happens To Child Support If My Ex Moves Out Of State?

The short answer is nothing. If your ex was court ordered to pay child support then that money is still owed to you regardless of where he or she lives.

What Happens To Child Support If My Ex Moves Out Of State?
Adoption process

Family Law

Understanding the Adoption Process

If you are thinking about adopting a child, you should learn about the basic procedures used in most types of adoptions- consent, home study, adoption petition, and finally, the adoption order.

Understanding the Adoption Process
Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer

Family Law

Property Division and Debts in a Divorce

How are property and debts divided during a divorce? As a general rule, most items obtained during the marriage are considered to be marital property and are subject to a 50/50 division.

Property Division and Debts in a Divorce
Child Support Attorneys in Wisconsin

Family Law

How to Help Young Children Deal with Divorce

The divorce process can be hard on everyone, especially children. Each child processes divorce differently but feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety are all common. As a parent, it is your responsibility to help your children process and work through their feelings.

How to Help Young Children Deal with Divorce
Community Property

Family Law

Separate and Marital Property: Who Owns What?

Wisconsin is a marital property state meaning that most things purchased during the marriage are owned equally between your and your spouse. There are exceptions, however, like gifts or an inheritence.

Separate and Marital Property: Who Owns What?
Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer

Family Law

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

There are three ways to get a divorce- hire an attorney, get a mediator to help you and your ex-spouse come to an agreement on key issues, or do it yourselves. Knowing which option is best for you really depends on how well you and your ex are able to communicate with one another and what's at stake for each of you.

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?