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Hidden assets in marriage are more common than you think

If you’ve been married for any length of time, you are well aware that finances are one of the biggest sources of conflict in any relationship. Each of us relates to money in a different way. And if that relationship to money is vastly different than our spouse’s, it can be highly problematic.

Why divorcing couples should consider insurance coverage

Divorce in Wisconsin often takes a heavy toll on families. It causes different kinds of stress, and there can be so many details to notice that some things go overlooked. Many soon-to-be exes forget to consider how the family insurance coverage will look after the divorce. Typically, the two most important types of insurance coverage in a divorce are life insurance and health insurance.

Many changes come after a divorce is finalized

After Wisconsin couples negotiate a divorce settlement and the agreement is finalized in the decree, they may feel like they are ready to move forward. However, while reaching an agreement on property division and other key financial and practical issues can be a challenge, the actual separation of assets is not accomplished through finalizing the divorce. Instead, each party will need to take action on a series of administrative tasks to ensure that the agreement is actually implemented.

Top 4 Issues Divorcees Can Resolve Through Mediation

If you're getting divorced and you and your spouse are both agreeable to the separation, you may want to use mediation to come to agreements and resolve any/all issues. Mediation gives the two of you the option to sit down with a neutral, third-party to work out the details of your divorce yourselves. The mediator is there to help you reach a compromise when the two of you find a point you don't agree on.

6 Tips to Ready Your Finances for a Divorce

Preparing for a divorce is much more work than you might think. This is because the financial issues involved in the process are fairly complex, especially if you or your spouse are contesting the divorce.That's why it's crucial that you take the time to look at your personal finances and prepare yourself for what's to come. In addition to the various court costs and any support (child or spousal) you may need to pay, you may also have the additional expenses of purchasing a new home, buying new furniture, or investing in a new vehicle.

A How-To Guide on Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator for You

You want a divorce, and you've decided to mediate. As you probably know, choosing the mediation route is only a small part of the overall divorce process. Now, you need to figure out how to find a divorce mediator who is competent, qualified, and accessible.

How to Be a Successful Co-Parent - Part One

Co-parenting after a divorce is never easy, especially if you have a strained relationship with your ex-spouse. During a split, concerns and stressors can start to arise, be it with regards to your ex's parenting abilities, child support or finances, or the emotional strain of conflict or resentment. While no one enters a marriage or has children with the intention of getting divorced - engaging in amicable, communicative co-parenting can not only reduce some of these stressors, but also help your children establish more secure, stable, and healthy relationships with both parents.

10 Common Mistakes That Could Impact Your Finances During a Settlement

Navigating divorce is not easy on couples, emotionally or financially. Every year, there are nearly one million divorces in the United States, leaving many spouses financially devastated as a result. Because accepting unfair settlements is a leading cause of these financial challenges, knowing the common settlement blunders that others make can reduce your risk of experiencing the serious costs of divorce. Here, we will address 10 financial errors commonly made when negotiating a divorce settlement.

How to Be a Successful Co-Parent - Part Two

In the first part of this article, we discussed the initial challenges of co-parenting; specifically, communicating the context of the divorce to your children. Because a high-conflict divorce can have negative impacts on a child, including delayed adjustment, strained parent-child relationships, anxiety, and negative coping strategies such as substance abuse, it is crucial for parents to combat these outcomes with long-term collaborative strategies made in the best interest of their children.

6 Ways to Tell if Your Marriage is Drifting Toward Divorce

All marriages have their highs and lows, but how do you know if what you're going through is just a rough patch or a precursor to the end? Are the issues you're facing something you can work through, or is that just not in the cards? Consider these 6 signs that your marriage may be headed for divorce.

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