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Milwaukee divorce attorneys, text messages and divorce, social media and divorce, divorce process, divorce evidenceIn the 21st century, the electronic devices which we carry around in our pockets provide us with a great deal of convenience by allowing us to access information and communicate with others from nearly anywhere. However, this increased level of connectivity also comes with a price. In some cases, the messages people send on their phones may be used against them.

During a divorce, heated disputes can often arise as spouses seek to resolve issues such as property division, child custody, and child support. During this time, spouses’ actions may be closely scrutinized, and they may find that text messages sent in a moment of anger could have consequences. There are a number of ways that these types of messages could end up being part of a divorce.

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DivorceWhat is the difference between a divorce and a legal separation?

In essence, a divorce is a legal end to a marriage contract, while a legal separation involves many of the same legal proceedings as divorce, however, the two parties involved are not divorced at the end of the proceedings and are prohibited to re-marry another person. In both actions the court will order the division of marital property, decide maintenance (alimony) issues and issues involving children such as custody, placement (visitation) and child support.

A legal separation is granted by the courts when the marital relationship is deemed broken. Many people choose legal separation because of personal or religious beliefs that do not allow divorce. In cases where one person is not in favor of the divorce, the court will determine whether a judgment of legal separation or a judgment of divorce is granted.

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property-divisionEight Things to Keep in Mind About Property Division

By: Steve Lant & Attorney Richard Reilly

The one common element among all actions for divorce is property division. While custody and placement can involve significant emotional issues, property division issues are all financial. This is not to say that dividing the "stuff" will not evoke some very emotional responses. "You will only get my great great grandfather's pocket watch by prying it from my cold dead hands" is not an uncommon sentiment when dividing up the household property.

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child-placementSix Tips for Dealing with Child Support

By: Attorney Richard Reilly & Steve Lant

Next to the custody and placement of children, child support is often one of the most contentious issues in a family law case. The amount of child support to be paid in most situations is determined by a complicated formula that factors in the amount of placement time allocated between the parents (generally, overnight periods) and the income of both parents. The court may also consider other factors when they have a significant impact on raising the children including, the cost of medical care coverage, child care expenses and any special needs the child may have. You can avoid many of the pitfalls common to child support disputes by considering the following six tips:

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child-custodyFive Tips in Handling Child Placement and Custody

By: Steve Lant & Attorney Richard Reilly

The custody and placement of children are, quite possibly, the two most emotionally wrenching issues in any divorce and often drive the progress of the case. Even if the proceedings run smoothly, the emotional repercussions can affect children for years.

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