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The Changing Practice of Home Appraisal

The process of diving property and debt during/after the divorce is called property division. When it comes to homes, whether you want your house to appraise above or below the fair market rate depends on you wanting to keep it or be bought out. 

Handling the Emotional Turmoil of Divorce

Latrice Knighton is a member of the Sterling Law Offices partner team and an award-winning divorce attorney, life coach, and speaker. She helps clients resolve their problems by using legal techniques and smart tactics learned through decades of experience as...

Guardian Ad Litem Process

A lot of situations that involve a guardian ad litem would be where parents are having problems helping their kids with discipline at school or behavior at school, or falling behind academically. The parents might get frustrated because they don’t know what to expect from the school or what to do with their child.

How to Budget After Divorce

More often than not, the standard of living of both spouses drops in the first few years after divorce. This is because the now two separated people are not on the same income and pool of assets that they had been with during the marriage.

How Does Life Insurance Impact Divorce?

Insurance is an important piece of finance as it safeguards your family from the unforeseeable. After a divorce, it's important to take a look at your options as the family dynamic has changed and new options may be available to you.

What is Disability Insurance in Divorce?

Financial security for the people they care about is something that a lot of people consider when going through a divorce. With this in mind, it is important to be aware of your opinions for insurance and what the best option for you could be.

What to Consider When Investing?

Investing in your future is important to your success. There is both financial investing and personal investment with the latter dealing with how you feel emotionally and physically. When first starting out it is important to have the proper assistance, just like with divorce, to help guide you through the unfamiliar terrain.

Important Factors Courts Consider With Alimony

In Wisconsin, the legislature set out the criteria for the court to consider when awarding a party maintenance (also known as alimony). Maintenance is supposed to be temporary and rehabilitative. However, in long term marriages it can sometimes be collected for the rest of a person’s life. If temporary alimony cannot bring out rehabilitation, then the court can, in proper circumstances, order alimony on a long-term or indefinite amount. If you do not get alimony at the time of the divorce, you cannot get alimony later on.

How to Strategically Prepare for Divorce

A lot of people fear divorce as there is a lot of uncertainty about what will happen and whether you or your kids will be okay after the divorce. Give yourself some time to discover new information. Why? Because you matter. Learn how to prepare your money, life, and kids for divorce in order to get the best outcome.

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

Every parent going through divorce and dealing with child custody wants what seems to be the best for their child. Whatever the circumstances might be, the Guardian Ad Litem looks into the family situation and advise the court on things like where the child should live, or what contact the child should have with the parent(s).

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