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What is the agreement process like?

Divorce in Wisconsin can either be contested or uncontested. In both types of divorce, the two parties will need to work together to resolve issues regarding child custody, child support, property division, alimony, and dividing debts and assets. Attorneys can help you with the negotiation process and ensure your rights are protected. 

 

What is an agreement in a divorce?

A Marital Settlement Agreement is an enforced legal document that details the distribution of property between two spouses. The Agreement also addresses spousal support if necessary. If children are involved, the agreement also details the custody and placement arrangement. Before finalizing the Marital Settlement Agreement, both parties must reach a mutual agreement on all the raised issues.

At the final hearing, the court utilizes the marital settlement agreement as a foundation for how the parties will divide their property, assets, and debts. Once filed, the document provides indemnity for each party against future debts the other may incur.

In rare instances, the court may use discretion to not agree with the terms of the agreement if it finds that the terms unfairly distribute the marital estate or if the terms will cause one spouse to rely on public assistance for income. In this instance, the court will require the parties to modify the agreement. Generally, the courts approve any settlement if both parties are fully aware of the terms. 

A Marital Settlement Agreement also allows the wife to restore her maiden name should she choose to do so. Mothers sometimes keep their married names to retain the same last name as their children. If a woman chooses to change her last name, she will need to change her social security card, driver’s license, and all other personal information after the divorce is final.

If the custody of pets is being contested, the final agreement will need to resolve this dispute also. 

Our flexible payment plans and years of experience make Divergent Family Law attorneys the top choice for protecting your rights to your property, income, and children.

Contact our offices today for a free consultation regarding your Marital Settlement Agreement. 
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