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Divorce support teams

When a couple in Wisconsin divorces, both spouses are in a vulnerable position. The end of a marriage is a major, and sometimes traumatic, change that can affect various aspects of an individual's life. That's why assembling a support team is very important.

A support team should ideally consist of a mix of friends, family and professionals. Friends and family are crucial at this time as they can provide emotional support to a spouse and the spouse's children. In addition, a strong social network can help a divorcing spouse adjust to life as a single person by providing leads for new employment and housing.

Other considerations include legal and financial matters. An experienced accountant, along with a financial planner who is well-versed in divorce-related issues, may be able to help a spouse identify assets and debts, transfer investment and retirement accounts and minimize tax liabilities. Having finances in order can assist legal professionals in crafting a fair and equitable divorce settlement. It can also help a recently divorced spouse recover financially.

Individuals going through divorce should be careful to work with professionals who have experience in divorce-related matters. In addition, divorcing spouses who have special employment or business ownership circumstances should ask financial and legal professionals if they have worked on cases similar to theirs. Significant experience is often important in obtaining a positive outcome.

Similarly, an experienced family law attorney could assist a client going through a divorce in multiple ways. The lawyer might be able to review the client's situation and make recommendations regarding asset division, ongoing support payments and child custody.

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