Adequate estate planning is something that all Wisconsin individuals should have in mind, particularly those who have acquired significant wealth in their lifetimes. Scandalous estate litigation cases commonly reported by tabloid publications invariably involve celebrities from the world of entertainment and professional sports, but art collectors can be easily added to this list even though gossip magazines do not usually focus on them.
When Wisconsin couples get married, their marriage vows may contain a promise to stick together "in sickness and in health". However, there is some evidence that suggests that not all spouses are up to this challenge.
The news that Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, will end his marriage easily inspires thoughts about how the divorce will divide the fortune that he has amassed during his marriage. When people in Wisconsin get divorces, they also need to divide their marital assets, and speculation about how the Bezoses will divide their shared assets reveals issues that often accompany high-asset divorces.
Watching a child struggle in life is never easy, especially if the child is one you love. Unfortunately, with the rise of opioid addiction, more families are facing the tragedy of parents who are unable or unwilling to care for their own children. In some cases, the parents leave the child for long periods without proper care or supervision, or they abandon the child altogether.
Parents in Wisconsin and throughout the country may need to take steps to collect child support that they are owed. In some cases, this means asking a judge to compel the other parent to pay a past-due balance. Parents will generally pursue back support in a state court, but it may be possible to do so in a federal court in certain instances.