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Research shows the most common day for highway deaths is August 2

Some Wisconsin motorists may assume that the worst day of the year for traffic fatalities is during the icy winter or on a popular travel holiday. According to research, however, the deadliest day falls in the middle of summer. Experts give various explanations for this finding.

More milennials opt for prenups

Fewer young people in Wisconsin see marriage as a life goal, but when they do, they are more likely to pursue a prenuptial agreement in advance. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that 18- to 34-year-olds are particularly likely to seek a prenup before tying the knot. While the recent increase in millennial prenups is a current trend, it reflects the ongoing popularity of these types of agreements. Over the previous 20 years, the frequency of prenuptial agreements has multiplied five times over.

About special needs trusts

Wisconsin residents who have a loved one with a disability may consider a special needs trust to assist with their financial needs. The trust can be used to enhance any government benefits that special needs individuals receive. When it is drafted properly, a special needs trust will not interfere with an individual's eligibility for government benefits.

Tips for preparing for a divorce

People in Wisconsin who are getting a divorce might want to make a list to help identify priorities. That list can be divided into needs, wants and things the person is willing to let go. An individual should also think about what might be on a similar list made by his or her spouse. This can help someone prepare for either divorce negotiations or litigation.

Child support numbers

Some political commentators allege that single parents in Wisconsin and the rest of the country are receiving excessive amounts of child support. However, according to the figures provided in the Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support report, this is not the case.

Establishing paternity with or without the parent's cooperation

There are a number of benefits to establishing paternity in Wisconsin. While the child benefits from the financial support the birth father provides, the father benefits from being able to have a legally-recognized relationship with the child. Paternity can be voluntarily or involuntarily established.

About joint legal custody

One of the issues Wisconsin parents have to address when they go their separate ways is the custody of their children. Joint legal custody is one of the options that may be available to them.

Retirement funds can be primary concern in divorce

Many couples in Wisconsin who decide to divorce have discovered that untangling their financial lives is even more complex than separating their personal and emotional ones. Retirement funds are often the largest asset that belongs to a couple's marital property, and the distribution of these funds during a divorce settlement can be difficult and challenging, especially when both parties are dependent on these accounts for their future financial stability.

Options for recovering past due child support payments

A noncustodial parent in Wisconsin or any other state may be required to pay child support. These payments are designed to meet the best interests of the child and support the notion that parenting is a shared responsibility. Although an individual may be ordered to pay child support, he or she may not always do so. Reasons for failing to make payments may range from a simple inability to pay to a belief that the amount is too high.

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