Typically, child support orders can be modified when there has been a significant change in circumstances. An involuntary loss of income or an increase in income are among the most common changes in circumstances that warrant modifying a child support order.
Our Milwaukee readers will recall Dwyane Wade's stellar basketball career at Marquette University, which has propelled him to NBA stardom. In addition to spending time on the basketball court, Wade has spent a significant amount of time in a court of law because of a protracted divorce and a child custody dispute.
Although taxes may not be the first thing on the minds of many people going through a divorce, divorce has significant tax consequences that are worth considering.
There are many reasons why a marriage might fall apart, but many causes of divorce share the common theme of dishonesty. Trust in a marriage is important, and dishonesty can deeply damage the trust shared between spouses. A new survey by Forbes.com and the National Endowment for Financial Education has found that dishonesty about finances is becoming increasingly common among married people, with more than 30 percent of respondents indicating some form of "financial infidelity."
According to statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health, the divorce rate in Wisconsin in 2009 was 2.9 percent. That was lower than the national rate of 3.4 percent, but means that 16,705 marriages ended in the state that year. While most agree that some marriages are too strained or abusive to save, some people connect the rise in divorce in the U.S. with social problems. Some politicians seek to make it more difficult for people to get divorced, on the theory that the public benefits from more couples staying together.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will answer the question of whether a court-ordered minimum on spousal maintenance is enforceable according to public policy. The question is related to case of an ex-husband who asked the court to change his alimony order after he lost his job.
Divorce can have long-term financial consequences for both the spouses and the children of divorce. Recently, researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Rice University compared how much divorced parents contributed to the college education with the amount contributed by parents who remained married. They found that divorce significantly influences how much parents are able to contribute to their children's college education.
Kelsey Grammer, the actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane, has had a tremendously successful career in television. He played the role of Frasier Crane for 20 years, 11 of which were on the NBC sitcom "Frasier." At the peak of his earning power on "Frasier," Grammer earned $700,000 per episode. "Frasier" ran from 1993 to 2004 and Grammer married his third wife, Camille Donatacci in 1997.