Divorce & Custody

At Pedersen Law Office we understand that divorce and family law issues can be emotionally taxing and often overwhelming. Struggling through the court system and its policy of "we cannot give legal advice" can leave you feeling stranded and on the losing side of the battle. The experienced attorney at Pedersen Law is tough in court but sensitive to your circumstances and goals.

Call us today to find out how we can help you! Our law firm offers free consultations in all of our areas of practice and would be more than happy to meet with you and see how we can help you. Our law office serves the communities of Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Green Bay and their surrounding areas.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much will I get in child support?

If you have placement of the child(ren) 75% or more, the standard percentages are as follows:

  • One Child
  • Two Children
  • Three Children
  • Four Children
  • Five or More Children
  • 17%
  • 25%
  • 29%
  • 31%
  • 34%

If you have placement of the children less than 75% of the time, child support is based on both of the parties’ income and is more complicated and you will need to discuss it with your attorney.


Will I receive alimony or maintenance and how much?

Maintenance is determined on a case by case basis. Whether you will receive it, how much and for how long depends on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, difference of income, reason for difference and age of the parties.


How will our property be divided?

In Wisconsin all martial property is split 50/50 as Wisconsin is a community property state.


What is considered marital property?

Marital property is all property owned at the time of the divorce. This includes property brought into the marriage, property only titled in one person’s name and retirement plans. There are exceptions under some circumstances.


What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce?

A legal separation includes all the steps of a divorce including child placement, child support, property division and awarding alimony, but the parties remain legally married at the end of the case. This is usually only done when the parties don’t wish to be divorced for personal reasons such as religion. It is a common misconception that living apart or starting a divorce is a “legal separation” and this mistake can have serious consequences.

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