In a marriage contract in Wisconsin, the woman can either reuse her maiden name or continue to use her married name. If the woman decides to reuse her maiden name, she must obtain a new Social Security card and a driver`s license after the divorce. Since amending a divorce order can result in significant costs, time and uncertainty for divorce, it is preferable to do everything in its power to ensure that the conditions of the original plan are pleasant and sustainable in the long term for both spouses. But even the most thorough divorce agreements cannot take into account all possible contingencies, and changes sometimes need to be made in hindsight. In both cases, it is always advisable to seek the assistance of a competent family lawyer when attempting to establish or amend a divorce agreement in Wisconsin. In a marriage contract in Wisconsin, support can be paid by one party to the other or not. If support is payable, the matrimonial settlement agreement must indicate who pays child support, who receives child support, the amount of child support paid per month and the length of time (in months) paid on conditional basis. If support is not paid from one spouse to another, it is “cancelled” by both parties. Once a judgment has been rendered on divorce issues such as custody of children, child welfare or spousal support, it is generally considered that its conditions will be permanent. However, in limited circumstances, it is possible to amend a divorce agreement in Wisconsin, even after the judgment in the case.
If the spouses themselves (or with the help of their lawyers) reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce – the allocation and distribution of assets and commitments, assistance and, if necessary, custody of the children — form FA-4150, Marital Settlement Agreement Without Minor Children, or form FA-4151, Marital Settlement Agreement Without Minor Children, is used to recall the agreement. A domestic agreement agreement in Wisconsin must deal with all custody and accommodation issues where the parties have a child or child under the age of 18.