About AnnMarie Sylla

Attorney AnnMarie M. Sylla focuses her practice on representing clients across southeastern Wisconsin in litigation and family law including complex cases involving divorce, paternity, modifications of child custody and placement, child support and maintenance disputes. Attorney Sylla is known for her passion in fighting for her clients’ interests.

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Prenuptial Agreements and Their Effect on Property Division in a Divorce

When a marriage ends, one of the biggest questions is how the couple’s assets and liabilities will be divided. As a marital property state, decisions about dividing property in Wisconsin generally start with the presumption that each spouse is entitled to one-half of the couple’s assets and one-half of its liabilities, regardless of whether those assets and debts are in one spouse’s name alone.

“Quad What?” Demystifying QDROs and When They are Necessary in a Divorce

If your divorce involves retirement accounts such as a 401(k), 403(b) or pension plan, you may need a document called a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) to divide those accounts. Retirement accounts often represent a significant part of a divorcing couple’s assets, so it’s important to understand what is involved in order to receive your share of those accounts after they have been divided by agreement or by the court.

Considerations if You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

In an ideal scenario, everyone would get along and there would be full transparency and cooperation by parties during a divorce. In reality, for most the situation is less than ideal. There may be underlying circumstances that led to the divorce making it difficult to trust your spouse. Unfortunately, that lack of trust tends to continue during the divorce proceedings, and can influence one’s decision-making and willingness to cooperate.