Family Law Attorney John T. Fields

John T. Fields & Associates has offices in Milwaukee and Elm Grove.

The firm is built on the experience of divorce attorney John T. Fields, who has spent decades practicing law in Wisconsin. Each family law attorney at John T. Fields & Associates knows how emotionally and financially stressful a divorce in Madison can be.

We handle even the most difficult child custody, alimony and property division cases.

Dealing with a divorce in Madison and other areas of Wisconsin is complicated. But having a confident, tough divorce attorney means everything when your livelihood is on the line.

Admitted to the Wisconsin state bar in 1985, Fields has extensive knowledge of the Wisconsin court system.

A husband and father, he has helped numerous parents play an active role in their children’s lives after a divorce. There’s a reason we at John T. Fields & Associates call ourselves the pitbull law firm. A pitbull always stands ready to protect his owner, giving him or her peace of mind. Our divorce attorneys will stop at nothing to bring you the settlement you deserve.

Along with his staff of divorce attorneys, John T. Fields & Associates has represented clients throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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Divorce Basics

What you need to know

To file a divorce in Wisconsin, you must meet basic residency requirements. You can start the process of getting a divorce by filing with the clerk in your particular county. In order to file for divorce, you only have to acknowledge that your marriage is broken beyond repair. A divorce attorney can make sure you stay organized as you begin the divorce process. Filing a divorce action in the appropriate manner is crucial in having a successful divorce.

Child Custody

What you need to know

In most family law cases, courts try to maximize a child’s time with both parents after a divorce. However, the parent with legal custody still gets to make crucial decisions on behalf of the child. Courts do consider each parent’s relationship with the children in a divorce, and they also take the child’s wishes into account in most cases. In the absence of legal custody, a divorce attorney can still make sure you play a role in the life of your child after a divorce.

Child Support

What you need to know about child support

Wisconsin courts have specific rules for setting child support amounts. Child support amounts typically last until a child is an adult and can only be changed under very specific circumstances. Therefore, it’s important that you end up paying the right amount in child support from the very beginning. If you believe your former spouse in a divorce isn't paying the right amount in child support, a divorce attorney can help you address this situation.


Helping Families Get What They Deserve.

A divorce or other family law matter is a life-changing event for you, and if you are a parent, for your children. It is an evnt that will change lives for years or perhaps forever. That’s why it’s so important to get an attorney and not just any attorney, but the right attorney

We have over 25 years of family experience and we can be aggressive when your family needs to get what they deserve. When a client retains our services we personally take care of their case. Our goal is to get you what you want. Whether that is collaborative divorce, mediation or litigation.

We are a renowned Wisconsin Divorce & Family Law Firm. We've represented Wisconsin residents in many counties across the state, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, DaneRock, Jefferson, Kenosha and  counties. Don’t let your spouse in a difficult divorce case prevent you from getting the settlement your family deserves.


What you need to know about alimony

In a divorce, Wisconsin courts aim to establish financial equality between spouses. Alimony, or spousal maintenance, is the main way courts do this. There is such a thing as temporary alimony, but most alimony orders are permanent, so it’s important that spouses have a bold legal advocate to argue their case in a divorce trial. Although marriage is supposed to be a give-and-take, oftentimes one spouse sacrifices more than the other during a marriage. Factors such as these can influence how much alimony is paid after a divorce is finalized.

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Property Division

What you need to know about property division

Wisconsin family law guidelines are pretty clear-cut when it comes to property division during a divorce. Although there are exceptions, assets are usually split evenly. Still, property division can get pretty complicated. Dishonest spouses will hide or undervalue marital assets to cheat the other party out of his or her fair share. In property division cases, a divorce attorney will help you avoid being taken advantage of. Many types of assets, including ones you probably never thought of, can be divided during the divorce process.

Areas of Practice

Family Law


Child Support

Child Custody

My daughter and I contacted Attorney Fields office She is going thru a divorce and the only goal has been to help with a custody battle. She is trying to keep her two small boys in a safe environment. Attorney Fields gave us hope and courage and has been our champion.  Attorney Fields has been the voice and our courage to stay strong in our resolve to protect physically, emotionally and mentally the health of my grandchildren.

Katie C. via Google Reviews

Prior to coming to John Fields, I had a very difficult experience with custody and divorce settlement. Was able to work through all of our issues and resolve them in a timely and efficient manner. I felt like all of my needs were addressed and was able discuss things openly. I was very happy with the outcome and I appreciate all of the time they spent on my case.

Pamela S. via Google Reviews