Mediation in Family Law

Mediation in Family Law

Mediation is a tool used by the courts in many types of family law cases. Mediation is used during the divorce process, to settle disputes between two parents that are not married and to settle matters between the parties after the divorce is over. The role of a...
How to Start a Divorce in Wisconsin

How to Start a Divorce in Wisconsin

“I want a divorce.” We all hate those words in that combination. We never want to hear them, but many of us have, either directly or indirectly. If only saying those words can make a divorce happen, like spreading magic dust or saying “Beetlejuice” three times. Alas,...
Contested vs Uncontested Divorce

Contested vs Uncontested Divorce

Are you nervous about the cost to file for divorce in Wisconsin? If you’ve already made the difficult decision to sever a relationship with a spouse, it may help to know that costs vary widely depending on how a divorce is contested. Regardless of whether your...
How Do Wisconsin Courts Decide Child Custody?

How Do Wisconsin Courts Decide Child Custody?

Children are perhaps the most at risk for trauma in a divorce, legal separation or custody case. This is why, in Wisconsin, the child’s best interests are always considered first. The courts in Wisconsin handle custody cases in a conciliatory way, where the first...
What to Do When You Are Served With Divorce Papers

What to Do When You Are Served With Divorce Papers

Help! I just got served with divorce papers! State law has very specific provisions outlining how the divorce process in Wisconsin begins. When someone gets served divorce papers, their best response is to immediately contact a Madison divorce attorney. Under the...
Pension Rights and Your Divorce

Pension Rights and Your Divorce

Whether negotiating a settlement or engaging in a high asset divorce dispute, rights to retirement savings and pensions are incredibly important. Pensions and retirement savings are valuable bargaining chips are often overlooked by spouses preoccupied with...
Coping With A Difficult Spouse

Coping With A Difficult Spouse

Dealing with a uncooperative spouse during the divorce process can be very stressful. Even the most amicable divorce comes with its fair share of stress, but when one spouse is determined to make the situation as difficult as possible, it can seem unbearable. Perhaps...
FAQ: When Is A Party Entitled To Maintenance?

FAQ: When Is A Party Entitled To Maintenance?

A divorced party is not automatically entitled to alimony or maintenance. The law acknowledges that marriages are partnerships and even though one party may not have worked at a wage paying job, he or she is presumed to have contributed equally to the marriage in...