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Family Law

Wisconsin Family Lawyers Provide Effective Guidance

Skillful advocates advise clients

When you’re involved in a family law dispute, it is not enough to focus purely on the legal result. How you handle these matters will have a lasting effect on your personal and financial well-being. With offices in Madison and Jefferson, Your Family Law Center represents clients throughout the state in a supportive, professional manner. In divorce cases, custody disputes and other types of domestic litigation, we diligently protect your rights while easing your burden at every stage of the process. With 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys have seen how family crises affect children. Accordingly, we take special care to safeguard clients interests so that they can move past their difficulties caused by their case. We help our clients stay focused on the children’s best interest.

Dedicated attorneys provide comprehensive divorce support

Whether the breakup of your marriage is amicable or bitter, we will give you the knowledge and guidance you need to understand key divorce issues, such as:

  • Grounds — Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, so every marriage is dissolved based on a finding that the union is irretrievably broken. Traditional grounds such as adultery or abandonment are not used.
  • Property division — State courts favor property division arrangements where each spouse receives an equal share of the couple’s assets and debts. However, in certain instances, factors such as the length of the marriage or each party’s relative earning ability are considered to determine if a 50-50 split is actually a fair result. We closely examine the circumstances of every case to help our clients obtain an equitable resolution.
  • Maintenance — Often, one spouse makes their contribution to the household by earning income while the other takes care of children and the home. During a divorce, courts review a variety of factors to determine if maintenance payments are necessary to maintain the standard of living of the spouse who didn’t work or earned significantly less. Sometimes known as alimony or spousal support, maintenance awards are based on the duration of the marriage and other factors. Our firm strongly advocates for clients in these often-contentious matters, whether representing the client paying or receiving support.

Our personalized approach to each case allows us to develop a strategy tailored to your specific situation and objectives.

Family lawyers guide clients through child support, custody and placement issues

Child custody, placement and support matters must be the highest priority for divorcing couples with minor children. That’s why we take the time to understand how your divorce will affect your child’s physical, emotional, educational and social well-being. In most cases, parents are able to share legal custody so that they both maintain authority over key decisions affecting their child. For placement questions, we seek to reach a mutually acceptable agreement whenever possible that includes a fair visitation schedule. Our firm also advocates for the establishment of fair child support rates and the enforcement and modification of existing orders when necessary.

Seasoned advisers create fair prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Protecting legal rights and personal assets isn’t likely to be foremost in the minds of engaged or newly married couples. However, some advance planning and skilled guidance can help you avoid serious conflict and cost in the event your marriage does not last. Our firm offers effective legal assistance to clients who are looking to establish prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. These arrangements allow both parties to gain a complete understanding of each side’s rights if a divorce occurs.

Experienced lawyers guide clients through the adoption process

Bringing a new child into your home is a joyous experience, but the complex adoption process can test even the most devoted prospective parents. From the start, we can explain the various aspects of domestic and international adoption, including the fitness evaluation and home study. Our meticulous attorneys make sure that all documentation is complete and accurate to minimize the possibility of unexpected hurdles.

Contact an accomplished Wisconsin family law attorney to make an appointment

Your Family Law Center represents Wisconsin clients in divorces, custody disputes and other domestic matters. To schedule a consultation in our Madison or Jefferson office, call us at 608-504-2448 or contact us online.

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