Kenosha County, Wisconsin Divorce Lawyers
When you hire an attorney you should find out first if they are competent (do they know the law; are they experienced; do they have a good reputation) and second you should ask yourself, could I work with this person over a long period of time.
There are many philosophies on practicing law. Some attorneys want to take the lead and the client follows; some attorneys want only to settle the case and will do almost anything to...
Practicing law since 2012 after graduating from Marquette University.
Admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2012.
Helping families move forward.
In addition to traditional divorce, we offer an alternative called Collaborative Divorce which focuses on helping family members transition in a mutually respectful manner. Ultimately we reach a settlement that upholds the priorities and interests of all family members, but especially...
To Austin, nothing replaces hard work and preparation, and every one of his clients deserves the same level of excellence. His overriding goal is to be a source of stability and strength in some of the stormiest moments in his client's lives. Ultimately, he hopes that...
After fifteen years of practicing law while raising a family, Attorney Monica Walrath understands the busy schedules and demands of everyday life. Walrath Law, LLC is available outside of typical business hours and will accommodate your schedule in order to keep you informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in your case.
Kenosha County Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee & Waukesha Office
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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