Walworth County, Wisconsin Family Lawyers
Brodhead, WI 53520
Prior to joining Sterling Law Offices, Attorney Festerling worked as a domestic litigator with the national law firm Cordell & Cordell out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2013 Trisha was nominated...
She listens to her client's individual concerns and explains the law and legal arguments, so they can make an informed decision. Heather challenges clients to question their motives and does not hesitate to keep her clients grounded in reality. This results in practical, cost-effective solutions.
Heather grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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