Family Law Information

At Jane Probst Law Offices, we believe an informed family law client is a good family law client. The more information a client possesses, then the better position a client is in to make an informed and meaningful decision. In an effort to further educate our clients regarding divorce laws, we are providing the information below. We have been providing family law legal representation for clients throughout the Waukesha-Milwaukee area for over 20 years. If you have any questions regarding the information provided, or other family law or divorce questions, please contact one of our Waukesha divorce lawyers today for a free confidential consultation.

Whether you are seeking a divorce, or your spouse has filed for divorce, you want a Waukesha divorce lawyer who understands you, your position, the law and the legal process and who will aggressively fight to protect your rights. We are experienced in divorce litigation, collaborative law and cooperative divorce. Contact one of our experienced Waukesha divorce lawyers today for a free confidential consultation; put an experienced divorce attorney with a proven track record on your side. Experience matters.

Divorce – An Overview

Contemplating divorce is difficult. Whether or not you are sure you want to end your marriage, it helps to learn the basics of divorce law. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

A divorce is a judicial decree by which a valid marriage is dissolved. From a legal standpoint, the divorce process will divide the couple’s assets and debts; determine the future care and custody of their children; and give each person the legal right to marry someone else.

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Questions to Ask During Divorce

Whether to end your marriage is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever encounter. While this is an emotional matter, it is important to approach certain aspects of it with an analytical perspective. This is a decision that should take into account numerous issues. Once you review the following list of questions, you may reconsider your goals — or you may be better prepared to move forward while working with an attorney. Contact an experienced family law attorney to help you along the journey.

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Dealing with Divorce

For some, divorce may feel like a liberating new beginning. For most, however, it is not so straightforward. The end of a relationship as important as a marriage brings numerous difficult emotions. Indeed, recovering from a divorce is similar to the grieving process one experiences when a loved one dies. The process typically consists of five stages: shock and denial; anger; ambivalence; depression; and recovery. Not everyone experiences these emotions in the same way or in the same order. You may move in and out of a phase more than once, even experiencing more than one phase at a time. It is a difficult and time-consuming process. Family counselors advise that it may take as long as one or two years to truly recover.

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An Amicable Divorce

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences you will ever face. The decision to end a marriage is not an easy one, and often it is accompanied by anger, fear and resentment. The negative emotions associated with divorce are responsible for more than hurt feelings; they affect the legal process and its outcome. Most importantly, if children are involved, they can be deeply distressed. It is in your family’s interest to approach divorce from an amicable perspective; this can spare you a great deal of time, money and heartache. An experienced family law attorney can help you deal with your situation clearly and objectively.

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