Brookfield & Waukesha Divorce Lawyers
Serving clients throughout Waukesha County : Ozaukee County : Washington County : Walworth County : Racine County : Kenosha County
Our family law attorneys, 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 divorce representation for clients in Waukesha & Brookfield family court and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin courthouses for over 30 years. If you have any questions regarding the information provided, or other family law or divorce questions, please contact one of our divorce lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation.
Whether you are seeking a divorce, or your spouse has filed for divorce, you want a 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 uncontested divorce and complex divorce litigation, collaborative law and cooperative divorce. Contact one of our experienced family law lawyers today for a free confidential consultation; put an experienced divorce attorney with a proven track record of success on your side. Decades of Experience and knowledge does matter.
Divorce – A General 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.
Frequently Asked Divorce Questions
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.
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.
Uncontested and Collaborative Divorce in Wisconsin
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 as well. If possible, the best approach to divorce is from the uncontested or collaborative perspective; this can spare you and your family the time, money and additional stress that can result from litigation. An experienced Wisconsin family law attorney can help you decide objectively which approach is in your best interests.