Milwaukee Divorce Attorney Firm Overview
Divorce Lawyers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attorneys who claim that there are no winners in divorce may have never handled a contentious, bitter battle over the end of a marriage. At John T. Fields & Associates, we do not start fights, nor do we aggravate an uncontested situation. However, when there is no other option we are in it to win it.
Family law is a complicated area of the law, and the consequences of a family law dispute will affect your life for years to come. Our Milwaukee divorce attorney will fight like a pit bull to protect you, your family, and your rights Contact our Milwaukee Family Law Firm at 262-782-8322.
With over 25 years experience in the field, we can get the results you need. Divorces may be resolved through mediation or collaboration, however, many divorces require aggressive representation. While our Milwaukee divorce lawyers can effectively negotiate settlements, our strength is battling highly contested, adversarial cases.
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During divorce numerous decisions affecting your future are made. An experienced advocate on your side will help you make the right decisions and be there for you when you have questions. Our Waukesha Divorce attorneys have the experience to represent clients in uncontested divorces and in the most complex divorce cases.
Legal separation is an alternative to divorce when religious or financial considerations do not allow divorce. On occasion, a couple recognizes the need to separate but is not ready to completely end their marriage. Legal separation allows a couple to reconcile later or, may be converted to divorce.
Annulment is usually sought by one party shortly after a marriage, though various types of fraud make legal annulment possible after years of marriage and children. There are requirements that must be met for a legal annulment. If criteria are met and an annulment is granted, it is as if the marriage never occurred.
Child custody decisions are always made in the best interests of the children. The best interest of children usually includes involvement with both parents. Knowledgeable Waukesha divorce attorney representation is advisable in a child custody dispute to ensure the well being of your children.
Child support is determined by state guidelines and courts may deviate from these guidelines only when they are proven to be unfair to one party for specific reasons. After divorce, if your situation changes substantially, you may petition the court to modify a child support order.
Shared custody is increasingly viewed as in the best interests of children. Provisions not included in a divorce decree are unenforceable. Rely on our Milwaukee divorce lawyers to assure that you have a workable agreement that serves the best interests of your children and is enforceable.
Modification of custody agreements is enforceable only when ordered by the courts. To protect the best interests and safety of your children, changes in custody agreements should be negotiated and recorded in court. If you are concerned about the well being of your children due to changes in their living situation, contact our Milwaukee divorce lawyers.
Alimony or maintenance is financial support from one spouse to the other in divorce. Courts have no set formula to follow in awarding maintenance and consider many factors when determining whether to award maintenance, the amount of the maintenance and for how long the maintenance will be paid. Maintenance is usually temporary and is separate from child support.
It is important to make sure all assets and all debts are accounted for when dividing property in divorce. Assets or property can take many forms including future pension rights of one spouse. In Wisconsin, the intent of the courts is to divide marital property 50/50 in a divorce.
Retirement savings accounts are subject to division during a divorce as part of property division. Federal law and individual account rules can affect the amount each party receives in divorce.
Like 401(k) accounts, pension rights are often split during divorce. Some pensions are not subject to division, in which case the other spouse may receive a larger share of other assets to offset the pension rights. John T Fields has over 25 years of experience in simple and complex pension division.
When there are substantial assets to be divided during divorce it is important to ensure all assets are considered. Complex issues arise when there are business interests, investments, multiple homes and retirement accounts to consider. Our divorce attorneys have the expertise to evaluate and resolve these issues fairly.
During divorce, grandparent rights can be overlooked or intentionally ignored. If your relationship with your grandchildren has been harmed during their parents’ divorce and the parents do not allow you to see your grandchildren, contact our Milwaukee divorce lawyers.
Your relationship with your children should not suffer as a result of divorce. Your children benefit from having you in their life and the best time to establish your rights as a father is at the beginning of the divorce process.
Post divorce issues include the need for adjustment of prior court orders and the enforcement of court orders that one party is not honoring. Children and money are the most common reasons parties return to court after divorce.
Physical violence or the threat of physical violence entitles a party to protection from the courts. Even one instance of domestic violence is too much and your safety and the safety of your children must be vigorously protected.
Convenient Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer Consultations
We recognize the time constraints of our clients during regular business hours. With that in mind, we offer weekend and evening Milwaukee divorce attorney consultations by appointment. Our Wisconsin family law main office is located near Brookfield Square shopping center, just two minutes off the I-94 Interstate. If necessary, your Wisconsin divorce lawyer will come to your house to meet with you.
Contact Wisconsin Family Law and Waukesha Divorce Attorneys
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Milwaukee lawyer regarding a divorce action or special circumstances that involve an annulment or legal separation, please contact our Milwaukee divorce lawyers. Our Milwaukee divorce lawyers are aggressive attorneys in family law matters in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.