Milwaukee Family Law Attorneys
When children are involved, and sometimes considerable assets, it can be highly emotional.
Because of this, it is important to choose a lawyer who is compassionate and understanding of your Family or Divorce matter and is strong enough to represent your interests effectively in negotiations and in court.
Our divorce and family law attorneys are caring, compassionate lawyers who will assertively represent your best interests.
How We Can Help You
We can assist you with a broad range of family law issues, including:
- Alimony (maintenance or spousal support)
- Child Abuse
- Child Custody
- Child Neglect
- Child Support
- Child Support Enforcement
- Child Support Arrears
- Collaborative divorce ‘
- Cooperative divorce in Wisconsin
- Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Adoption
- Domestic Partnerships
- Domestic Violence Orders
- Father’s rights
- Family Court Proceedings
- Family Law
- Guardian Ad Litems
- Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Joint Custody
- Juvenile Proceedings
- Legal Separation
- Maintenance – Alimony
- Modification of court orders
- Name Change
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Pro se divorce (representing yourself)
- Property Division
- Restraining Orders
- Shared Placement
- Termination of Parental Rights
Our family law attorneys truly care about our clients, the issues in their case, and achieving their client’s goals. We will listen carefully to your concerns and explain your options so that you can make the best, informed decisions about your case.
For experienced Milwaukee Family Lawyers you can rely on, please contact the Milwaukee divorce and family law attorneys of Halling & Cayo, S.C. For more information about our individual attorneys with Halling & Cayo that focus on Wisconsin Family Law issues, see the attorneys’ personal profiles.
Tips And Advice On Informal Family Law Arrangements
Many people are unaware that informal arrangements about child custody, child support, and spousal support are not enforceable in Wisconsin courts.
If you lose your job and are temporarily unable to make child support payments, for example, your children’s other parent may informally agree to let you suspend support payments temporarily.
However, the State of Wisconsin will not.
You are required to continue making the same payments until you receive a modification in the court-ordered child support; this modification can occur either by a written stipulation and approval by the court, or pursuant to a court order following a hearing. Without a legal modification of support, you will be in arrears on your child support obligation. You will be held responsible for all back child support plus 12 percent interest.
Don’t take chances when your family and your finances are at stake. Consult one of our experienced Milwaukee Family Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. Contact a Divorce and Family Law Attorney at Halling & Cayo, S.C.
Tips And Advice on Representing Yourself
Many people choose to represent themselves in their family law or divorce case, which the court refers to as a pro se party. In that instance, you are your own advocate. There can be many reasons why someone would choose to represent themselves such as both parties agree not to hire lawyers and work it out themselves, not wanting to drag personal issues out into court in a trial, and wanting to keep costs reduced.
We see many individuals that come to us after their case is completed to see if we can fix a mistake that was done before a judgment was entered. Issues such as division of retirement accounts can be complicated. Additionally, statutes govern how parties can change placement or child support after an order has been entered and what grounds need to be met before a change can even be considered. In general, you have many more options, and pursuing these options is often significantly less expensive, if we address the issues fully before judgment is entered rather than trying to fix what has already been done.
We are happy to meet and consult with you so that you know all of your options in advance. Consult with one of our experienced Milwaukee Family Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. Contact a Divorce and Family Law Attorney at Halling & Cayo, S.C.