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The information on this website and the support necessary to maintain it is made possible by all of the members of CFLCW, and the extraordinary financial contributions of the CFLCW members listed here - you can visit their websites by clicking on the logos below:

Divorce Financial Solutions
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Brookfield, WI 53005

WFA Asset Management Corp.
Whitefish Bay, WI 5321

Affiliate Members Sally & David Hanson
Keller Williams Realty
New Berlin, WI 53151

Cullen Weston Pines & Bach
Madison, WI 53703

Diane S. Diel, SC
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Law Offices of Karen Goldman Zimmermann
Bayside, WI 53217

Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Burbach & Stansbury

Milwaukee, WI

Christy Brooks, JD
Milwaukee, WI

Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison, WI

Daniel K. Smith
Waddell & Reed

D'Angelo & Jones, LLP
Waukesha, WI 53188

Cornerstone Counseling
Cornerstone Counseling

Janice Wexler, JD

Hebl, Hebl & Ripp, LLP

First Federal - Anne Brannon

Jim Cotterone, Jr & Charles Albrecht

This web site is for for Wisconsin couples and families to learn about collaborative law and help you find the appropriate professionals for your situation.

See NEWS FOR YOU below with dates & times of free educational sessions about divorce options in Wisconsin via the Second Saturday Wisconsin program. The next session will be on Saturday, June 13 at Globe University East in Madison.


The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW) is a not-for-profit association of attorneys, financial experts, divorce coaches and child specialists trained in the Collaborative Divorce. Read About who we are.

There are very important differences between the Collaborative Process and traditional litigation. Throughout this website you can view brief videos about those differences, how the Collaborative Process works, and the professionals that practice Collaborative.

Carlton Stansbury, JD discusses the Collaborative Team approach and the special value of the Divorce Coach in the process:

Here are 5 recommended steps to follow to learn more about the Collaborative Process:

  1. Learn about what "collaborative divorce" is all about - Beginning in the green menu bar above is a link called "Learn About Collaborative." That is the first page of a self-directed Tour of Collaborative; it provides an overview of the process and what you can expect.

  2. Talk to a collaborative professional - You can search for an attorney or a coach on this website at our Search for a Professional page.

  3. Introduce the Collaborative approach with your spouse or partner. This is a voluntary process. It is important for both of you to agree that Collaborative is the best process for you to use to get through your divorce.

  4. Put together Your Team. Once you and your partner have agreed to use the Collaborative process, you will each retain your attorney and meet with him or her prior to a first joint meeting.

  5. Schedule a First Joint Meeting. At the first joint meeting you will sign the Collaborative Participation Agreement, identify your major goals and concerns, and plan the next steps of your process.

You are encouraged to read through the detailed description of collaborative practice on this website. We also have a detailed Frequently Asked Questions.



Public education sessions about divorce options

For information about divorce options in Wisconsin and the Collaborative approach, CFLCW sponsors monthly educational sessions in a program called 2nd Saturday Wisconsin.

May 9 - Mount Mary University
2900 North Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee
Lower Level, Bergstrom Hall -Alumnae Conference Center

June 13th - Globe University - Madison East
4901 Eastpark Blvd., Madison

Military Families

CFLCW also has members available to work with military families facing family law and related issues - see our listing of volunteers.


You can search for a CFLCW Professional here in 2 ways - by Member type and county or the all new Google Maps Page. Note the Goggle Maps page is in development and may not be available in the overnight hours.



Additional financial support for this website has been provided by the following CFLCW Members:

Stone-Hecht Wealth Management - Carol Hecht, CPA
Collaborative Divorce Community - Middleton, WI
Karen Julian Law - Karen Julian, JD
Jacobson Legal Group, SC - Karyn Gimbel Youso, JD & Holly Mullin, JD
Inlanta Mortgage - Kevin R. Evanoff
UBS Financial Services, Inc. - Lynn M. Magner
Becker, Hickey & Poster, SC - Margaret Hickey, JD
Boebel Valuation & Tax, LLC - Mark Boebel, CPA


Useful links information and additional resources

Wisconsin Association of Mediators
Wisconsin Chapter - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Wisconsin Inter- Professional Committee on Divorce - WIPCOD
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
IACP books and videos



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