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DIVORCE WITH DIGNITY, RESPECT, AND PRIVACY

Divorce is not easy. But how you choose to divorce can have a tremendous effect upon your future and the well-being of your children.

Divorce in Wisconsin

The 4 ways to divorce in Wisconsin:

Pro Se - which means "do-it yourself"
Mediation - using a neutral 3rd party
Litigation - you "go to court"
Collaborative - you control the process

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Why Collaborative?

In four powerful words - You are in charge.

  • You control the process and pace
  • Your Team creates workable solutions
  • The process is private, not public
  • The outcome is unique to your family.
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  • Understand how Collaborative considers everyone's interests together
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Nov. 11, 2016
Today's Contributor

Josie Cusma, LCSW
Brookfield, WI

Josie Cusma, LCSW

Josie Cusma, LCSW




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Commentary, Opinion and News about Family Law 

What is a "Good" Parenting Plan?

Working as a child specialist, divorce coach, and mediator both in and out of the Collaborative process for the last 15 years, I have seen a LOT of parenting plans. During this time, I have come to feel more strongly about the importance of the flexibility in parenting plans. It is vital that parents realize that the parenting plan will need to be adjusted as children get older and parent circumstances change. While some might find that frustrating, I feel that openness to adjusting the plan is the beauty of the parenting plan creation process.

This brings me to....Read More/Leave a Comment

Nancy Cannon, Psy.D (retired) - Divorce Coach and Child Specialist
Past Chair, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
7 minutes - The Value of the Collaborative Process

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Our YouTube channel contains a number of videos outlining the role of Collaborative Practice team members, your responsibilities as a client, and why attorneys, financial neutrals, divorce coaches, child specialists and affiliate members are so critical to the process

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  • Pines Bach, LLP2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

    Attorneys Steve Bach, Holly Slota, Elise Clancy Ruoho and Elisabeth S. Bach-Van Horn

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    At Pines Bach LLP, our family law group understands the financial and emotional impact divorce, child custody and other family law matters can have on people's lives. We listen to your goals and needs to craft strategic solutions that are right for you and in the best interest of your family.

  • D’Angelo & Jones2016 ANNUAL MEETING - PROGRAM SPONSOR

    Attorneys Christine D'Angelo, Andrea Lau and ReAnna Grabow

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    At D’Angelo & Jones, we represent men and women throughout southeastern Wisconsin in a wide variety of matters related to divorce and family law. You can rely on our firm for effective and dedicated service to your needs. 

  • Burbach & Stansbury, S.C.2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

    Attorneys Sarah Whiting, Kate Neugent, Wyatt Dittburner, and Carlton Stansbury

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    Your family is unlike any other. And when you're involved in a family law matter, you need representation by people who treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect. That's what you find at Burbach & Stansbury S.C.

  • Diane S. Diel, S.C.2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

    diane Attorneys Diane S. Diel and Renee Ruffin Nawrocki

    It is the mission of Diane S. Diel, S.C. to provide the legal advice, insight and pragmatic problem solving tools to make divorce and relationship transitions less painful, and with dignity and respect.

  • von Briesen & Roper, S.C.2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

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    At von Briesen & Roper, S.C., we believe that a shared understanding of and commitment to our beliefs and values will create a supportive, caring environment while we achieve our vision.

  • Vrakas CPAs+Advisors2016 ANNUAL MEETING EVENT SPONSOR

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    Scott Wildman, serves as the shareholder-in-charge of Vrakas Business Valuations, Inc. He has assisted clients and created property division and support options for numerous collaborative and traditional marital dissolution cases. Scott is a past Chair of the Collaborative Family Law Council of WI.
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  • Keller Williams Realty – David & Sally Hanson2016 ANNUAL MEETING - LUNCHEON SPONSOR

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    We are the only Realtors in Wisconsin certified as Real Estate Divorce Specialists, which is advanced training in divorce related transactions. With over 200 divorcing and post divorce transactions, we assist divorced spouses in the purchase of their next home as well. Recommended by lawyers and appointed by judges in nine counties throughout southeastern Wisconsin, we are honored to be at your service for all things real estate. Contact: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net

  • WFA Asset Management Corporation2016 ANNUAL MEETING SOCIAL HOUR SPONSOR

    Nicholas Enea, MA, CFP, Timothy M. Piasecki, CFP, Marilou F. Davido, CPA

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    WFA Asset Management Corporation is a full service investment and financial advisory firm that staffs investment advisors, tax advisors and Certified Financial Planners, all of whom are committed to providing the highest quality financial services to meet our client's expectations.

  • Boardman & Clark LLP2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

    Attorneys Dan Gartzke, Jacob Frost, Marta Meyers and Rhonda Hazen

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  • Zimmermann Law Offices2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

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    It is our goal to get our clients through the process of divorce in a manner that is most conducive to their emotional and financial health and minimize the trauma of the process on their family. Zimmermann Law Offices - A Family Law Firm....For Your Family

  • Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.2016 ANNUAL MEETING - KATHLEEN M. BAIRD DOLPHIN AWARD SPONSOR

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    Attorneys Susan Hansen  and Greg Hildebrand
    We understand that your family matters most. Choosing a family lawyer is one of the most important decisions you can make. At Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C., we are aware of the financial and emotional expense of divorce. Let us represent you in family law matters with the highest level of care and expertise.

  • Divorce Financial Solutions2016 ANNUAL MEETING EVENT SPONSOR

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    Divorce Financial Solutions
    provides divorce financial services and resources to clarify how settlements can work for an entire family. We help
    people in divorce make well-informed decisions about their financial futures.

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