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Want to learn more about divorce options in Wisconsin?
The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin provides speakers for clubs, associations and community groups interested in family law and Collaborative Practice in Wisconsin.
Send us an email at info@cflcw.org or call us at 414-358-9266

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.

DIANE L. MADER, JD

THE ROLE OF THE LAWYER, REVISITED

The role of lawyers  in collaborative cases is markedly different than the role of lawyers in traditional divorce representation. Traditional divorce process severs a family and imposes adversarial goals on clients: each lawyer is....read more/leave a comment.

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.
COMMENTS FROM COLLABORATIVE CLIENTS

How Do You Begin?

Take the Collaborative Tour and learn

  • How Collaborative works
  • Why it considers everyone's interests
  • What you need to do next
  • Where to find the right professional to help
SEARCH THE MEMBER DIRECTORY FOR HELP

The following CFLCW Members are official Sponsors of the 2017 CFLCW Annual Meeting and provided extraordinary financial support for this website:

  • Vrakas CPAs + Advisors2017 ANNUAL MEETING EVENT SPONSOR

    Scott J. Wildman, CPA, ABV, CVA

    Vrakas Business Valuations, Inc.- Brookfield, WI
    A past Chair and current member of the Training and Advisory Committees of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Scott joined Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 1986, and serves as the President of Vrakas Business Valuations, Inc. With over 30 years of experience, he has played an integral role in developing Vrakas’s Business Valuation and Litigation Support practice. Scott is responsible for identifying his clients’ needs and researching and analyzing each situation to apply the most appropriate valuation methodology. www.vrakascpas.com  
    (414) 727-8181

  • Sally & David Hanson2017 ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON SPONSOR

    Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR,CDPE,CSS, e-Pro, IHLM, REDS

    Hanson Real Estate - Keller Williams, Milwaukee, WI
    Proudly Serving Southeastern Wisconsin with Prompt Service & Proven Results. 
    Sally & David Hanson were among the very first Affiliate Members of CFLCW and early supporters of the Collaborative Process. They are both nationally Certified Buyers' Agents, Certified Relocation and Senior Specialists. Their sales rank them in the top 5% of the fastest growing real estate brokerage in the country. www.hansonrealestate.net  (414) 525-0563

  • Divorce Financial Solutions2017 ANNUAL MEETING SPONSOR

    Garrick Zielinski, CFP, Grant Zielinski, CDFA, Gerard Zielinski, CDFA

    Divorce Financial Solutions, Milwaukee, WI 
    Divorce Financial Solutions helps divorce clients make well-informed decisions on all financial matters related to divorce. Working in collaboration with attorneys, we develop creative solutions and provide a clear picture of how divorce settlements can work for an entire family.
    www.divfinsolutions.com      (414) 294-4755

  • WFA Asset Management Corporation2017 ANNUAL MEETING SOCIAL HOUR SPONSOR

    Nicholas Enea, MA, CFP, Marilou F. Davido, CPA

    Nick_Full

     WFA Asset Management Corporation, Whitefish Bay, WI
    WFA Asset Management 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. www.wfa-asset.com  (414) 727-8181

VISIT OUR MEMBER DIRECTORY - SEARCH FOR A COLLABORATVE PROFESSIONAL

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

LEARN ABOUT COLLABORATIVE IN OUR VIDEO LIBRARY

Hear from Collaborative Professionals

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

Watch for a new CFLCW Video Page coming soon to this website!

Kathleen M. Baird Dolphin Award Sponsors for 2017

Each year the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin recognizes a person or persons that embody the spirit of Collaborative Practice in Wisconsin. The Kathleen M. Baird Dolphin Award is named after the 5th Chair of CFLCW, Kathleen M. Baird, JD. The individuals and firms identified below have contributed extraordinary financial support in memory of Kathy and to support the Dolphin Award and the information presented on this website. We thank them for their generous donation. Click on any of the green links or images to reach the member's website

  • Christy Brooks, JD2017 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Christy Brooks, JD 

    von Briesen, SC, 411 E.Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Christy Brooks has been a Collaborative Divorce attorney for 15 years. She provides proactive and supportive legal services, solving problems for families in transition while understanding the stress of family disputes and finding effective ways to solve them. She works closely with von Briesen’s other practice areas to anticipate and plan for complications related to business, finance, real estate, tax, employee benefits or estate planning. She provides positive, prompt and compassionate services for divorce, separation, annulment, paternity, custody and related matters. Call 414.287.1232

  • Daniel K. Smith, CDFA2016 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT AND 2017 SPONSOR

    Daniel K. Smith, CDFA, Financial Advisor

    WFA Asset Management Corp., 633 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

    Dan is a financial advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. He joined CFLCW as an Affiliate Member and become a full practitioner member in 2015. Dan is the current Treasurer of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin. www.wfa-asset.com
    (414) 727-8181

  • Catherine La Fleur, JD2017 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Catherine La Fleur, JD

    La Fleur Law Office, S.C., 826 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    Catherine devotes a substantial amount of time to family law as a divorce attorney and as Guardian ad Litem in child custody and placement cases. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, she is volunteer at the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, and Legal Action of Wisconsin in addition to her membership in the Wisconsin Association of Mediators and the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin.
    www.lafleurlawfirm.com   (414) 219-9030

  • Dawn R. Nelson, PsyD2017 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Dawn R. Nelson, Psy.D., M.Div., Clinical Psychologist

    Centre for Human Flourishing, LLC, Third Ward, Milwaukee WI 53202
    The human problem for defensive and reactive behavior is one reason so many negotiations fail when agreement would otherwise make sense.  As a member of a Collaborative team, I work to build relationships that recognize and affirm similarities, distinguish and deal with differences, and seek to facilitate effective, efficient negotiation of agreements that separate people from problems, reconcile interests, and create options that satisfy the aspirations of both parties.
    www.centreforhumanflourishing.com    (414) 331-0952

  • Burbach & Stansbury, S.C.2017 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Carlton D. Stansbury, JD, Kate A. Neugent, JD, Wyatt D. Dittburner, JD, Sarah C. Whiting, JD

    Burbach & Stansbury, S.C.
    10850 W. Park Place Suite 530, Milwaukee, WI 53224
    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. Call us at (414) 359-9100.

  • Pines Bach2017 DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Steven A. Bach, JD, Elisabeth Bach-Van Horn, JD, Elise Clancy Ruoho, JD, Holy Sloya, JD

    Pines Bach
    122 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703
    At Pines Bach, 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. Call 608-807-0752.

FIND A COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONAL

Our Membership Directory allows you to search for a CFLCW member by profession or office location. It is important to remember that most members do not restrict their practice geographically and therefore practice in multiple counties.

BEGIN YOUR SEARCH HERE