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Want to learn more about divorce options in Wisconsin?
Our next webinar is JUNE 9, 2018 10 AM CDT

This webinar is free and open to anyone - click on the button below to register. All information is confidential

2nd Saturday Wisconsin is a public service effort of the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. - email your questions to info@collabwis.org

REGISTER HERE FOR THE JUNE 9, 2018 2ND SATURDAY WISCONSIN WEBINAR

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.

Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin Changes Financial Requirements for Assistance

The Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin has a program to provide free or low cost Collaborative services to Wisconsin families in select counties in southeastern Wisconsin and in the Madison area. Family income, in part, determines eligibility for free or low cost assistance. The Foundation Board of Directors recently increased those financial thresholds. You can see the details on the Collaborative Foundation Website

The COLLAB+BLOG is interested in hearing about what YOU want to know, as well as subjects you might like to see in future Blog posts.  Send the CFLCW News Editor an email at news@cflcw.org

Visit the BLOG Archive page for past columns!

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

READ MORE ABOUT OPTIONS

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 2018 CFLCW Annual Meeting and provided extraordinary financial support for this website:

  • Vrakas CPAs + Advisors2018 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

  • WFA Asset Management Corporation2018 ANNUAL MEETING SOCIAL HOUR SPONSOR

    Nicholas Enea, MA, CFP, Daniel K. Smith, CDFA, 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!

  • 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

  • Steven A. Bach, JD, Elisabeth Bach-Van Horn, JD, Elise Clancy Ruoho, JD, Holly 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.

  • Zimmermann Law Offices2018 DIAMOND/DOLPHIN SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR

    Karen Zimmermann, JD, Nathan Zimmermann, JD, Mari Zimmermann, JD

    Zimmermann Law Offices
    8989 North Port Washington Road, Suite 208, Bayside, WI 53217

    A Family Law Firm for Your Family

    414-352-4400

     

  • Ashley Richter, JD, Megan Phillips, JD

    Richter & Phillips LLP
    121 S. Pinckney Street, Suite 525, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
    Megan Phillips and Ashley Richter are experienced in all facets of family law. Our firm handles cases with compassion, creativity and personal attention. We are respected for our attentiveness to clients and our remarkable results. Please call us at (608) 390-3555 to learn more about using the collaborative process to help your family through a challenging time.

     

  • Marta Meyers, JD, Rhonda Hazen, JD, Jake Frost, JD, Dan Gartzke, JD

    Boardman & Clark, LLP
    1 S. Pinckey Street, Madison, WI
    Our attorneys approach family law matters with compassion and levelheadedness, whether it’s the joys of an adoption, the difficulties of a divorce, or the negotiation of a prenuptial agreement. We offer a range of process options that suit your needs, including Collaborative Divorce, limited scope representation, mediation, and family litigation. Our team approach lets you rest easy, knowing you are in good hands at all times. Call 608-257-9521

Kathleen M. Baird Dolphin Award Sponsors for 2018

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 above 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

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