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Controlling Wisconsin Attorneys Fees

Wisconsin attorneys fees depend on the complexity of the case, the legal issues, the attorneys involved, and the personalities and needs of the parties.  In previous posts, I have written about steps that you, as a client, can take to decrease your attorney fees.  However, as your family law attorney, I also strive to ensure […]

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How can I lower my Wisconsin legal fees for family law?

Clients seeks the help of a family attorney when they are facing difficult and emotional concerns for themselves or their children.  Certain complex legal issues can no doubt become expensive. However, as a client, there are some actions you can take to minimize your legal fees for family law. 1.       Request copies of documents via email, to cut […]

Do I need a Dane County family lawyer to help with my case?

Retaining a Dane County family lawyer is not required, but it is highly recommended.  Wisconsin’s family court rules are contained in statutes, administrative rules, local Dane County rules, and case law.   Add to this the various unwritten rules and customs that are expected to be followed, and the process often becomes overwhelming for an unrepresented party. The […]

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Reasonable attorney fees in Wisconsin

For family lawyers and clients, ensuring reasonable attorney fees can  be a challenge.  One reason may be the issues faced by young lawyers, and frankly, lawyers in general.  The Wisconsin State Bar completed a report http://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/InsideTrack/Pages/Article.aspx?Volume=5&Issue=24&ArticleID=11251 demonstrating some of those challenges, which include sky-high debt, lack of employment, underemployment, low pay, and lack of practical skills and training.  […]

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Can I make my spouse pay for my Wisconsin divorce lawyer?

Yes,  but it is not guaranteed in a Wisconsin divorce.   Wisconsin law allows a judge to order one spouse to assist in paying the other’s attorney’s fees in family cases (divorce, child support, paternity, etc.).   This usually happens in one of three instances:  (1) when one spouse has access to greater assets or income than the other; (2) […]

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