Divorce Attorneys in Kenosha, WI

1213 55th St., Suite 101
Kenosha, WI 53140

(262) 592-5058
Our practice has been regarded as the family law firm with the best divorce lawyers in Kenosha county.

With Karp & Iancu by your side, divorce doesn’t have to be devastating or complicated. What drives us is the fair, honest & compassionate representation our clients need during a divorce. The result is 10,000+ cases represented and a growing stack of awards.

No one knows Kenosha County & Wisconsin divorce law better.

Local divorce representation you deserve

Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Despite divorce being a common legal process, it’s still complex and highly emotional. Divorce breaks up a family, and as such, ending a marriage should never be taken lightly. It’s an event that you want to think about thoroughly so you don’t have any regrets.

But if you are ready to divorce and move on, the requirements are minimal in Wisconsin. You do not have to prove adultery or any other reason. You just have to show that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” with no chance for reconciliation. Other than that, one spouse has to be a resident of Wisconsin for at least six months. Plus, at least one spouse must have been a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for at least 30 days.

There is a mandatory 120-day waiting period for divorce in Wisconsin, but most divorces take longer than four months to finalize anyway. How long it takes your divorce to finalize depends on the complexity of your case and the ability of you and your spouse to agree on all the major issues in your case.

Divorce is a complicated legal issue that involves property division, alimony, child custody, child support, and more. The Kenosha divorce attorneys from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help you through the process with ease.

The Process

One of the first steps in the divorce process is to gather all relevant paperwork and financial documentation. This includes prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, as well as any written agreements you and your spouse may have created in regards to property division or child custody.

You should also gather information about income and property. You don’t have to do it before filing for divorce, but the sooner the better. You will need documentation such as pay stubs, tax returns, bank statements, balances of any outstanding debts, and any deeds or mortgage information for your home.

You should then contact a lawyer to file for divorce and get the process started. Your attorney will prepare the forms for you and ensure all deadlines are met.

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. An uncontested divorce may cost a couple thousand dollars. A contested one could cost $3,000, $10,000, or even more. In fact, the average cost of a divorce in the United States is roughly $15,000. In a high asset divorce, the cost could rise to $100,000 or more.

There are many things that can impact the cost of a divorce. A lot of it has to do with things you can control, such as honesty, cooperation, and attitude. Truthfulness with your lawyer can save time and money. By listening to your lawyer and doing what they ask of you, you can save on costs. Being cooperative and flexible with the court system moves your case along quickly.

Also, how you act toward your spouse can be a huge deal. Negotiating and being patient can work wonders. Being combative and full of revenge toward your spouse only makes matters worse. It delays the process and raises the costs substantially since you have to go to court and have a judge decide on these matters. Mediation is much cheaper.

However, there is only so much you can do. If your spouse cannot cooperate with you, then there’s not much you can do. A person who is dishonest or manipulative will only escalate the divorce process, causing you to incur additional fees.

Also, the types of experts needed for your case will also determine the costs. Your judge may need third-party witnesses and experts if your case is especially complex. Business valuators, family therapists, and forensic accountants may create additional costs or delays.

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer

Some people try to save money by forgoing the assistance of a lawyer. While the DIY approach may be OK for a simple divorce, there are some benefits to having an experienced divorce attorney on your side. Here are some reasons to consider:

  • During a divorce, it is nice to have someone by your side to support you, especially when things go wrong. An experienced lawyer has been through the process hundreds of times and can take control of the situation.
  • The courts will not be able to help protect your legal rights. Judges cannot give you legal advice.
  • Your spouse’s attorney will not be able to help you either. They are an advocate for your spouse only and cannot represent you as well, since that would be a conflict of interest.
  • Your spouse’s attorney may try to convince you to accept an unfair settlement that benefits your spouse only.
  • A divorce is a lawsuit and someone who has little legal background is bound to make mistakes and jeopardize their rights.
  • People who try to handle their divorces on their own often make things worse. In many cases, they end up having to hire an attorney anyway, resulting in higher costs and delays.

The bottom line is that a divorce is one of the hardest things you will go through in your life. Why not get the best help possible from someone who is skilled, trained, and experienced in the divorce process? See how the Kenosha divorce attorneys from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help.

When you partner with a divorce attorney at Karp & Iancu, you get:

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Partnership

A strategic partner focused on results

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Communication

Fast, insightful & transparent communication

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Representation

Complete, fair & empathetic representation

Here’s What Past Clients Are Saying About Us

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Charles – in Kenosha

“Navigating the process of a divorce is a daunting challenge as most people have never been in this type of life-changing situation. Fortunately for me I had Kathryn Potratz assigned to my case. From the beginning she was extremely organized and did an excellent job laying out a road map showing how the process was going to work and what each step entailed.”

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Jeffrey – in Kenosha

“Maura Falk was able to get my ex to settle for an amount of back-due alimony that was almost half what I could reasonably expect a judge would order. Ms. Falk was very professional, easy to work with, and wasted no time in getting to settlement. This also saved me money by avoiding court appeance and other costs. She was a great one to have working on my side!”

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Leslie – in Kenosha

“David Iancu was an excellent mediator during my divorce. He made a very difficult and scary situation comfortable and as painless as possible. He let us know what to expect and offered options that we both felt comfortable with and could agree on. I will be forever grateful to him! Thank you again David!”

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Kenosha Divorce Attorneys
About Our Kenosha Law Firm

Kenosha’s team of Karp & Iancu divorce attorneys prioritize responsive and clear communication above everything else.

Our firm’s guiding principle is to empathize with our clients while achieving their most desirable courtroom outcomes.

Our divorce attorneys are ready to help & nearby

Wisconsin's family court system is complex and inefficient; that's why we've spent over 30 years developing ways to make it easier on you. Karp & Iancu's attorneys at our Kenosha office specialize in all facets of divorce and family law, including:

Property & Assets

When you’re facing a division of marital property, it can be tough to ensure you’ll get a fair share of the assets. We’ll work with you to determine what is and is not part of the marital estate and will help you claim what is rightfully yours.

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Child Custody & Visitation

Learn whether sole custody or joint custody is best for your children and find a visitation schedule that will work for your family.

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Child Support

When you’re a parent going through a divorce, your first concern is likely your children. Our lawyers are experts in guiding clients through the options available. We understand your top priority is making sure your children are taken care of.

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Divorce

Divorce is difficult & exhausting, but it's not devastating or complicated with the right attorneys on your side.

Our Approach to Divorce

Family Law

Explore all of our divorce packages; each is designed to address your specific legal needs.

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Alimony & Maintenance

Marriage isn’t always equal—and neither is divorce. You may have made unequal caretaking or financial contributions to the family. We will help you fight to make sure those contributions are acknowledged and compensated.

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Paternity

Whether paternity is established by acknowledgement or only after genetic tests, we are here to help you through the process from start to finish.

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Legal Separation

An alternative to divorce that still allows you to define your rights to your children and finances while claiming your independence.

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Military Divorce

We've been helping clients navigate the complex Wisconsin military divorce laws for decades.

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Contact Us Today

Divorce is a highly emotional and contentious issue. In many cases, it can be a long, costly, drawn-out battle that can lead to high levels of stress for all involved.

Don’t handle your divorce on your own. There are a lot of factors involved and it can be highly complicated—even if you were married for just a short time. The Kenosha divorce attorneys from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can provide you with the help you need if you are struggling to understand the divorce process. We’ll work hard to handle your case quickly, efficiently, and fairly. Go online to schedule a consultation or call our office at (414) 453-0800.

FAQs About Our Kenosha Location

How do I get to Karp & Iancu's Kenosha Office?

From I94, turn onto 52nd St.

Karp & Iancu Kenosha can be easily accessed through public transportation using the bus stop located on the corner of 56th St and 13th Ave.
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When I get there, where do I park?

Parking is free and easy. There is a large parking lot for the building that exists right off of 55th St.