Divorce Attorneys in Madison, WI

811 E. Washington Ave., Suite 418
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 470-6257
Milwaukee Divorce Attorneys
Madison needed a family law firm like us.

With Karp & Iancu on 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+ Wisconsin cases represented and a growing stack of awards.
No one knows Dane County & Wisconsin divorce law better.

Local divorce representation you deserve

The breakup of a marriage can be one of the most challenging times in your life. Even when it is for the best, it can have negative impacts years after. You can count on Karp & Iancu, S.C. family law attorneys to provide caring support and trusted legal representation, successfully guiding you through Wisconsin divorce proceedings.

With experience successfully representing clients in over 10,000 cases, our Madison divorce attorneys act as a strong legal ally on your side. We are dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome and the maximum amount you are entitled to in a divorce order or settlement.

Common Types of Cases Our Madison Divorce Attorney Represents

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), more than 15,000 couples throughout the state file for divorce each year. Marriage can end for a variety of reasons and often have major impacts on both parties in the aftermath. To ensure you are protected, get Karp & Iancu, S.C. on your side.

Our Madison divorce attorney has the legal skill needed to guide you through the process and ensure your best interests are protected. Check out our guide on filing for divorce in Wisconsin, which provides all the latest and most relevant information. In it, you will find in depth descriptions on the common types of divorce cases we handle. These include:

  • Uncontested divorce: This is when both parties agree to getting a divorce and the terms surrounding the end of the marriage.
  • DIY divorce: In an uncontested divorce, where there are no serious issues that need to be resolved between the parties, you may opt to perform most tasks on your own, with our Madison divorce attorney providing limited guidance and access to the appropriate forms.
  • Contested divorce: In this type of divorce, one of the parties is opposed to the breakup, refuses to cooperate in the process, or disputes the terms involved.
  • Mediated divorce: By guiding you and your spouse in reaching mutual agreements on important issues, this option can save you time and money in court costs and attorneys fees.
  • Collaborative divorce: This is another option that involves divorce negotiations, this time between you, your spouse, and both of your attorneys. It protects your privacy by allowing you to reach a settlement without airing disputes or personal information in court.

Important issues When Getting A Divorce In Madison, Wisconsin

In any divorce, there are certain issues under the Wisconsin Statutes that must be resolved before a final court order can be granted. At Karp & Iancu, S.C., our Madison divorce attorney identifies those relevant in your case and advises you on how state laws apply. It is our job to make sure your parental rights are protected.

If you feel the divorce judgment is unfavorable and would like to appeal you can also reach out to us for help. If you signed a prenuptial agreement and want to make sure that it is followed, give us a call. Sometimes a restraining order is required for the safety of you and your children. We can help make sure that order is enforced and everything is recorded to aid in the divorce process.

Division of Marital Property and Assets

In Wisconsin, marital property is divided evenly between the spouses. It includes:

  • Homes, land, and rental or vacation properties;
  • Cars, boats, and other recreational vehicles;
  • Household furnishings, artwork or antiques;
  • Personal belongings and collectibles;
  • Stocks and shares in businesses;
  • Pension benefits and money in bank accounts.

Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

Spousal support during Wisconsin divorce proceedings and ongoing alimony payments in the aftermath help you maintain your marital standard of living while adjusting to living on a reduced income. You may be entitled to these payments in the following situations:

  • If you make significantly less than your spouse;
  • If you sacrificed your own career or education for the sake of the marriage;
  • When it is used to offset marital property division, such as receiving payments in exchange for your share of the family home;
  • If your spouse squandered assets.

If there is any question of paternity make sure you ask the skilled attorneys at Karp & Iancu, S.C. how to proceed.

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

Child custody in Wisconsin refers to the right to make legal decisions on your child’s behalf regarding important matters, such as schooling, medical care, religious upbringing and even relocation. Physical placement refers to the amount of time they spend in your home and rights regarding visitation. Factors a judge will consider in determining these arrangements include:

  • The role each parent plays in the child’s life;
  • Their ability to provide the nurturing and support the child needs;
  • Their willingness to cooperate with each other in implementing a parenting plan;
  • Issues such as accusations of domestic violence or alcohol abuse, which could put the child at risk.

Once placement is determined, the court will consider the income of both parents in determining the amount of child support that should be paid.

How Much Does A Divorce In Madison Cost?

At Karp & Iancu, S.C., we know that going through a divorce can cause serious financial difficulties. As experienced Madison divorce attorneys, we believe in being upfront in regards to how much a divorce costs in Wisconsin and aim at keeping our fees reasonable.

In any divorce case, there are standard court costs associated with filing a divorce petition and other relevant legal documents through the Dane County Family Court. This is in addition to attorney fees. The total amount you pay will depend on the type of divorce you are filing and the amount of time it takes in resolving differences. Generally, prices start at $599 for a DIY divorce and go up to $2,999 or more in more contested cases, depending on the time and effort required.

Contact our office to discuss the financial details in your particular situation and the various options we offer in regards to types of divorce and prices. You can count on us to provide excellent service and to help you get the best possible results in your case, while doing everything we can to keep your costs low.

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



A strategic partner focused on results



Fast, insightful & transparent communication



Complete, fair & empathetic representation

Here’s What Past Clients Are Saying About Us

Bryan – in Madison

“Was very pleased to have Lisa Martin represent me in family law. She has the experience and the knowledge to guide throughout and made me feel extremely comfortable.”

Lauren – in Madison

“I had Kathryn Potratz filled in for my attorney on my first court date for a motion. As I was very nervous & became concerned without having my hired attorney there. Kathryn did an incredible job as my defensive. I could tell she truly studied my case. She knew exactly how to answer & ask important questions. She was very professional & confident which made all my doubts go away. I recommend her for all Family Court Actions, she was incredible to have.”

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About Our Madison Law Firm

The seasoned team of divorce lawyers in Madison are fierce in their conviction to listen, understand, assess and take action on family law issues that matter most to you and your loved ones.

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 in Madison specialize in all facets of divorce and family law, including:


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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Child Relocation

Do you have questions about where you can relocate your children in the state of Wisconsin? We can help you understand the laws surrounding relocating a child.

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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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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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Divorce Mediation

Let's settle it. No lawyers needed.

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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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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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Military Divorce

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

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Request A Consultation With Our Madison Divorce Attorney Today

Going through a divorce is never easy. At Karp & Iancu, S.C., we provide the caring support you deserve while working to resolve your case in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

For help in getting the maximum amount you are entitled to in a settlement or final divorce order, get our award-winning Madison divorce attorney on your side. Serving clients throughout the Badger State, give us a call at (414) 453-0800 or contact our office online today to request a consultation.

FAQs About Our Madison Location

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

You’ll find our Madison office directly across the street from Festival Foods just south of U.S. Route 151 near The Sylvee.

Karp & Iancu Madison can be easily accessed through public transportation by using the bus stop located on the corner of E Washington & S Livingston (EB) or the bus stop located on corner of E Washington & N Livingston (WB).
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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 South Livingston road and non-metered street parking directly outside of the office building on South Livingston road.

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