As an experienced Madison family law attorney, we provide the caring support and professional legal representation you deserve. Our award-winning law firm has successfully handled over 10,000 cases and can help in ensuring the best possible outcome in different types of family court proceedings. To ensure you are protected, contact our office today.
Our Madison Family Law Attorney Protects Your Rights
Disputes involving family members can be difficult to resolve on your own. Matters impacting money, property, and relationships are emotional and often highly contentious. You may end up facing legal proceedings in the Dane County Family Court. The outcome and any resulting court orders could impact you and those you love for years to come.
To protect your rights, reach out to Karp & Iancu, S.C. Our Madison family law attorneys provide the knowledge and legal expertise you need in the following types of cases:
Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Wisconsin
The breakup of a marriage can be devastating. Even when both parties agree to end the relationship, there are complex legal issues that must be resolved. Our guide on the divorce process in Wisconsin explains common problems and options for resolving them, which include mediation and the collaborative divorce process.
Division of Marital Property and Assets
As the name implies, marital property and assets are anything earned, acquired, or otherwise accumulated during the marriage. This includes homes, cars, household furnishings, shares in businesses, and money in financial accounts. Each state approaches the division of marital property and assets differently. Whereas some follow the rule of equitable property division, dividing everything on a reasonable basis, marital property in Wisconsin is divided evenly. This can create a dilemma, in which one spouse may end up with more or less than what they actually deserve.
Maintenance and Alimony
Living on one income in the aftermath of a divorce is often challenging, particularly if you relied on your spouse for support. If you make considerably less than them or sacrificed your own career for the marriage, you may be entitled to spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony payments.
Child Custody And Visitation
Child custody issues often arise in divorce or between unmarried couples. In the Wisconsin Family Court, the term ‘custody’ generally refers to the right to make legal decisions on the child’s behalf, such as regarding their education or religious upbringing. Placement refers to where they will live and rights regarding visitation. Both are important issues for parents and require having an experienced Madison family law attorney on your side.
Parents have a legal obligation to provide financially for their children. Our Madison family law attorney can guide you in getting the maximum amount of child support and in ensuring payments are promptly made.
If you are an unmarried parent, our Madison family law attorney can guide you through paternity proceedings in Wisconsin. This can entitle you to visitation rights and child support and provides other benefits. It allows access to medical history, entitles your child to benefits their other parent receives, such as through the VA or Social Security, and protects their rights as heirs.
If you have a child custody order in place and eventually decide to move out of the area, you will need the court's permission. Child custody relocation is a serious legal matter and failing to follow proper procedures could impact your parental rights and may even result in criminal charges.
Filing for a legal separation in Wisconsin can help to protect your rights and provides the breathing room you need to determine whether you want to go through with a divorce. It also provides an option for those who are reluctant to get a divorce for different reasons, such as in cases where it is against your religion or would result in a loss of other benefits.
For military members and their families, special rules apply when seeking a divorce or in dealing with other family law issues, such as spousal maintenance and child support. Our Madison family law attorney has the knowledge and experience needed to ensure these types of matters are handled properly.
Other Important Family Law Matters
Our experienced Madison family law attorney handles other important matters that impact people, property, and relationships. Whether seeking legal guidance regarding adoption rights, exploring options in regards to pre and post-marital agreements, making name changes, or other family court issues, you can count on us to ensure you are protected.
How Our Experienced Madison Family Law Attorney Helps You
Protecting clients and ensuring their best interests are protected is the top priority at Karp & Iancu, S.C. Ways in which our Madison family law attorney helps you include:
- Conducting a thorough review of your case;
- Advising you on your rights under the Wisconsin Statutes;
- Addressing potential problems or legal issues likely to arise in your case;
- Drafting and filing the appropriate legal documents on your behalf;
- Appearing by your side in court hearings and negotiating with other attorneys involved on your behalf;
- Making strong, effective legal arguments before the judge in your family court case;
- Making sure that any orders issued through the Dane County Court are enforced.