Divorce Lawyers in Waukesha, WI

N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Suite 350
Waukesha, WI 53188

(262) 226-4323
Waukesha Divorce Attorneys
The Waukesha county practice is comprised of specialized family law attorneys you can trust.

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 Waukesha County & Wisconsin divorce law better.

Local divorce representation you deserve

Divorce is a highly emotional event that nobody wants to go through. A divorce affects many aspects of a person’s life, from finances to assets to child rearing. The effects can be long-lasting.

A divorce can be handled the right way or it can be handled poorly, causing delays and increased expenses. Divorce mediation and coming to an agreement peacefully is one of the best and quickest ways to obtain a divorce.There’s often a lot at stake in a divorce, especially if you have been married for a long time and have children or significant assets.

When you choose the Waukesha divorce attorneys from Karp & Iancu, S.C., you get experience and skill. With the right family law attorney on your side, you can get a favorable outcome. Don’t leave money on the table or lose out on your rights.

Property Division

Property division is often a contentious issue in a divorce, especially when there are significant assets involved. Under Wisconsin law, a couple’s marital property, including retirement plans and pension plans, are subject to a 50/50 split under the state’s community property laws. Businesses may also be split, complicating matters further. Separate property, gifts, and inheritances are typically not subject to split.

When the couple cannot agree on how to divide the property, the court will find ways to try to divide the property equally. The property division may be altered based on circumstances such as:

  • Any prenuptial agreements in place
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each party’s contribution to the marriage
  • Whether or not one of the parties has substantial assets is not subject to division
  • The age and health of the parties
  • The earning capacity of each party
  • Whether either party wants the family home
  • Any tax consequences

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The average cost of a divorce in Wisconsin is roughly $10,000 to $11,000. This includes filing costs and attorney fees. However, the costs can be much higher based on various factors. For example, if there are children involved, disputes over custody matters and alimony can cause this cost to increase to $30,000 or more.

High asset divorces or those with business assets could see their divorce costs exceed $100,000. The main factors that can increase the cost of a Wisconsin divorce are:

  • Minor children
  • One spouse is planning to relocate with minor children
  • Situations in which one spouse has a significantly higher income than the other
  • Disagreement on property and asset division
  • Having a business involved (owned by one or both spouses)

Some couples try to lower the costs involved by handling their divorce case on their own. This may be viable for simple cases in which there are no children and few assets, but there are still risks involved. These risks often outweigh the costs of attorney’s fees, so you should opt for a lawyer no matter what. If money is an issue, work with your lawyer to see what types of financing and payment plans are available.

Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney in Waukesha

Is the DIY approach right for you? Probably not. If you have a simple case in which you and your spouse can agree on everything (which is rare), then you may be able to move forward with ease and represent yourself. But for the most part, you should count on hiring a lawyer. Here’s why:

  • Come to an agreement. If you and your spouse are divorcing, then it’s likely that you two have trouble seeing eye to eye. That’s why having a lawyer on your side is so important. Your lawyer knows how to negotiate and can help you come to an agreement quickly. A lawyer can also help you if your spouse is trying to coerce you to sign an agreement you’re not so sure about.
  • Save time. Without a lawyer on your side, you could spend many months on your own running in circles. You may forget about deadlines. You may not know how to proceed. A divorce lawyer can expedite the process and get your divorce finalized much more quickly than you could on your own.
  • Reduce stress. Divorce is stressful; in fact, it’s one of the most stressful events you could go through, besides the death of a loved one. While lawyers are not therapists, they can take your emotional needs into account and find ways to reduce stress. They will address your concerns and take care of all the paperwork so you can focus on taking care of yourself.
  • Know your legal rights. Do you know what you are entitled to receive under Wisconsin law? Probably not. You may understand the basics, but some cases can get complex and there’s a lot more you need to know. If paternity is even a question, an experienced lawyer can inform you of your legal rights so that you receive your fair share.
  • Fight for your parental rights. Among those rights we just discussed are parental rights. If you and your spouse have children together, child custody will be a huge part of the divorce process. A divorce lawyer’s guidance can help you maintain your relationship with your child and get you the best outcome.
  • Divorce Appeals Process: If you or your spouse need to appeal any divorce rulings, an experienced attorney will be crucial to maintaining your rights and keeping your outcomes as favorable as possible.

Some law firms offer other benefits. For example, at Karp & Iancu, S.C., we provide more than just a legal team who are family law experts. We have access to a network of experts who can work with us to resolve your divorce case, such as psychologists, marriage counselors, property appraisers, and accountants.

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

Jimmie – in Waukesha

“Atty. Lindsey White and Karp & Iancu, S.C. handled my divorce and were awesome! They communicated from beginning to end and were on top of all proceedings. Atty. Lindsey White was totally committed, focused, professional, responsive, and proactive at every step. I would utilize her services again and highly recommend her.”

Jonathan – in Waukesha

“They went above and beyond to help and very professional in every aspect. It doesn’t matter if your out of state or not this company can handle everything remotely which was awesome experience especially with all the difficulties with COVID. I highly recommend Karp & Iancu to handle your business.”

Robert – in Waukesha

“Great Lawyers. Aggressive, well respected and fair.”

Karp & Iancu Office in Waukesha
About Our Waukesha Law Firm

Karp & Iancu’s local Waukesha divorce lawyers are known for being calm and bringing level-headedness to the forefront of each one of their legal conversations.

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 Waukesha 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 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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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 costly, lengthy process that most people want to avoid. However, when you have tried everything to save your marriage and are now out of ideas, a divorce can help you move on. Freedom and independence is within reach.

Contact the Waukesha divorce attorneys from Karp & Iancu, S.C. for help with your case. We understand the laws, obligations, and legal rights involved in a divorce case. We’ll help you avoid common mistakes while getting you the outcome you desire. Ready to get started? Schedule a confidential consultation by calling (414) 453-0800 or booking an appointment online.

FAQs About Our Waukesha Location

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

You’ll find our Waukesha office east of the Pewaukee River and west of Pewaukee Rd.

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 Riverwood Dr.