When agreements are hard to come by, a litigation attorney will get you more of your must haves.
Protect the long-term big picture. Many divorce cases do not need to go through traditional litigation, but during high conflict cases litigation is the best way to protect yourself and your children. In every divorce both sides must compromise, but a litigation attorney can ensure you get more of your must-haves. When your spouse is unwilling to negotiate reasonably becoming aggressive or unresponsive we can help facilitate and eventually compel your spouse to settle using litigation tactics granted by the court.
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What’s included when you hire Sterling Law Offices
- Clarity. You will get clarity on what to expect during the process and what your rights are under the law.
- Direction. You will get clear direction from your attorney and guidance based on what you are asking the court to give you.
- Support. Divorce is hard and dealing with the emotions of the divorce is not always easy. We will be a sounding board and guide for you to help you face the challenges ahead.
- Privacy. You will get the security of attorney-client privilege so all information shared is protected.
- Everything Else.
- Preparing your petition for divorce (court filing fee included)
- Serving the other party divorce papers (process server fee included)
- Complete all necessary forms with your help
- Drafting settlement agreements
- Filing all forms and documents
- Completing your final divorce decree
- Attending court hearings when required
What are the benefits of divorce litigation?
- Protect your children and yourself when domestic violence or substance abuse is present
- Maintain your rights and financial future during high conflict cases
- Ensure you are not getting the wool pulled over your eyes by a manipulative spouse
- Get peace of mind with a experienced litigation attorney in your corner
How Divorce Litigation Works in Wisconsin
Step 1: File the Action with the Court
Step 2: Serve the Other Party
Step 3: Get a Temporary Order (if needed)
Step 4: Complete Co-Parenting Programs and Co-Parenting Agreements (when children are involved)
Step 5: Request a Settlement Conference Date
Step 6: Complete the Marital Settlement Agreement or Request a Trial Date
Step 7: Complete & Submit the Final Divorce Decree
Step 8: Complete QDRO Process to Legally Separate Assets & Debts
What our Clients are Saying
"I thought I would be charged an arm and a leg for legal services, but Dan was understanding and helped me address the paperwork and process effectively. When we appeared in court for the final hearing I felt confident I knew what I was doing and did not feel nearly as scared as before."Sally J.
"My husband and I were in a situation where neither of us really needed a lawyer to sort things out, so I decided to file pro se. I was concerned about making a mistake in the paperwork and delaying the final separation, so I called Sterling Law Offices. Attorney Festerling agreed to work w/me on a "consult only" basis...She was kind and helpful, and our case went through without a hitch. The overall outlay was very reasonable. I was very happy with the help I received and felt confident going to the court date, knowing all our ducks were in a row."Beth E.
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