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Strong Families Build A Strong Society

Strong Families Build A Strong Society

We believe that the cornerstone of a strong community is a healthy and strong family structure. This is why at Sterling Law Offices we produce stories that help promote strong belief systems, good communication, and healthy relationships. Learn more about what we stand for and why we believe as we do.

Is Wisconsin Considered a Pro Mother State?

Is Wisconsin Considered a Pro Mother State?

Is Wisconsin considered a “mother state” when making decisions regarding custody and placement? Wisconsin courts are explicitly forbidden in using gender to make custody and placement decisions. The courts look at what is in the best interest of the child.

Meet Attorney Erin Boyd

Meet Attorney Erin Boyd

Attorney Erin Boyd of Sterling Law Offices is hard working and truly cares about helping her clients. It’s not just the legal issues that we have to focus on. It’s also about helping clients get through the process and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What is the Process for Divorce in Wisconsin

What is the Process for Divorce in Wisconsin

Your divorce will start when you serve the divorce papers. Learn more on the time it takes for divorce, what you need to determine, and the process from Attorney Austin Miller of Sterling Law Offices.

Meet Attorney Austin Miller

Meet Attorney Austin Miller

Sterling’s Attorney Austin Miller views his role in family law as one that is about helping families through crisis. “I want my clients to know that they have been heard,” Austin says describing how he wants clients to remember having worked with him. “That their goals have been heard and that they have been fought for.” Get to know Sterling Law Offices’ Attorney Austin Miller in his own words.

Meet Attorney Latrice Knighton

Meet Attorney Latrice Knighton

Family Law Attorney Latrice Knighton is a fierce advocate for her clients. She describes herself as a strong willed and determined woman that will find ways to work around the obstacles that are put in front of her. Latrice has a lot of different experience fighting for people that she brings to her role as a family law attorney.

Thinking of Changing Your Child's Surname

Thinking of Changing Your Child's Surname

The first step is to file a Petition for Child's Name Change (minor children). However, the chances of successfully changing your child's last name without the other parent's consent are slim. The Court will consider the best interest of the child when they make their final decision.

Parenting Through Trauma and Divorce

Parenting Through Trauma and Divorce

Talking with your children about divorce and other traumatic events requires the parents to get on the same page. This is difficult when the parents are going through a divorce or are already separated and living in two households.

Leadership, Success and Core Values

Leadership, Success and Core Values

Hear from the leaders at Sterling Law Offices on what makes a great leader, what success looks like for the firm, and what are the values that we embrace at the firm. A team that works together is the cornerstone of everything we do at Sterling. To accomplish this we must all strive toward the same goals and have the same values.

How to Prove You Are a Fit Parent in Court

How to Prove You Are a Fit Parent in Court

When a party's ability to parent is questioned, the Wisconsin Court will look to ensure that the children's safety is maintained. Issues that the court views as problematic include substance abuse, mental health issues, and neglect.

Best Interest Of The Child

Best Interest Of The Child

Every part of the court decision must be made to best promote or preserve the best interest of the child. The court wants stability for kids. “No roller coasters,” says Attorney Kinsler.

State Of The Firm Speech: CEO Jeff Hughes

State Of The Firm Speech: CEO Jeff Hughes

In spring 2020, CEO Jeff Hughes addressed the firm at a company day of training and awards. He told the emotional story of where Sterling Law Offices began and how we were able to get to the point of a healthy and transparent law firm.

Documents Needed For Divorce

Documents Needed For Divorce

If you are going to represent yourself in your divorce these are the documents you will need to complete. You will need to file a summons, a petition, a confidential petition addendum.

Do Both Parties Have To Agree To A Divorce?

Do Both Parties Have To Agree To A Divorce?

Wisconsin is a single party, no fault state. So long as one party testifies that the marriage is irrevocably broken, that is all the courts need to move forward. If a party doesn’t participate in the process of the divorce, the divorce can become a default divorce.

Making an Impact in Milwaukee

Making an Impact in Milwaukee

Impact is celebrating 60 years of helping Milwaukee county and 9 other surrounding counties. They started as a resource for those suffering from alcoholism and drug dependence and expanded to include information on housing assistance, food insecurity, healthcare, utility assistance, disability information, trauma and mental health issues.

Meet Sterling Lawyers President, Tony Karls

Meet Sterling Lawyers President, Tony Karls

Tony Karls Co-founded Sterling Law Offices with Jeff Hughes with the goal of establishing a client-centered firm that aligned the firm's goals with that of the clients. In this video, get to know the Tony Karls we all work with in his own words.

Fixed Fee Divorce

Fixed Fee Divorce

Divorce takes an emotional and financial toll. How much a divorce actually cost depends on many factors and can cost more if the following are involved: Minor Children, Spousal Support Dispute, and Property & Assets. Attorney Toby Kinsler breaks down the cost of divorce in this video. He explains why Sterling operates on a fixed-fee billing process versus an hourly billing divorce process.

The Macaron with Madame Macaron MKE

The Macaron with Madame Macaron MKE

When it comes to macarons, Madame Macaron says, “Patience is a virtue.” We only need three ingredients to make these delicious cookies, but the level of precision involved is similar to doing a science experiment.

Serving Divorce Papers

Serving Divorce Papers

It is important that the court acquires jurisdiction over the persons of the defendant and the plaintiff or the petitioner. Jurisdiction over the person of the defendant is acquired upon the proper service of summons. “If service isn’t proper, you’ll have to start all over again,” explains attorney Kinsler.

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"I began the process of my divorce with a different law firm that someone had recommended to me. This person just so happened to be personal friends with the attorney and hadn't had business experience with them. I felt that my time and situation was not valued and that she really didn't have time for my case. When I would contact the attorney, I would have a list of questions so that I wouldn't get charged multiple times. I searched around my town for a different attorney to take my case, but many refused because of where I was in the process of the divorce. I came across SterlingLawyers.com based on the reviews I read online. The flat-rate pricing really saved me money compared to the expenses with my previous attorney. My attorney Tobias Kinsler instilled confidence and made me feel at ease. I had a positive vibe from the first day that I met him, before I had even decided to hire him as my attorney. Toby was a straight-shooter and didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. He gave me the facts. I appreciate the hard work and time he dedicated to me undertaking and continuing my case when no one else would. If I ever need an attorney again I will be contacting Toby!"

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