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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.

Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Divorce is hard on everyone involved, especially the children. Talking to them about the split can be stressful, but it is important to do with care and caution. Attorney Latrice Knighton of Sterling Law Offices joins us to give advice on discussing the divorce, and how to help your child through it.

Leadership, Success and Core Values

Leadership, Success and Core Values

Hear from the leaders at Sterling Lawyers 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.

Determining Alimony during Divorce in Wisconsin

Determining Alimony during Divorce in Wisconsin

Money can often create a point of tension for couples going through divorce, but alimony is in place to create equity. Austin Miller of Sterling Lawyers, joins us to explain this concept of spousal maintenance and why it’s so important.

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.

Dividing a Family Business During Divorce

Dividing a Family Business During Divorce

Divorce is certainly a difficult subject. Aside from the emotional tumult, it also spurs many questions regarding child custody and the division of assets. But for couples who own a business together, it can sometimes be the most emotionally tolling part of the process.

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 Lawyers 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.

Maneuvering Through Divorce and Property Division

Maneuvering Through Divorce and Property Division

There is no question that divorce can be an emotionally-charged situation, especially when high value assets are involved, such as homes, investments and debt. Jeff Hughes and Jeffery Morrell of Sterling Lawyers share their advice on topics such as divorce and property division.

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.

The Best Interests of the Child

The Best Interests of the Child

When divorce happens, coming up with a solution for the child of the parents can be the most challenging. Child custody is one of the most important aspects to get right when navigating separation.

Meet Sterling Lawyers President, Tony Karls

Meet Sterling Lawyers President, Tony Karls

Tony Karls Co-founded Sterling Lawyers 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.

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