The One-Stop Shop For All Your Legal Needs

Family Law Solutions Designed Around You And Your Needs

Family law covers a wide variety of legal matters that affect the structure of your family, from the end of a marriage to new beginnings for you and your children. Because each family is unique, every family law case deserves an attorney who can provide customized and tailored solutions.

This is what you can expect at Law Offices of Benske, Gatzke, McFadden and Rose When you visit our office in New Berlin, Wisconsin, you will find yourself in a welcoming and supportive environment that puts you at ease and empowers you to play an active role in your case. Although you will have an attorney working directly with you, you’ll also benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of our entire legal team, as we strongly value collaboration. In short, you and your family law matter will receive the personalized attention and skilled representation you deserve.

Thorough And Ethical Representation In Divorce, Property Division And Support Matters

As a firm offering comprehensive family law services, we are a one-stop shop for whatever your case requires, including:

Divorce and legal separation – When a marriage no longer works, most couples opt for divorce. Depending on your unique situation, needs and goals, you may decide that legal separation is a more appropriate choice. Our attorneys can advise you on the best course of action to pursue and guide you through all steps of the process, protecting your financial interests throughout.

Division of property – Wisconsin is a community property state. This means each spouse has a 50% interest in all marital property, which is generally considered to be property obtained by either spouse during the marriage. It is important to find an attorney who can protect your property division rights and clearly identify your marital contributions.

Spousal maintenance – This depends on many factors, including the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of the dependent spouse and child support payments.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements – We will help lessen the stress of planning a wedding by offering sound legal advice regarding prenuptial agreement formation. If you are already married but want to implement some of the same protections, we can help you draft a postnuptial agreement.

No matter what your legal needs may be, we will never take advantage of your emotions to benefit our firm’s finances. We typically encourage clients to resolve issues with the other party through negotiation or mediation, as that tends to be the most cost-effective and least stressful approach. However, our attorneys are also skilled litigators, and they are prepared to vigorously advocate for your rights in court if needed.

Ready To Address All Legal Issues Related To Your Children

At Law Offices of Benske, Gatzke, McFadden and Rose, we are dedicated to preserving the well-being of your children and protecting your relationship with them. Our child-related family law services include assistance with:

Child custody – In Wisconsin, the courts generally tend to favor joint custody. For example, the children may be physically placed in one home the majority of the time or physical custody may be shared on alternating weekends, holidays and summers. Legal custody indicates decision-making and is generally evenly distributed between parents. You can learn more by visiting our child custody page.

Child support – Child support payments are based on statutory guidelines that consider amounts such as parents’ gross monthly income, the needs of the children and time spent with the children.

Stepparent adoptions – Formally adopting your stepchild is a wonderful way to show your commitment and to secure legal protections for both you and the child. However, you must clear certain legal hurdles to complete the process, some of which can be difficult. We can guide you through the stepparent adoption process.

Juvenile guardianship proceedings – If you are seeking temporary or permanent guardianship of a child in your life, we can help you through the court process.

Representation In Post-Judgment Modifications And Enforcement Of Orders

Even after the divorce or custody case is finalized, you may still need the help of a skilled lawyer. Needs and circumstances change, and family law orders can be modified to reflect those changes.

Our firm provides experienced legal help to proponents and contestants of modifications and enforcements of divorce decrees. These issues generally involve child support, child custody, proposed changes to the divorce decree and contempt orders.

Work With Family Law Attorneys Trusted By Former Clients And Other Lawyers

Our attorneys have earned the trust and respect of former clients as well as other law firms throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. We do not take our reputation lightly, and we work tirelessly to live up to those expectations. We will work just as hard for you and your children. To schedule your initial consultation, contact us online or call our New Berlin office at 262-214-0380.