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We Work To Make The Divorce Process As Efficient As Possible

Last updated on May 25, 2023

Going through a divorce can be extremely challenging. When it comes to litigating and resolving the dispute between you and your spouse, you do not have to handle it all on your own.

At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., our Milwaukee divorce attorneys have 60 years of combined experience advocating for our clients in court. Our firm has been recognized both locally and nationally. We understand that no two divorces are the same, which is why our legal team is committed to providing each of our clients with fully customized family legal counsel.

Give us a call at 262-257-9110 to set up a consultation.

We Pay Attention To Your Priorities

Divorce can be a time-consuming process. Litigation can take several months, although the exact duration of your case will depend on your specific situation.

At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., we are focused on ensuring your divorce is completed thoroughly and in a timely manner.

What To Expect During Traditional Divorce Litigation

Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, which means spouses do not need to prove that either spouse was responsible for the end of the marriage. The first step in traditional divorce litigation is filing the action with the court and serving it on the other spouse. As soon as the other spouse acknowledges receipt of the papers, a temporary order hearing may be requested to determine short-term solutions for living situations, active bill payments, as well as the custody and placement of the children while the divorce is ongoing.

The next steps are to learn about your family, propose settlement ideas to the other spouse, and then draft marital settlement agreements resolving your issues. If the issues are not settled, a trial date is scheduled. During the trial, both spouses are given the chance to present their arguments through their respective attorneys in front of a judge. The judge will then review the case and give a ruling.

Spouses may choose to file the divorce jointly. Burbach & Stansbury S.C. can guide you on the advantages and disadvantages of a joint filing.

Throughout the process, it is always important to protect your family, income and assets, including businesses.

Even in a litigation case, we do not create disputes where there are none. We focus on the important issues and getting the matter done as smoothly as possible, but are able to ask the court for a decision when necessary.

What You Should Know Before You File

Many people come into our office concerned about how their divorce will affect their lives. While your fears and concerns are valid, we believe in empowering you with knowledge. The attorneys at Burbach & Stansbury S.C. have decades of experience, and we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions that can help you better understand your situation and what to expect moving forward.

How long until my divorce is final?

A divorce can take as little as a few months or as long as two years, depending on your situation. This is because divorce is actually several different topics, including property division, custody, spousal support, child support and more. Our attorneys will discuss a more ways to make the timeline fit your needs.

What is going to happen to my home?

Your house is most likely a part of your marital property. Unless you and your spouse have a prior agreement, it will be a part of the property division process. We can help you negotiate to keep your house if that is your goal or achieve a fair share of the proceeds of your house should you choose to sell or your spouse gets it.

Will I be ordered out of my house?

It is unusual for one spouse to be court ordered to leave the house while a divorce is pending. We will discuss the pros and cons of staying together or separating during a divorce.

Should I bring anything with me to my first appointment?

The first consultation is an opportunity for us to learn about you and your situation. We will discuss the law, what you can expect during the process, a range of possible outcomes and the divorce process itself. We will also give you suggestions on what to do to make the process go more smoothly. Because the meeting is a general discussion, all you need to bring is your list of questions.

Will I get to see my kids?

Yes. Unless you already have restrictions on your custody or visitation rights, you will be able to see and parent your children. Your co-parenting agreement will help create clear expectations, boundaries and rules for both parents moving forward.

Start Your Divorce Case On The Right Path

Whether you have already been served papers or are still contemplating your divorce options, seek legal advice from Burbach & Stansbury S.C. right away. Our Milwaukee divorce lawyers are ready to help. Call us at 262-257-9110 or fill out our online contact form.

We serve clients across Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine County and all of Wisconsin.