Waunakee, Wisconsin Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Divorce attorney Chris Duren has been representing the people of Wisconsin since 1997 in all family law matters, including:
- Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment
- Child Custody
- Parenting Schedules
- Child Support
- Modifying a Divorce or Separation Agreement
- Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
- Pre-Marital Agreements
Whether you have already decided to end your marriage, or need legal advice on how a divorce will impact you, your finances, or your children, Wisconsin Family Law attorney Chris Duren is here to help.
Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment
Wisconsin is a "no fault" state, which means that neither spouse needs to prove the other did something wrong. Rather, it is sufficient that one spouse testifies that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
A Wisconsin divorce may be filed jointly, where both spouses sign the petition, or alone, when only one of the spouses initiates the divorce. If the couple cannot agree on child custody, physical placement, child support issues, payment of bills, spousal support, or the use of vehicles or other personal property, you may need a Temporary Hearing.
Once the divorce is initiated, a 120-day waiting period is required, after which the divorcing couple exchanges required documentation. The attorneys may take depositions, conduct discovery and may engage the services of various experts. All of this is done with the goal of obtaining the best possible result for you and your children.
As an experienced trial attorney, Chris Duren knows the value of preparation and and good courtroom presentation, and will work hard to obtain the best possible resolution for you and your family.
Child Custody, Parenting Schedules, and Child Support
When children are involved, Wisconsin child support attorney Chris Duren encourages parents to cooperate in finding common ground regarding the placement and custody of their children. But even when an agreement cannot be reached, with Attorney Chris Duren on your side, be assured that your family is in capable, experienced, and trustworthy hands.
Modifications to a Divorce Agreement
Even after a divorce, situations may arise that require changes to a divorce agreement, a spousal support arrangement, or child custody, support, or parenting schedules. If the original terms of the divorce no longer meet your needs, you may need to seek a modification to the divorce agreement. As a full-service Family Law office, we're here to help.
Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders, and Personal safety Issues
If you are a victim of domestic violence, or have concerns that your health, safety, or liberty may be in jeopardy during a divorce or separation process, you may wish to have information regarding the divorce remain sealed from the public or the other party. Likewise, if you have concerns over the safety or health of your minor children during a divorce, you may need to seek a restraining or other court intervention before or during the separation process. A volunteer attorney for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), attorney Chris Duren is no stranger to providing advice and legal representation for victims of domestic abuse.
Abiding by the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, attorney Chris Duren frequently prepares pre-marital agreements, also known as pre-nuptial agreements. If you are planning to be married but have concerns about protecting your assets, contact the Duren Law Offices for a confidential consultation about whether a pre-marital agreement might be right for you.
Contact Waunakee, Wisconsin Family Law Attorney Chris Duren Today
Divorce is rarely easy, especially when children are involved. If you have questions about divorce, child custody arrangements, or think a pre-marital agreement might be a good idea, contact Wisconsin Family Law attorney Chris Duren today for a confidential consultation. Based in Waunakee, Wisconsin, Chris Duren represents divorce clients in Dane County and throughout South-Central Wisconsin.