Family Law Dos And Don'ts

If you are involved in a family conflict, you need experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. Contact us at D'Angelo & Grabow to schedule a free initial consultation with a family law lawyer.

In a family law conflict, there are specific things you need to know:

  • DO be aware that there are various ways to go about the process of a divorce or legal separation.
  • DO be aware that one attorney cannot represent both parties in a family law matter.
  • DO NOT alienate your children from the other parent.
  • DO NOT interfere with your spouse's relationship with your children.
  • DO NOT discuss any aspect of your divorce, including the court proceedings and your spouse, with or in front of your children.
  • DO NOT allow anyone else to discuss the divorce, including the court proceedings and your spouse, with or in front of your children.
  • DO be aware that a legal action to end a marriage can be commenced in Wisconsin in the county of residence of either party after 30 days of residence in that county and six months of residence in this state.
  • DO maintain copies of all personal records and financial documents relating to property, income and debts.
  • DO be aware that anything your write whether email, text or on social media can be used against you in court.
  • DO be aware that, except in rare circumstances, parties cannot be divorced until 120 days have lapsed between service of the initial papers and the final divorce hearing.
  • DO be aware that if you are unhappy with the final court order, it can be modified by the court in certain circumstances.

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If you need divorce counsel in southeastern Wisconsin, do not hesitate to contact D'Angelo & Grabow in Waukesha for a free initial consultation. Call us at 262-278-0987 or fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you.