Family Law

Penegor & Lowenberg have many years of experience representing Wisconsin clients in divorce proceedings.  We provide caring, experienced and thorough representation in all matters related to divorce and family law.

When you need legal help regarding a family matter, you want an attorney you can trust, an attorney who understands that family law is about more than statutes, rules and laws. You want an attorney who understands that family law is also about people and relationships - both forming and maintaining relationships and dissolving relationships.

At Penegor & Lowenberg, our principle family law attorney Robert Penegor understands the problems of ordinary people. He is sensitive to his client's goals and desires as well as the emotional and financial costs of going to court in family law cases. He offers common sense advice to settle when indicated, but he is not afraid to litigate, if necessary to achieve the desired result.

In addition to divorce issues such as child custody, property division, spousal support and child support our skilled family law attorney provides representation to individuals and families in other areas of family law, including:


Attorney Penegor represents parents in paternity (parentage) actions to legally establish the father-child relationship. In connection with a paternity proceeding, the court can also make orders concerning the father's rights and obligations, such as child support and custody and visitation orders.


In certain limited circumstances a marriage may be legally annulled instead of dissolved through divorce.

Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help you obtain a restraining order, and direct you to community services which can help keep you safe from spousal abuse and other domestic violence.


If you are a grandparent or stepparent who wishes to adopt a grandchild or stepchild, we can explain your options and guide you through the adoption process.


If a minor or adult is unable to make decisions or take care of him or herself because of disability or incapacity, we can help you obtain guardianship over the person or estate.

Prenuptial Agreements

If you are getting married, a prenuptial agreement can help you protect your individual non-marital property and allow you and your fiancé to agree on spousal maintenance and other financial issues in the event of a future divorce.

Grandparent Rights

Grandparents have rights to visit their grandchildren under the laws of this state. However, those rights will be guided by what is in the best interests of the children.  This office has experience in both enforcing those rights as well as defending against unreasonable requests that are not in the best interest of the grandchildren.  It is important to first make all the facts known to the attorney who can then advise and help you decide whether you have a chance to be successful in atttempting to enforce your rights.

  • Child Custody

    Establishing child custody and visitation are often the most sensitive matters in divorce.  Our family law firm is experienced in handling all child-related issues that arise in divorce, including child custody, visitation, child support and post decree custody and support modifications. 

    Determining how to share your children without disrupting parent-child bonds can be emotional, frustrating and heart-wrenching. As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your children. It is difficult to see your children struggle through your divorce or separation. At Penegor & Lowenberg, we can help you work through a child custody or visitation dispute. We will work to protect your rights and limit the emotional trauma on your children. 

  • Divorce

    Divorce and legal separation are never easy.  There are many aspects regarding child custody, asset and debt divisions and other issues that must be addressed and will have life-long effects.  At Penegor & Lowenberg, our experienced divorce lawyer provides clients with peace of mind and certainty.  With our Wisconsin law firm on your side, you can feel confident that your interest will be protected and that no aspect of your divorce proceedings will be overlooked.  Contact Penegor & Lowenberg in Brookfield for experienced representation in the Milwaukee area or throughout Wisconsin.