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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. We are here to guide you through the divorce process.

If you are filing for divorce in Wisconsin, you likely have many questions.  How do I file for divorce?  How long will the divorce take?  How long will it take to obtain temporary orders for custody or other issues?  How can I make sure my rights are protected?

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 interests will be protected and that no aspect of your divorce proceedings will be overlooked. 

Division of Marital Property

Under Wisconsin laws, marital property is to be divided equitably (fairly).  This does not necessarily mean that property division will be an equal 50-50 split.  To ensure a fair distribution, we make sure that all assets and debts are identified, properly valued and considered in property division and debt allocation.  Marital property may include real estate, retirement funds (401k, pension, IRAs, etc.), savings or checking accounts, vehicles, stocks and bonds, business interests and all other assets.  When necessary, we hire investigative accountants to identify marital property which may be hidden by one spouse.  

Neither party is automatically entitled to spousal support (also called spousal maintenance or alimony).  Rather, the court considers many factors to determine if spousal support should be awarded.  Some factors considered include the length of the marriage, income levels of each party and the need for rehabilitation into the workforce.

Contact Penegor & Lowenberg to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.  From our office in Brookfield, we represent clients in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.