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Unfortunately we are not accepting high-conflict divorce cases at this time, but you can check out these helpful family law resources of Wisconsin to get more guidance about your specific situation.

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Collaborative Divorce in Wisconsin

Collaborative Divorce

Property Division Laws Wisconsin

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Traditional Divorce Milwaukee

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Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be devastating.

The divorce process can take a huge emotional and financial toll, but fortunately there are numerous ways to minimize the impact of divorce on you and your family. Learn more about it here from one of Wisconsin’s family law experts.

How much will my divorce cost in Wisconsin?

Costs depend on your situation

A cooperative case involving a short marriage with no children and few assets may cost as little as $3500 if handled amicably. More issues in your divorce can drive up the cost, including:

Does conflict drive up the cost of divorce?

Usually yes – conflict drives cost. Traditional divorces which involve domestic violence, substance abuse, or child custody/placement disputes, might cost a minimum of $25,000 per person and go up from there. If you and your spouse are willing to participate in a low conflict process even if you have high conflict issues, you can save time and money. Low conflict processes include Mediation, Cooperative Divorce, and Collaborative Divorce.

Mediation can run as little as $3500 per couple but can also cost as much as $10,000-15,000 if there are a lot of assets or difficulty in reaching agreement. Cooperative/Collaborative cases tend to run closer to $10,000-15,000 per person, unless the marriage is short with few assets. Litigation often costs more in the long run.

Get the right representation to save money

WHO you choose to represent you in your Collaborative or Cooperative divorce is also very important to the overall cost. First Look Family Law is dedicated to helping clients reach settlement in a reasonable and cost-effective manner. Some attorneys hold themselves out as being “aggressive” as a way to make their clients feel protected. We prefer to say we are “effective” rather than “aggressive,” and our competency and professionalism will lower your cost by focusing on problem-solving rather than fighting. Fights always cost more than compromise, both economically and emotionally, and in those situations you won’t have much control over the cost of your case.

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"Karyn was wonderful! She was very responsive to every question I had and worked very hard to ensure we had a positive outcome. Karyn is great at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone needing a lawyer who will fight for you!"

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Divorce is never easy, and it can take a tremendous toll on your finances, your mental health, and your emotional welfare. When going through this difficult time, it’s important to have proper representation helping you to make the best decisions regarding your family’s future. Karyn Gimbel Youso, attorney and mediator in practice over 27 years, provides experienced representation for clients all over southeast Wisconsin facing divorce and other family law matters. She is always committed to protecting what is most important to you.

Rely on First Look Family Law for professional legal guidance in generating options, providing emotional support, and offering objective feedback to help you make the best decisions. Whether you are still weighing the decision to file for divorce or the process has already begun, Brookfield divorce attorney Karyn Youso can provide you with the best information, guidance, and support you need to take that next step.


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No matter what questions you have about your divorce or about Wisconsin divorce laws, you can find the answers you need from First Look Family Law. Karyn Gimbel Youso has been an attorney and mediator in practice for over 27 years, and she’s here to help you make the best-informed decisions regarding your family’s future.

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