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West Bend Family Law & Divorce Law Firm

West Bend Divorce Attorneys

We’re located on Main Street right across from Old Settlers Park.

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West Bend's Trusted Divorce Lawyers

Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming time filled with complex emotions. Divergent Law’s West Bend divorce attorneys approach each case with compassion, guiding you through Wisconsin’s divorce process with care and understanding.

With decades of combined experience handling complex divorce cases in West Bend, our team of attorneys has the skills to protect your interests during this challenging transition. We take the time to truly understand your unique situation so we can develop customized legal strategies specifically tailored for you.

The West Bend divorce attorneys at Divergent Family Law are known for their integrity, transparency and commitment to serving our clients’ best interests. We will walk you through each step of the Wisconsin divorce process and, if necessary, we skillfully litigate in court to secure the best possible outcome.

You don’t have to navigate divorce alone. The compassionate attorneys at Divergent Law are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation.

Steps to Divorce in West Bend, WI

Step 1

Contact us & schedule

The first step is to contact our office online or by phone to set up a consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys. We’ll listen and help you map out a customized legal strategy.

Step 2

Attend your free consultation

During the consultation, we’ll answer all your questions, explain your options, and start building your case. Our lawyers know Wisconsin divorce law inside and out.

Step 3

Work with our family and divorce lawyers

We’ll suggest mediation when appropriate, allowing you and your spouse to equitably divide assets and agree on custody out of court. The process is less adversarial and less expensive than litigation.

Step 4

Divorce mediation or court hearing

If you can’t agree, our skilled litigators are prepared to represent your best interests in court. We know how to effectively make your case before a judge.

Step 5

Finalize divorce

After meeting residency and waiting period requirements, we’ll support you at the final hearing to ensure your divorce is completed. Our goal is your fresh start.

Choosing the Divorce Option That's Right For You

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce can be a smooth and amicable option when you and your spouse agree on key divorce terms. When the issues are settled, the divorce can be finalized quickly and cost less than a long drawn-out court battle.

Contested Divorce

If you and your spouse are not able to agree on terms, the court will make the final judgments. Our experienced lawyers will advocate tirelessly for your best interests in contested divorce litigation. A contested divorce will almost always take longer and cost more.

Mediated Divorce

Mediation allows you and your spouse to collaboratively negotiate divorce terms with help from a neutral mediator. A mediated divorce allows you to collaboratively shape the outcome of the divorce without contentious court battles and expenses.


An annulment legally voids a marriage as if it never occurred and terminates all marital responsibilities of both parties. Annulment could potentially be an option if your marriage meets strict legal criteria like fraud, lack of consummation or incapacity.

Factors That May Affect Your Divorce

  • Length of the marriage
  • Children
  • Joint assets and debts
  • Income disparity
  • Business ownership
  • Employment status
  • History of domestic violence, substance abuse or criminal behavior

Family Law Services in West Bend

We offer support and legal guidance in West Bend for:

Child Custody

Divorcing parents in Wisconsin face important decisions about legal and physical custody. Legal custody involves the right to make major choices regarding healthcare, education and more. Physical custody (or placement) refers to the time spent with each parent.

Wisconsin courts start with a presumption that joint custody, with both parents actively involved, is in the children’s best interests. However, parents can pursue sole legal and physical custody in court.

As circumstances evolve, custody agreements can be modified to better meet a child’s needs. Changes to living situations or visitation schedules can be made, but it’s important to follow proper procedures and provide compelling reasons for modification.

Child Support

Child support is a crucial aspect of family law to ensure children’s needs are met after a divorce is finalized. In West Bend, child support guidelines account for factors like parental income, the number of children and any expenses related to healthcare and education.

While child support guidelines offer a framework, adjustments may be necessary to address specific circumstances. Significant medical expenses, specialized educational needs and divided placement schedules could influence the final child support arrangement.

Use Divergent Family Law’s Wisconsin child support calculator for a monthly payment estimate based on primary and shared placement schedules.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation offers a collaborative approach for couples seeking an amicable end to their marriage. Through mediation, couples can negotiate agreements on sensitive matters like asset division and child custody in a cooperative environment.

The process fosters open communication and encourages compromise so couples can shape fair outcomes. Many find mediation expedites the divorce process without the expense and stress of a legal battle, ultimately leading to faster resolutions with less strain.


Establishing paternity determines a child’s biological father. Once paternity is established, it grants rights and responsibilities to the father including custody, visitation and child support obligations.

Divergent Law’s West Bend divorce attorneys specialize in guiding individuals through the paternity process. Whether it’s getting a paternity test, signing the Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment form or seeking legal action, we’re here to help.

High Net Worth

Navigating divorces involving substantial assets and complex finances requires specialized expertise. Our team of attorneys is highly experienced in handling such cases and dividing significant marital property like businesses, trusts and real estate.

We also excel in determining fair spousal support in high net worth divorces. These cases demand a deeper understanding of legal intricacies to ensure equitable resolutions while safeguarding our clients’ interests.


Military divorces present distinctive challenges, from frequent relocations and deployments to the complex task of dividing military benefits. Our team of Wisconsin divorce lawyers possesses specialized knowledge concerning pensions, healthcare, housing allowances and other benefits military members and veterans receive.

Jurisdictional concerns often arise when spouses reside apart across state lines or overseas. Our team is well-prepared to navigate these complexities and address any multidistrict issues, ensuring our clients receive the optimal legal representation tailored to their unique circumstances.

Flexible Divorce Payment Plans for West Bend Families

We know divorce can create financial stress. Divergent Law is committed to ensuring divorce costs don’t prevent Wisconsin families from retaining top-rated legal representation. Our West Bend divorce law firm offers flexible payment plans to put our expert lawyers within reach.

Whether you need assistance in West Bend, Mequon, Milwaukee, Madison or beyond, our experienced divorce lawyers have the skills to protect your interests.

West Bend Free Divorce Seminars

Going through a divorce in West Bend? Join Divergent Family Law for a free divorce seminar to gain knowledge and find your footing. Our compassionate attorneys walk through the legal process step-by-step so you know what to expect. Learn More.

What's Next?

Going through a divorce can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Contact Divergent Family Law’s West Bend divorce attorneys for a free case consultation.

Whether you have questions about alimony, child support, property division or any aspect of the process, we listen with compassion and provide straightforward guidance. Our lawyers have the experience to protect your rights and advocate for fair outcomes.

Divergent Family Law serves West Bend, Germantown, Mequon, Menomonee Falls and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions about the divorce process in West Bend

How much does a divorce cost in West Bend?

In Wisconsin, divorce often costs up to $10,000 in filing, attorney cost, and other fees. The best way to ensure your divorce does not cost more is to hire an expereinced Wisconsin divorce attorney.

Is mediation a good option for me?

Divorce mediation can be a good option for building a co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse. If you and your spouse are on amicable terms this is a good option.

Will I have to go to court in West Bend?

Many divorce cases do not go to court. It is very common and often less expensive to settle your dirvoce outside court through mediation or other means.

Can I represent myself for a divorce in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, you are allowed to represent yourself in court. Divergent Family Law provides pro-se divorce consultations to arm you with the best tools you can have for pro-se representation.

How does a divorce trial work in Wisconsin?

Divorce trials in Wisconsin do not involve a jury. Both sides present their argument to the judge and have the option to come to an agreement. If there are unresolvable issues, the judge will make the final decision.




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