FAMILY LAW

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Milwaukee Divorce Lawyers Working Hard to Protect What Matters

At Laster & Associates LLC, we work hard to protect what is most important to you: your family. Our dedicated family law attorneys represent clients in all of the following matters:
  • Divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Civil injunctions (harassment and domestic abuse)
  • Child support
  • Property division
  • Paternity 
  • Stepparent adoptions
Litigating matters of the home and heart in court is difficult, which is why the family law attorneys at Laster & Associates strive to make the process as easy as possible.

The Law of Divorce in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse is required to prove any wrongdoing by the other. Obtaining a divorce, however, requires a court to rule on issues related to property division, spousal support, and child custody and visitation. Because there is so much at stake, it is essential to have an experienced family lawyer represent you and your interests in your divorce. 
FAQs About Divorce

Spousal Support

Spousal support or maintenance, may be awarded to one party by the court for an indefinite period of time. A knowledgeable family attorney can help protect your assets or your right to receive adequate support.

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Division of Marital Property

Wisconsin is a community property state, which means that the property acquired during your marriage is presumed to belong to each party equally, and therefore must be equally divided between the spouses at the end of the marriage. The family law attorneys at Laster & Associates strive to protect your rights, and your property.

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Child Custody and Support

Our dedicated family law lawyers believe in working toward a resolution that is in the best interests of your children. Wisconsin adheres to the presumption of joint legal custody by each parent; this means that both parents, together, make major life decisions for their child. 

If parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding the custody and support of their child, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem – an attorney to represent your child’s best interests.

In a divorce proceeding, child support is also determined. In Wisconsin, child support is dictated according to a series of guidelines based on the pre-tax income of the parent paying the support and other factors. 

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Stepparent Adoptions

Wisconsin law permits a child, or children, to be adopted by a stepparent. There are rigorous requirements, however, and parental rights must first be terminated – voluntarily or involuntarily. At Laster & Associates, we help make the transition as smooth as possible for the children and you.

Paternity


Establishing paternity is essential to exercising your rights as a parent. There are three ways in which paternity may be established in Wisconsin, and our staff of knowledgeable attorneys has helped many children get the fathers they deserve. 
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"Attorney Earlean Laster has assisted me on several family law matters. I have worked with other family law lawyers in the past and I find Earlean's work to be far superior on several fronts. Firstly, and most importantly, she doesn't over-bill. I wasn't charged for every character typed in an email. Earlean is also far more responsive than most lawyers I've hired and she doesn't need to be reminded what the specifics of the case are every time you call or meet with her. Earlean is a caring, competent attorney who isn't looking to rip you off. Retain her."

 - Matt Joy (BirdEye review)

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