Compassionate Family Law Attorney Representing Menomonee Falls Individuals & Families
The most important thing in your life is your family. Therefore, making the right choices for you and your children is a must. The Law Office John F. Zeckel S.C. will provide you with the effective and goal-oriented legal advice your family deserves. We handle a wide range of family law issues and have worked with all manner of clients; from amicably divorcing spouses to those who wish to speak to each other only through their attorneys, parents of just one child or ten, and everything outside and in-between.
It’s safe to say that the vast majority of people do not enter in marriage thinking that it won’t last, but sometimes the best path forward to stability and happiness is to part ways with your spouse. This is nothing to be ashamed of and does not mean you are a bad person. It just means that the next few months or longer may be a bit more stressful and difficult than you would like. We understand this and are committed to helping you get through your divorce as quickly and painlessly as possible. Choosing our firm means you don’t have to face this alone.
When a marriage meets its end, the division of marital property looms large. Despite the circumstances that led you to divorce, both you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse are both entitled to valuable assets and can either work together or against one another to determine how they will be parceled between the two of you. We can help you tackle this matter through either mediation or the courts, we simply need to know what the true state of your assets and your goals for either maintaining, dividing, or forfeiting them.
Alimony and maintenance are two words for the same thing: financial spousal support. Not all people seek to secure alimony from their ex-spouse, but just as many do. Court-ordered maintenance is intended to support a spouse who earns far less income than their spouse or none at all until they can either attain financial independence or, in some cases, indefinitely. If you want to seek alimony from your spouse, we need to request it at the beginning of the divorce proceedings, so contact us today to get started!
There are some circumstances in which grandparents are granted custody or visitation rights of their grandchildren. For instance, children whose parents are engaged in a volatile divorce or custody battle may benefit from temporarily or permanently residing with their grandparents while their parents work things out. We have helped many grandparents claim their rights to become short-term or long-term guardians and provide the stable, loving home their grandchildren need and deserve.
When parents decide to end their marriage, the issue of who will care for their children and in what capacity becomes paramount in the legal proceedings. Whether you want sole or shared physical and/or legal custody of your children, it is important to start building your argument as soon as possible. We can help you prepare for either peaceful mediation or a hard-fought battle in court, depending on your circumstances.
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Though you may be feeling stressed, sad, relieved, or any other multitude of emotions regarding your divorce or other family law matter, the important thing to do is take a deep breath and pick up the phone to call our firm. We can help you cut through the anxiety and formulate an actionable plan for moving yourself and your family forward. Attorney John F. Zeckel has served as a kind and strategic advocate for countless family law clients over the last three decades and is more than happy to do the same for you.