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Family Law in Wisconsin: A Forms and Procedures Handbook
  • AE0052
9th ed. 2016-17

How using a system can help ease the stress

From initial client interviews to post-judgment actions, Family Law in Wisconsin: A Forms and Procedures Handbook (previously titled System Book for Family Law) can help you streamline your family law practice while sparing your clients undue stress. With all the essential forms, checklists, outlines, and overviews, the Handbook ensures you get the information you need systematically.

Master your files

The Handbook’s Master Information List and Office Master File offer a systematic approach to making each divorce or family law case a less complex enterprise. By providing tools to eliminate unnecessary meetings, letters, and other communications, the Handbook enables you to spend more time listening to your client’s needs and meeting them efficiently and effectively.

Increase your effectiveness

Family Law in Wisconsin is an invaluable resource for any lawyer who practices family law — whether in a large firm or a solo practice — providing the guidance you want, the resources you need, and the results you demand.

Chapters include:
Volume I

  1. Quick Reference Guide to the Law
  2. Divorce Procedure Outline
  3. Representation and Fee Agreements
  4. Initial Interview and Fact Gathering
  5. Starting the Action
  6. Temporary Hearing
  7. Discovery and Trial Preparation
  8. Agreements/Stipulations
  9. Trial

Volume II

  1. Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, & Judgment
  2. File Closing
  3. Appeals
  4. Postjudgment Actions and Support Enforcement
  5. Special Matters
    A. Tax Consequences
    B. Retirement Benefits
    C. Health Insurance Continuation and Conversion
    D. Domestic Abuse, Harassment, & Child Abuse
    E. Valuation of Business Interests
    F. Mediation
    G. Marital Agreements
    H. Ancillary Marital Property Actions
    I. Impact of Bankruptcy on Divorce
    J. Reconciliation Attempt

New 9th edition

The newly revised 9th edition of the Handbook reflects key legal developments since publication of the 2015-16 supplement, including:

  • Revisions to guidance for creating and handling client trust accounts
  • A new section on the procedures, issues, and forms involved in limited scope representation in family law proceedings
  • A Wisconsin Supreme Court approval allowing lawyer-mediators to draft and file settlement documents in family law cases
  • Updated forms reflecting e-filing and other changes

Both the print and Books UnBound versions include a complete set of fillable, unannotated forms via download.

Be organized and collected

Within Family Law in Wisconsin, you’ll discover successful strategies to collect information and cut through the clutter that often accompanies family law cases.

Order your copy today!

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