Attorney Ann Brandau, a Wisconsin and Minnesota divorce lawyer has focused her energies on collaborating with her clients to gain satisfying resolutions to their family law and divorce issues. Attorney Brandau truly listens to her clients and seeks to understand their goals, issues and problems. She explains how today's decisions may affect future financial outcomes, such as taxes, and helps her clients develop the best solutions for their current legal problems.
Attorney Ann Brandau has helped hundreds of clients find solutions to their legal problems. She can help you find a solution to yours. Ann regularly consults with people regarding matters such as those listed below.
Counseling & legal representation for division of marital property & debts
Marital property agreements
Child cusotdy and support
In some cases, pet custody & visitation
Wisconsin Divorce Laws
Ann Brandau is experienced in all facets of Wisconsin & Minnesota family law. These include adoption, guardian ad litem appointments, termination of parental rights, prenuptial agreements, paternity issues, legal separations and divorce. In working with clients who are going through divorce or legal separation, Ann I. Brandau is a sensitive yet vigorous advocate. Ann sees the process as collaborative, working together to ensure that her clients' financial and legal needs are met.
Petition for Divorce & Legal Separation
As soon as a divorce petition is filed, the couple begin to legally separate their lives. This means that finances and property will be divided. And, it is time to assign occupancy of the primary residence, arrange custody, placement, and temporary family support orders. The court approves the parties' agreements or makes these decisions in a temporary order.
Wisconsin law requires a 120 day waiting period after starting a divorce. This is the time to get financial matters in order. Ann Brandau works with her clients to assess their needs and plan for the future.
See also, "How long does it take to get a divorce in Wisconsin?"
Wisconsin is a marital property state, which means that all marital assets and debts are divided upon legal separation or divorce. It is important to be aware of the specific property, assets, and debts within the marriage.
For an informational brochure about Wisconsin's marital property law, please review the Marital Property Brochure - a free brochure brought to you by Brandau & Waltz through the Wisconsin State Bar. (You will need a free PDF reader to download the form - get the reader).
Equitable Property Division
While the law presumes an equitable property division, there are many legal and factual issues that determine what is equitable in each case. Ann Brandau helps her clients sort through these complex matters. Spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support are important issues in many divorces and legal separations. Child custody and placement are serious issues, the court will consider. What may seem like an overwhelming situation can be made understandable when you work with an attorney like Ann Brandau who understands the law and how your facts apply to the law.
Divorce Attorney & Mediator
As a family lawyer, Ann Brandau believes that it important not only to secure financial needs but also to preserve, as much as possible, the relationships that exist between parents and children. Mediation, a voluntary negotiation process that takes place outside a courtroom, can save both parties stress, time, and money. Ms. Brandau is also a trained mediator who believes in its effectiveness for divorcing couples.
When the time for courtroom action comes, Ann Brandau is well prepared. With decades of trial experience, Ms. Brandau brings a passion, assertiveness, and intelligence to the courtroom that help her to represent her clients interests.
Wisconsin Divorce Attorney
Please contact us to discuss your divorce or family law issue. Attorney Ann Brandau represents people in family law matters (such as divorce, custody, support and modifications to court orders) in Western Wisconsin and Southeast Minnesota. She appears in County Circuit Courts in La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Vernon, Trempealeau, and Richland, Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota Courts in Houston, Winona, Wabasha, Olmsted and Fillmore Counties. Attorney Brandau frequently represents military personnel, and residents of La Crosse, Tomah, New Lisbon, Mauston, Elroy, Hillsboro, Richland Center, Muscoda, Boscobel, Prairie du Chien, Viroqua, Westby, Sparta, Black River Falls, Whitehall, Alma, Blair, Onalaska, West Salem, La Crescent, Caledonia, Lansing, Spring Grove, Rushford, Preston, Spring Valley, Stewartville, Rochester, Eyota, St. Charles, Lewiston, Lakeville, Holmen, Dakota, Hokah, Witoka, Cannon Falls, Zumbrota, Pine Island, Byan and Kasson.
Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP
practicing in wisconsin & minnesota
For more than thirty combined years, Attorney Ann Brandau & Attorney Peter Waltz, the founders of the law offices of Brandau & Waltz have helped people across Wisconsin and Minnesota find workable, reliable, and effective solutions to their family law, divorce, custody, support, injury, worker's compensation, social security and other legal problems.
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