DIVORCE OPTIONS IN WISCONSIN
Learn about divorce options in Wisconsin through 2nd Saturday Wisconsin, a regularly scheduled public education and information session about divorce and other family law issues. All the sessions are held on the second Saturday of selected months and are free, open to everyone, and with no registration or tracking of attendance. Learn more about divorce options in Wisconsin so that you can make the right choice for your situation.
The 2nd Saturday Sessions are listed below. All sessions begin at 10 AM and last about 2 hours including time for your questions and open discussion.
On May 13, 2017 the Madison area session will be in Room 118 of Predolin Hall at Edgewood College in Madison. See the detailed maps below. The location for the Milwaukee area will be posted here on April 15.
May 13, 2017 - Village of West Milwaukee Community Center
September 9, 2017 - Carroll University
October 14, 2017 - Oak Creek Community Center
Madison/ Dane County area
May 13, 2017 - Edgewood College
September 9, 2017 - To Be Announced
October 14, 2017 - To Be Announced
How the Collaborative Process is Different than Litigation or Mediation
Litigation is the traditional divorce process when both parties hire attorneys to provide legal advice and represent the positions of their clients in negotiations and court hearings. Litigation is an adversarial process because each attorney advocates positions based on their client's often-competing personal wants, needs and viewpoints. The parties communicate primarily through their attorneys, rather than directly with one another, regarding their positions, proposals and counter-proposals.
Fundamentally, litigation is controlled by the attorneys and the court; in collaborative law you control the process. In contrast to the attorney's role in the litigation model, collaborative attorneys function as settlement specialists rather than solely as adversarial advocates.
The sessions are sponsored by the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc., a 501c3 charitable organization and it’s affiliated organization, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW). All Members of CFLCW support the 2nd Saturday Program. CFLCW Members who have donated funds to provide attendees with materials are listed in the left sidebar.
Questions about 2nd Saturday Wisconsin or any of the upcoming sessions? Send an email to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your group is interested in learning about Wisconsin divorce options, members of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. are available to speak to your group. Please contact CFLCW at email@example.com
2nd Saturday Wisconsin is not affiliated with the commercial organization Wife.Org or its Second Saturday program. The Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin is a not for profit tax exempt charitable organization registered in the State of Wisconsin. We do not ask for registrations, collect any personal information or require attendees at our informational session to pay for attending. The sessions are open to the public.
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