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Updated November 26, 2015

2015 CFLCW Annual Meeting
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Thanks to our Members:

The information on this website and the support necessary to maintain it is made possible by all of the members of CFLCW, and the extraordinary financial contributions of the CFLCW members listed here - you can visit their websites by clicking on the logos below:

Divorce Financial Solutions
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Vrakas cpas+advisors
Brookfield, WI 53005

WFA Asset Management Corp.
Whitefish Bay, WI 5321

Affiliate Members Sally & David Hanson
Keller Williams Realty
New Berlin, WI 53151

Cullen Weston Pines & Bach
Madison, WI 53703

Diane S. Diel, SC
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Law Offices of Karen Goldman Zimmermann
Bayside, WI 53217

Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Burbach & Stansbury

Milwaukee, WI

Christy Brooks, JD
Milwaukee, WI

Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison, WI

Daniel K. Smith
Waddell & Reed

D'Angelo & Jones, LLP
Waukesha, WI 53188


This web site is for for Wisconsin couples and families to learn about collaborative law and help you find the appropriate professionals for your situation.

The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW) is a not-for-profit association of attorneys, financial experts, divorce coaches and child specialists trained in the Collaborative Divorce. Read About who we are.

There are very important differences between the Collaborative Process and traditional litigation. Throughout this website you can view brief videos about those differences, how the Collaborative Process works, and the professionals that practice Collaborative.

Kathy Gehl, PsyD, an experienced Child Specialist discusses the impact of divorce upon children and the role of the Child Specialist in the Collaborative Process

Here are 5 recommended steps to follow to learn more about the Collaborative Process:

  1. Learn about what "collaborative divorce" is all about - Beginning in the green menu bar above is a link called "Learn About Collaborative." That is the first page of a self-directed Tour of Collaborative; it provides an overview of the process and what you can expect.

  2. Talk to a collaborative professional - You can search for an attorney or a coach on this website at our Search for a Professional page.

  3. Introduce the Collaborative approach with your spouse or partner. This is a voluntary process. It is important for both of you to agree that Collaborative is the best process for you to use to get through your divorce.

  4. Put together Your Team. Once you and your partner have agreed to use the Collaborative process, you will each retain your attorney and meet with him or her prior to a first joint meeting.

  5. Schedule a First Joint Meeting. At the first joint meeting you will sign the Collaborative Participation Agreement, identify your major goals and concerns, and plan the next steps of your process.

You are encouraged to read through the detailed description of collaborative practice on this website. We also have a detailed Frequently Asked Questions.



Learn More about divorce options in Wisconsin

The Second Saturday Wisconsin informational seminar is next scheduled for December 12 at the Oak Creek Community Center in Oak Creek and at Globe University in Madison. Visit the 2nd Saturday Wisconsin website for details.


iHeart Radio Interviews with CFLCW Members:

As part of the Second Saturday initiative, 2 members of the CFLCW Board were interviewed for public service programming on the iHeart Radio network,
Christy D'Angelo, JD
was interviewed by Dan O' Donnell of WISN Radio in Milwaukee, part of the iHeart Network. You can listen to the interview here.

Rebecca Oettinger, JD
was interviewed by John Colbert of the iHeart network in Madison on the Madison Forum program. Her interview can be heard here.

Military Families

CFLCW also has members available to work with military families facing family law and related issues - see our listing of volunteers.

You can search for a CFLCW Professional here in 2 ways - by Member type and county or the all new Google Maps Page. Note the Goggle Maps page is in development and may not be available in the overnight hours.

Visit these CFLCW sites:

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