Client Focused

CFLCW is a not for profit association of collaborative professionals practicing and promoting collaborative law, an alternative to the traditional court system. We believe that the confrontational and inefficient aspects of litigation harm families.

Our Mission

What Our Clients Say

We believe Collaborative law to be a more respectful approach to resolving disputes and serving everyone in the family.

Read what our clients think about their experiences with Collaborative Divorce and their team members.

Our 21st Year

Established in 2000, CFLCW is one of the oldest Collaborative Practice Groups in the world.

CFLCW Members have served as leaders of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, trained colleagues in the Collaborative Process and held leadership positions in a number of related professional organizations.

True professionals

Members of CFLCW are trained to serve you and the family team, and they maintain their skills thorough ongoing learning and development.

Members participate in the continuing education required of their respective professions, but also attend seminars and advanced training in related areas of family law such as tax and family financial topics, mediation skills, and communications. These "Continuing Collaborative Credits" insure that your professional exceeds what is required of them by their licensing authorities.

Thanks to Our Silver Sponsors for 2021-2022!

  • Sandra Eugster, Ph.D. | 440 Science Drive, Suite 201, Madison, WIhttps://www.madisondivorcemediation.com/

    Sandra Eugster, Ph.D.

    Madison Divorce Mediation, LLC, 440 Science Dr., Suite 400, Madison, WI 53711

    In our interdisciplinary mediation process, we support and guide families from filing the initial action through to the final hearing. Our team always includes an attorney neutral, a financial neutral, and a mental health neutral. We appeal to people's desire to be their best selves, even when in conflict. We guide parties to work together until they reach agreements about children, property and income division in a civilized and human manner, protecting the kids from being harmed by contentious litigation.  Our clients leave with self respect intact, taking comfort in the fact that the process was completed in the best manner possible.

    Contact us at 608-474-7111 or visit us online at www.madisondivorcemediation.com 

  • First Look Family Law | 15850 W. Bluemound Rd. Suite 304 | Brookfield WI 53005We help lower your conflict to lower your cost, both financial and emotional

    Karyn Youso, JD

    Divorce is difficult, even in the most amicable of families.  At First Look Family Law we are here to support you with the answers you need to get you through this stressful time.  We offer compassionate, straightforward advice, with the goal of helping you move on to the next stage of your life.

    Call us at 262-788-5335 or visit us online at www.firstlooklaw.com

  • Jill Klotz Flitter, Ph.D., S.C. | 1619 Monroe Street | Madison WI 53711Collaborative Divorce Professional and Mediator

    Jill Klotz Flitter, Ph.D.

    Jill Klotz Flitter, PhD has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 20 years, working in both academic and clinical settings in Madison since 2005. In addition to being a psychotherapist, Dr. Klotz Flitter helps families and couples navigate the challenges of divorce through her roles as divorce coach, child specialist, mediator, parent coordinator, and co-parent counselor. Aiming to minimize the potential negative impact of divorce on children and to foster healthy relationships among family members, she helps families of diverse constellations and ages. Dr. Klotz Flitter is a board member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

    Integral Psychology Center | 608-255-9330, Ext. 104 | integralpsychology.com

  • Horizons Law Group, LLC | 611 N. Barker Road, Suite 209 | Brookfield WI 53045Attorney Services & Creative Legal Solutions

    Michelle Fitzgerald, JD

    Michelle Fitzgerald, JD - Horizons Law Group
    Our team of experienced attorneys helps explain your legal options and available alternatives so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed effectively.

    Contact us at 262-432-3600. Visit our website at www.horizonslaw.com

  • Koritzinsky & Karls, LLC | 414 D’Onofrio Drive, #300 | Madison WI 53719Contact Nanette at 608-833-7799 

    Nanette Karls, JD

    KORITZINSKY & KARLS, LLC
    Nanette's practice focuses in the areas of Family Law, Residential Real Estate, and Estate Planning. Nanette graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1988, and Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1991. She is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Wisconsin and served on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc.

    Contact Nanette at 608-833-7799.

    Visit Koritzinsky & Karls, LLC online at koritzinskykarls.com

  • Daniel Smith, CDFA | W175 N11081 Stonewood Drive, STE 207 | Germantown WI 53022We Bring Clarity & Focus to Achieve Your Financial Vision

    Daniel K. Smith, CDFA

    Daniel K. Smith, CDFA
    Twenty Twenty Wealth & Advisory Partners

    Our Mission is simple, we provide focused guidance to help you achieve your vision for the future. We take complicated financial matters and make them clear and easy to understand.

    Contact us at 262-373-6080

  • Diane S. Diel, S.C. | 126 N. Jefferson Street Suite 201 | Milwaukee WI 53202Solving Problems. Easing Family Transitions

    Diane S. Diel, JD

    Diane S. Diel, S.C. is a Milwaukee collaborative divorce attorney who provides a choice of process options including Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Limited Scope Representation, and help with Marital Agreements. Her approach to divorce is designed to solve problems and smooth transitions.

    Contact Diane at 414-224-5355. Visit Diane S. Diel, S.C. online at www.diellaw.com

  • Karen Julian, RN, JD | PO Box 5526 | Madison WI 53705(608) 219-8619

    Karen Julian, RN, JD

    KAREN D. JULIAN LAW OFFICES, S.C.
    PO Box 5526
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705
    Telephone: (608) 219-8619

    I help people accomplish their goals and resolve their disputes effectively and respectfully. My practice is focused on collaborative law and mediation, estate planning, and residential real estate. www.Karenjulianlaw.com 

  • D’Angelo & Grabow, LLP | N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 200 | Waukesha WI 53188Not All Divorces Are The Same

    Christine D'Angelo, JD

    ReAnna Grabow, JD

    D'ANGELO & GRABOW, LLP
    We know every family's legal needs are different. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your options and decide which path is best to pursue.

    Call us at 262-278-0987. Visit us online at www.dangelograbow.com

CFLCW - Supporting Collaborative Divorce in Wisconsin since 2000.

Trained, Experienced and Dedicated Professionals

All Members of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin have specialized training in the Collaborative Process. The professionals work in any number of configurations to assist you reach an agreements on all issues that need to be resolved. Your Team is assembled based on what you and your family need.

Collaborative Practice is based upon a process:

  • Of resolving issues without going to court.
  • Using time tested and innovative problem solving approaches to resolve disputes.
  • Guided by what is important to you. Collaborative professionals ask you about your goals.
  • Requiring transparent sharing of information.

To maintain the problem-solving focus of the process, you will agree in writing that your Collaborative professionals cannot assist you in court if it becomes a contested matter; instead, you will be provided assistance transitioning to new court-based attorneys.

WHY COLLABORATIVE WORKS

The process is client-driven and family focused. The Goal is a resolution of issues, whether legal, financial or emotional, that make sense for your family. Your attorney is your advocate; he/she is also an advocate for a fair and workable solution that  makes sense for you, your spouse and your children. If your goal is to win at all costs, to extract as much as you can from your partner and the process, then you should spend your resources in court.

Collaborative teams use experts and neutral professionals to help to resolve difficult issues. All are dedicated to the process and to an outcome that makes sense for your family. Not every family needs a child specialist for example, but if you do have children, their expertise can be crucial to resolving issues today and preventing senseless problems in the future.

There are no secrets in Collaborative. Everyone has a voice and the process is transparent. Both you and your partner need to have a common understanding of financial matters for example. Your attorney will advocate for you in Collaborative; but they will also work with you and the other team members - and your partner - to reach workable solutions for the future.

Very often contested divorces are bogged down in what was and who did what to the marriage. Collaborative is a problem solving process first and a legal and financial process second. The challenge in every divorce is to find ways to make two households out of one in a way that works for your finances, your children and your future. Collaborative focuses upon that goal, not who "wins."

What & Who are Sponsors?

You will see professionals appearing on this website listed as "Sponsors." These individuals and firms have donated to make the information on this website available to you. While all members support CFLCW, sponsors provide additional funding for annual training for new and existing members. We thank them for their extraordinary support and commitment to the Collaborative Process.

Diamond Sponsors - 2021/2022
Vrakas CPAs+Advisors | La Fleur Law Office | WFA Asset Management | Boardman Clark, LLP | Zimmermann Law Offices, S,C. | Burbach & Stansbury, S.C. | Pines Bach, LLP

Gold Sponsors- 2021/2022
MacGillis Wiemer, LLC | Arthur Law Office, LLC | Richter & Phillips, LLP | J. Wexler Law, s.c. | Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC | Christine M. King, CDFA | Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C| Cornerstone Counseling Services, Inc.

Silver Sponsors- 2021/2022
D'Angelo & Grabow | Westside Psychotherapy | Koritzinsky & Karls, LLC | Horizons Law Group, LLC | Jill Klotz Flitter, Ph.D. | Karen Julian Law | Diane S. Diel, JD | Karyn Youso, JD | Karen Julian, RN, JD | Daniel K. Smith, CDFA | Megann Hendrix, JD | Sandra Eugster, Ph.D. | Brian H. Jensen

Donor Sponsors- 2021/2022
Steven Meyerson, CPA