Divorce Resources


What documents and information do I need to pull together?

Divorce Planning Checklist

What kind of help will I need from professionals?

Blog: The Wise Divorce

Blog:  Whose Advice Can You Trust?

The 12 Financial Pitfalls of Divorce

What are the different types of divorce?

Choosing a Process for Divorce: Answering Your Legal Questions (State Bar of WI)

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin

CFLCW Hi-Res Logo3 - ColorAn “association of lawyers, mental health professionals and financial advisors who work together to learn, practice and promote a collaborative process for problem solving and peaceful resolution of family law issues.” Site includes directory of professionals and FAQs about collaborative law.


Where can I find the forms that will need to be filed?

Milwaukee County:                       Get Help Now

Wisconsin Court System:            Circuit court forms

Basic Guides for Divorce/Legal Separation (by county)

How do I find a good attorney?

Collaborative Divorce:                 Find a Professional

Milwaukee Bar Association:       Find an Attorney

Is this what is best for my children? 

Tips for Families

Help Guide: Children and Divorce

What if I am afraid of my spouse? 

Blog:  Abused and Confused: When You Want to Leave But Don’t Know How

Sojourner Family Peace Center

The Women’s Center

Managing Your Divorce:  A Guide For Battered Women

High Conflict Institute

5 Brave Personal Stories of Domestic Abuse

What About Debts?

Divorce and Credit

What about Social Security?

Blog:  Getting a copy of your Benefit Estimate Statement

Qualifying for Divorced Spouse Benefits

What about Income Taxes?

IRS Publication 504 for Divorced or Separated Individuals

Divorce Tax Tips

Taxes in Divorce

What about college savings for our children?

Top 10 Financial Aid Mistakes That Divorcing Parents Make

Who Pays for College Tuition in a Divorce?


Post Divorce:

Emotional support

Divorce Care Support Groups

Divorce Care for Kids Support Group

Divorce MeetUp Support Groups

Financial Education and Advice

Blog:  A Checklist for the Newly Divorced Woman

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