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About Wisconsin Family Lawyers

Our Wisconsin lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent Wisconsin's economy include agriculture, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in family law. Family lawyers typically provide advice and other legal services that affect various aspects of the family, which include divorce, adoption, child custody and support issues, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, and other types of legal issues that come up between family members. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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David W. on ContractsCounsel
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September 27, 2021

David W.

Lawyer
Free Consultation
Wisconsin
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WI
Marquette Law School

The Law Office of David Watson, LLC provides comprehensive and individualized estate-planning services for all stages and phases of life. I listen to your goals and priorities and offer a range of estate-planning services, including trusts, wills, living wills, durable powers of attorney, and other plans to meet your goals. And for convenience and transparency, many estate-planning services are provided at a flat rate.

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June 30, 2023

Vicki P.

Attorney
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Danville, Pennsylvania
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in PA, WI
Regent University School of Law

Vicki graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1996. She is a licensed attorney. She has been admitted to Wisconsin since 1998 and Pennsylvania since 1999.

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August 1, 2023

Jesse A.

Attorney
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Kingsford, Michigan
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MI, WI
University of Illinois-Chicago

General practice attorney with experience in civil litigation, family law, criminal law, estate planning, business formation, real estate and business transactions.

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September 24, 2020

Maxwell L.

Lawyer, Owner
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New Berlin, WI
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WI
Marquette University Law School (JD)

Firm rated best ADR firm for Wisconsin and won an award for cultural innovation in dispute resolution from acquisition international magazine in 2016 and it was rated "Best of Brookfield" by Best Businesses in 2015. Attorney Maxwell C. Livingston was rated 10 best in Labor & Employment Law by American Institute of Legal Counsel and 40 Under 40 by American Society of Legal Advocates for 2016; he also won 10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. He is licensed in Wisconsin in all state and federal courts, and in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, wherein he won a landmark decision in McCray v. Wielke.

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Michael B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Illinois
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, MN, WI
University of the Pacific

Michael has extensive experience advising companies from start-ups to established publicly-traded companies . He has represented businesses in a wide array of fields IT consulting, software solutions, web design/ development, financial services, SaaS, data storage, and others. Areas of expertise include contract drafting and negotiation, terms of use, business structuring and funding, company and employee policies, general transactional issues as well as licensing and regulatory compliance. His prior experience before entering private practice includes negotiating sales contracts for a Fortune 500 healthcare company, as well as regulatory compliance contracts for a publicly traded dental manufacturer. Mr. Brennan firmly believes that every business deserves a lawyer that is both responsive and dependable, and he strives to provide that type of service to every client.

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September 2, 2020

Maury B.

Senior Counsel
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Minneapolis, MN
33 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MN, WI
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Respected, driven, ethical, and high energy legal and business professional with strong focus on litigation, contracts and compliance issues. Critical management experience includes client development, developing core initiatives, and forecasting risk in major corporations. Strong legal research, analytical and problem solving skills with demonstrated adaptability in a multifaceted legal practice including delivering high value results in a Fortune 10 environment. Core competencies include: Tactical and strategic legal direction and support to clients which includes contract negotiation, drafting and review, business planning, and a passion for relationship management. Excellent legal research, writing, analytical and problem solving skills including legal training and compliance with regulatory requirements and corporate policies. Coordinates with in-house legal and business resources for team building with excellent verbal communication skills, coaching, and leadership.

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September 12, 2022

Wendy C.

Attorney
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Chicago
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Business Advisor and Real Estate Consultant: Small boutique firm working to assist entrepreneurs, business start-ups, property investors, new home buyers, and distressed owners Wendy Calvert began her career as a corporate attorney focusing on complex commercial litigation, primarily in construction, property and casualty, and contractor liability. Through this experience, Wendy has managed and successfully litigated cases in Illinois and Wisconsin. In 2004, Wendy relocated to Illinois to work as an insurance litigation counsel and later as an executive sales consultant and insurance expert. Wendy now utilizes her skills as a contract negotiator, litigator, and sales consultant to negotiate real estate deals and help entrepreneurs create and grow the businesses of their dreams. EDUCATION Wendy earned her Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin Madison. In 1989, Wendy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Communications from Marquette University.

Devan B. on ContractsCounsel
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May 3, 2023

Devan B.

fractional corporate counsel
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Denver, Colorado
18 Yrs Experience
Licensed in WI
Marquette University Law School

General corporate attorney specializing in commercial contracting and data privacy.

Timothy J. on ContractsCounsel
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August 1, 2023

Timothy J.

Corporate Counsel
Free Consultation
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, IL, WI
Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law

Financial Services, Business, Corporate, Personal Injury, and Healthcare. I've represented fortune 100 companies and defended individuals in personal debt litigation. Wide breadth of experience, ready to assist.

Amy F. on ContractsCounsel
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August 10, 2023

Amy F.

Real Estate and Business Lawyer
Free Consultation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX, WI
University of Wisconsin

As a lawyer of 27 years, I have a great deal of experience handling many different types of legal projects. Starting with a simple estate plan or the purchase of a personal residence, and moving all the way to complex estate plans and real estate transactions. I regularly advise small business owners and real estate investors.

Brittany B. on ContractsCounsel
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October 1, 2023

Brittany B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Upton, Massachusetts
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, VT, WI
University of St. Thomas

I am a tax attorney with years of experience as in house counsel at an accounting firm. I have also done tax litigation and audit representation. I work with for profits and non profits.

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July 23, 2023

John W.

Strategic Business Partner
Free Consultation
Brookline, MA
38 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, MD, VA
Georgetown University Law Center

I am a business lawyer with 30+ years of experience, with a specialization in the life sciences industry. I have been general counsel at 5 different companies - both large and growing, as well as small and emerging. I have built legal teams and have extensive experience with Boards of Directors.

Family Legal Questions and Answers

Family

Prenuptial Agreement

Texas

Asked on Apr 15, 2023

Can a prenuptial agreement be challenged in court?

I am recently engaged and am considering entering into a prenuptial agreement with my fiancé. We have differing financial backgrounds and I am concerned that the agreement may not be fair to either of us. I want to understand if a prenuptial agreement can be challenged in court and the conditions under which this could happen.

Nicole P.

Answered May 12, 2023

Texas calls prenuptial agreements "Premarital Agreements". These agreements, just like any other contract, can be challenged in court. A challenge to the agreement does not mean it will be found invalid, however. Surviving a challenge to the premarital agreement is primarily accomplished all the way back to when the agreement is drafted and executed. There are requirements or prohibitions for the agreement terms to be valid, which are too numerous to list here, but can be found in the Texas Family Code, chapter 4. In Texas, no consideration is required, but the Agreement must be in writing, and signed by both parties. It must be free from fraud and duress, and entered into voluntarily. It cannot be unconscionable, and the parties must provide a fair and reasonable disclosure of the property and financial obligations (unless waived). Enforcement of a premarital agreement falls under the Texas Family Code 4.006. Additionally, any provision that would adversely affect the support of children is going to be prohibited. Conservatorship and possession/access (custody and visitation) will always be determined by the Court under the best interest of the children standard, regardless of what may have been put into the agreement. The best way to survive a challenge is to hire a competent attorney to draft the agreement, ensure the agreement complies with the Texas Family Code, provide a fair and reasonable disclosure from both parties, both parties being represented by their own attorney when entering into the agreement, and ensuring the agreement is available for review far in advance of the wedding date.

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Family

Contract Agreement

Florida

Asked on Sep 4, 2021

Are emails legally binding?

My ex-husband and I discussed getting my son a cell phone, but he was very much against it. We came to an agreement that we would not get him one until the end of the school year, but my current husband bought him one. I am wondering if the email that was written is legally binding. I would like my son to still be able to use the phone, even though my exhusband is still against it, but wanted to make sure the agreement that was made wasn't legally binding.

Ayelet F.

Answered Sep 10, 2021

Early in law school we learned that any bargain for consideration can be legally binding, meaning anything even written on a cocktail napkin can be binding if it contains the elements necessary to deem it a contract. Although I am answering this as a hypothetical and not as your attorney it is very possible for an agreement to be deemed legally binding when done via email if it can meet the threshold of being a contract. The basic elements for a contract or legally binding agreement are offer and acceptance, adequate consideration, capacity and legality of the contract. If an email contains all those elements it can be an agreement that was made through the course of the communication. I would certainly recommend speaking with your divorce attorney or a family law attorney licensed in your state if you are concerned about any possible liability. *The answer above does not constitute legal advice, nor create an attorney-client relationship.*

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Family

Postnuptial Agreement

Texas

Asked on Apr 23, 2023

How long does it take to create a postnuptial agreement?

My spouse and I have been married for 8 years and have recently decided to create a postnuptial agreement. We have discussed our intentions for the agreement, but I am unsure how long it will take to complete the process. I am looking for an estimate of how much time it will take to create and finalize the postnuptial agreement.

Faryal A.

Answered Jun 6, 2023

I can prepare a postnuptial agreement for you in 1 day. All you would need to do is add details of your assets. To execute it, you need to sign it before a notary to have it notarized. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss it further. Thank you.

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Family

Prenuptial Agreement

New York

Asked on Mar 29, 2022

Prenup

Hey i'm getting married next month in NY How much will it cost?

Jane C.

Answered May 10, 2022

I suggest you submit a proposal for lawyers to bid on.

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Prenuptial Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

Is a prenuptial agreement legally binding?

I am planning to get married and I have been advised to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect my assets in the event of a divorce. However, I am unclear on the legal validity and enforceability of a prenuptial agreement and whether it can be challenged or overturned in court. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to help me understand the legal implications of a prenuptial agreement and ensure that my interests are protected.

Briana C.

Answered Apr 25, 2023

Judges in most cases honor and enforce (signed and notarized) prenuptial agreements between two spouses as long as both parties entered it freely and voluntarily and with full knowledge of one another financial circumstances, and the agreement is not "unconscionable." A prenuptial agreement may not be enforced if (1) either party signed it under duress or coercion or undue pressure (or, say, the night before the wedding), (2) the party seeking to enforce it did not truthfully and completely disclose their financial information, or (3) enforcing the prenup would leave one spouse so destitute that they could not meet their most basic living expenses (i.e., would be forced onto welfare). In short, the prenuptial agreement will be enforced if (1) all the procedural requirements were met at the time it was signed and (2) the terms are not unconscionable, taking into account the circumstances existing at the time of divorce.

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