Divorce Family Law Legal Separation Child Placement CustodyOutside of the death of a spouse, divorce and marital separation rank as the most stressful events people are likely to experience in their lifetime. That understanding guides our family law practice.

We strive to provide our clients with effective, compassionate representation that never loses site of the emotional impact of a divorce on you and your family. In cases involving children, we are committed to working with the courts and opposing counsel to discover placement arrangements that that are in best interests of your kids and your family.

How We Can Help

In addition to contested and uncontested divorces, involving both both litigation and out-of-court settlements, our family law services include:

  • Post-divorce actions, negotiations and settlement
  • Divorce mediation
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Annulment
  • Restraining orders
  • Paternity
  • Legal custody and physical placement issues
  • Property division and maintenance
  • Child support
  • Grandparent and third party visitation rights.

Understanding Your Divorce

We know your decision isn’t an easy one, and your sure to have plenty of questions the divorce process, especially as it involves your children. Please download the pamphlet below for an overview and answers to common questions.

Video FAQS

In the following videos, Attorney Julia Chidley answers many commons questions about divorce and family law issues in Wisconsin.


To speak with an attorney at our Watertown office, please visit our contact page, or call Bender, Larson, Chidley, Koppes & Associates at (920) 261-7626.