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Madison, WI 53704

Kathleen Reiley, S.C.
2453 Atwood Ave., Suite 209
Madison, WI 53704
Telephone: (608) 246-8309

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Madison Wisconsin Attorney

When you call the office of Attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Reiley, you get "Kathy", complete with her outgoing and engaging personality, wonderful sense of humor, straightforward no-nonsense Iowa-bred matter of the fact attitude, courage of a bush pilot, and undeniable caring heart that understands the journey that you have embarked upon in divorce, child custody, support, and domestic contracts and disputes, but without the marble floors or the prices to go with them. Meet Attorney Kathleen Reiley virtually.

In practice since 1986, Attorney Kathleen Reiley devotes her professional time to helping people with family law matters, such as Wisconsin divorce, traditional and same-sex cohabitation disputes, grandparent visitation, paternity, and legal child custody, physical placement, and visitation.

For more information, you can click on the links to the left, the bold links within the paragraphs, or the teal links under each paragraph.


Wisconsin Divorce Attorney

Legal Custody & Physical Custody

Attorney Kathleen Reiley is a Wisconsin divorce & family Law lawyer with more than two decades of experience handling every type of divorce action. You can click on the links below to read more information about the types of divorces recognized by Wisconsin divorce law and some questions frequently raised with regard to Wisconsin divorce laws such as marital property agreements, or refer to Wisconsin Divorce Law for a comprehensive overview.

Contested Divorce Litigation & Trial  
Uncontested Divorce Stipulated Divorce  
Mediation Cooperative Divorce  
Cohabitation Disputes Collaborative Style  
Marital Property Alimony  

Wisconsin Divorce Law

The legal custody and physical placement of a child are often times referred to as "custody" in general, however, legal custody, physical placement and visitation have different meanings under the law. The overview about custody, placement and visitation explains some of these differences. Custody will be an issue that must be resolved in any divorce with children.

Custody Overview
Legal Custody |Physical Placement |Visitation

Grandparents' Visitation Rights

Paternity Actions

Wisconsin Mediation Attorney

Adjudication of paternity is the process of establishing that a man is the father of a child in order to establish the paternity, legal custody, physical placement and support of the child. Paternity adjudication is sometimes referred to as a paternity action or paternity suit. The need for a paternity adjudication can arise whether the couple is married or unmarried, whether they are in cohabitation or separated, and in several situations.

Wisconsin Paternity Law


Guardianships are legal relationships between a person who is unable to make decisions on his or her own behalf and a person appointed by a court to make those decisions.

Wisconsin Guardianship

Guardians Ad Litem's are attorneys. Parties can ask for a GAL, but ultimately a court orders (appoints) a GAL during a divorce proceeding.


Under Wisconsin laws, mediation is recognized as a legal means of resolving conflicts including divorce mediation and contract mediation (dispute resolution for people living together). Attorney Kathleen Reiley is an experienced mediator. Whether a person's attorney can be present at the mediation depends upon certain facts. Attorney Reiley can serve as an neutral third party mediator in cases in which she does not represent the parties, or prepare clients to go to mediation.

Wisconsin Mediation | What Mediators Do

A Dispute Between Unmarried Couples

Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative lifestyle choices can include both traditional and same sex cohabitation relationships. Dispute between unmarried couples are not resolved under Wisconsin Marital Property Law, but rather through Wisconsin contract law. The disputes are resolved in court through negotiation and through mediation. Attorney Kathy Reiley has been handling alternative dispute methods for more than two decades.

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Kathleen Reiley, S.C.
2453 Atwood Ave., Suite 209
Madison, WI 53704
Telephone: (608) 246-8309
Map and directions to Attorney Kathleen Reiley's office.
(Occasionally, people spell Reiley as Riley, but it is correctly spelled Reiley on this website - just in case you were wondering).


In Wisconsin, the courts require that every person seeking a divorce decree complete and submit to the court a financial disclosure form providing details regarding assets, debts, bills, and bank accounts. That form and others are available in the forms section for you to download with a free reader called Acrobat Reader (a very common and safe tool used on the Internet extensively). Get the free reader here.

There are a variety of websites online that can provide you with useful information, but it is sometimes difficult to determine which ones are valid sources.

The links below will lead you to pages that can provide useful information.

Automobile Values Online  
CCAP (Wisconsin Circuit Court Access)  
KIDS (Wisconsin Child Support Access explanation)  
Workforce Development  
Online Family Law Library  
Divorce Checklists  
Courthouse Locator  
Financial Disclosure Form - Divorce Actions  
Online Payment Options (Including Pay Pal)  
The Emotional Side of Divorce  
What To Expect During Divorce  

Online Family Law Resources

Wisconsin Divorce & Family Attorney - Locations Frequently Served

For a complete list of the courts where Attorney Kathleen Reiley most frequently appears, please visit the Wisconsin Circuit Courts page (in Wisconsin, divorce and family law matters are heard in the circuit courts).

Dane County
Madison, WI and surrounding area - Belleville, Black Earth, Blue Mounds, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, Dane, Deerfield, DeForest, Fitchburg, McFarland, Maple Bluff, Marshall, Mazomanie, Middleton, Monona, Mount Horeb, Oregon, Rockdale, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee, Windsor

Columbia County
Arlington, Cambria, Columbus, Doylestown, Fall River, Friesland, Lake Wisconsin, Lodi, Pardeeville, Portage, Poynette, Randolph, Rio, Wisconsin Dells, Wyocena

Dodge County
Beaver Dam, Brownsville, Clyman, Columbus, Fox Lake, Hartford, Horicon, Hustisford, Iron Ridge, Juneau, Kekoskee, Lomira, Lowell, Mayville, Neosho, Randolph, Reeseville, Theresa, Watertown, Waupun

Green County
Albany, Belleville, Brodhead, Brooklyn, Browntown, Monticello, New Glarus

Iowa County
Arena, Avoca, Barneveld, Blanchardville, Cobb, Dodgeville, Highland, Hollandale, Linden, Livingston, Mineral Point, Montfort, Muscoda, Rewey, Ridgeway

Jefferson County
Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Hebron, Helenville, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Lac La Belle, Lake Mills, Lake Ripley, Palmyra, Rome, Sullivan, Waterloo, Watertown, Whitewater

Juneau County
Camp Douglas, Elroy, Hustler, Lyndon Station, Mauston, Necedah, New Lisbon, Union Center, Wonewoc

Lafayette County
Argyle, Belmont, Benton, Blanchardville, Cuba City, Darlington, Gratiot, Hazel Green, Shullsburg, South Wayne

Marquette County
Endeavor, Montello, Neshkoro, Oxford, Westfield

Richland County
Boaz, Cazenovia, Lone Rock, Richland Center, Viola, Yuba

Sauk County
Baraboo, Cazenovia, Ironton, Lake Delton, Lake Wisconsin, La Valle, Lime Ridge, Loganville, Merrimac, North Freedom, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Reedsburg, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Spring Green, West Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Divorce & Family Law Information