Who Is Your Divorce Lawyer?
When you call the office of Attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Reiley, you get "Kathy", complete with her outgoing and engaging personality, wonderful sense of humor, straight forward 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.
Attorney Kathleen Reiley, Divorce & Family Law
Wisconsin Divorce Attorney
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
Legal Custody & Physical Custody
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.
Legal Custody | Physical Placement | Visitation
Adjudication of paternity is the process of determining that a man is the father of a child in order to establish the paternity, legal custody, physical placement and support of the child with an enforceable judgment as the end result. 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 and divorcing or unmarried, whether they are in cohabitation or separated. The issue of the right to have the birth certificates of children of same sex married couples is pending as of the spring of 2015 in the Federal District Court of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Paternity Law
Grandparents' Visitation Rights
Wisconsin Mediation Attorney
Under Wisconsin laws, mediation is recognized as one form of alternative dispute resolution to resolve 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 a neutral third party mediator in cases in which she does not represent the parties, or she can prepare clients to go to mediation.
Wisconsin Mediation | What Mediators Do
Guardianships is the legal relationship between a person who is adjudicated to unable to make decisions on his or her own behalf and a person appointed by a court to make those decisions.
Guardians Ad Litem are attorneys. Parties can ask for a GAL in a custody or placement dispute, but ultimately a court orders (appoints) a GAL during a divorce, legal custody, physical placement or grandparent visitation proceeding. The Guardian ad Litem represents the best interests of the child, not necessarily what the child wants or what the parent wants. The GAL serves at the Courtís discretion and not at the will of the parties.
Unmarried Couples' Disputes
Alternative lifestyle choices can include cohabitation relationships of both opposite sex and same sex partners. These property disputes are not resolved under Wisconsin Marital Property Law or Wisconsin Divorce Law, but rather through Wisconsin contract law. The disputes are resolved in court through negotiation, through mediation and through litigated trials. Attorney Kathy Reiley has been handling alternative dispute methods for more than two decades.
Cohabitation | Cohabitation Dispute Resolution
Contact Attorney Reiley
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).
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Attorney Reiley - Finding a lawyer
- Contact Attorney Kathy Reiley
- 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
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.