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LGBTQ Family Law Matters

Marriage & Divorce Law for LGBTQ

Attorney Kathleen Reiley has become the "go to" lawyer in the Milwaukee area, handling alternative lifestyle disputes, same sex relationship dissolutions and property issues for Wisconsin couples. If you are in a relationship with a person of the same sex, it may help to know that Attorney Kathy Reiley has assisted many people throughout Milwaukee's LGBTQ community with her unique ability to resolve their disputes and with her knowledge of the law that pertains to alternative lifestyles and relationships.

If you are in a relationship with a person of the same sex and need an attorney to help you resolve property, custody, support or maintenance types of issues, or mediate any other matter for you, please call Attorney Reiley at (414) 369-6309 or EMAIL the law office.

LGBTQ Parental Rights & Child Custody

The United States Supreme Court finally declared in 2015 that same sex couples have the right to marry in the United States. Shortly before that Supreme Court decision, federal court litigation in the State of Wisconsin held that Wisconsin's laws only permitting a man and a woman to marry were unconstitutional.

With the changes in laws now permitting people of the same sex to marry, we would presume parentage equality would follow, and the rights of all parents would be held by the courts equally.

Wisconsin has not however amended its laws to include same sex couples as parents. There have been "second parent" adoptions in Wisconsin in some counties, but this is not uniform throughout the state.

In 2016, the United States Supreme Court overruled the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling that a Georgia adoption by a same sex couple was not valid in Alabama.

Wisconsin must honor the adoptions of children by same sex parents in other states. So, for example, if such parents obtain a divorce in Wisconsin, they must be treated as equal parents in the divorce action.

If you are involved in a same-sex marriage or relationship, make sure to discuss with your attorney issues regarding past tax returns, property, prior commitment ceremonies and the circumstances concerning your children or your partner or spouse's children.

Wisconsin State Licensed Attorney:

Attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Reiley exclusively practices law in the state of Wisconsin.

Practice Focus on Divorce and Family Law:

Attorney Reiley focuses her law practice in the area of family law, handling legal separation, Divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriages and divorces, child custody, legal custody, physical placement of minor children, child support, spousal support, paternity, marital property issues, and guardianships.

Divorce Trial Litigation and Divorce Mediation:

With more than thirty years of experience in family law, Attorney Reiley has also participated in the Dane County Bar Association Mediation Project since its inception. Attorney Reiley offers mediation services and divorce mediation, as well as collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, contested divorce, litigated trial divorce, stipulated divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce of elderly spouses, spousal support (alimony), extensive real estate matters involved in divorce, post divorce modifications and actions, and child support modifications.


Kathleen Reiley, SC
Reiley Law Offices
7161 N Port Washington Road, Suite B
Milwaukee (Glendale), Wisconsin 53217
Telephone: (414) 369-6309
Website: ReileyLaw.com

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Geographic Focus:

Attorney Reiley most frequently represents people in Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin


Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, River Hills, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, and Saint Francis, & Wisconsin.


Bayside, Belgium, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Grafton, Mequon, Newburg, Port Washington, Saukville, Thiensville, & Waubeka, Wisconsin.


Sheboygan, Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove, Waldo, Gibbsville, Sheboygan Falls, Oostburg, Adell, Cascade, Plymouth, Howards Grove, Glenbeulah, Mosel, Kohler, Random Lake, Greenbush, and Hingham, Wisconsin.


Allenton, Germantown, Hartford, Jackson, Kewaskum, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger, & West Bend, Wisconsin.


Big bed, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequa, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Lake, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee, Summit Village, Sussex, Wales, & Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Call Milwaukee Divorce Attorney Reiley Today:

To speak with Attorney Reiley regarding your situation, please call (414-369-6309) her or send her an email.

Kathleen Reiley, S.C.
7161 North Port Washington Road, Suite B
Milwaukee (Glendale), Wisconsin, 53217

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 170364
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53217

Located in North Milwaukee in the Glendale community.
Attorney Reiley's practice reaches across Milwaukee County and into surrounding Jefferson, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha counties.