Quality Family Law Representation

Why you can make no better choice than Murphy Volbrecht & Kuehn to represent you in your Divorce or Family Law case?

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, our Divorce and Family Law section has spent a great deal of time coming up with creative, effective winning strategies that have not only gotten our client's great results, but saved them a good deal of money. Our divorce practice is very diverse, from helping single parent Dads to get to spend time with their kids, to handling multimillion dollar divorce estates. There are a few things we pride ourselves with in handling these cases, no case is too big, and no case is too small, and there is no difference between the two. Here we treat all clients equally, as people going through a hard time. You are not just "a client." At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, We care about your needs.

Divorce and Family Law encompasses a wide variety of areas, it encompasses Adoption, Prenuptial agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements, Antenuptial Agreements, Child Support, Child Custody, Paternity, Divorce, Legal Separation, Maintenance And Support Actions, Termination Of Parental Rights, CHIPS (Children In need of Protection and Services), JIPS (Juveniles In need of Protection and Services), Juvenile Delinquency proceedings, Alimony, Change of Placement, Child Support Reduction, Child Support Increases, and Guardianships.

The reason you can choose no better law firm than Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn for your Family Law matter, is we provide you with the best information to make the best decision, including even if our firm is right for you. In deciding if you want to call Murphy Volbrecht & Kuehn, you should ask yourself these questions.

Do I want to have an Aggressive Attorney? Or do I want someone not so aggressive?

Often clients want their attorney to be very aggressive, and pound your soon to be ex spouse, into the ground. While there is a time and a place for that, you may not want that to be the entire sole tactic of the representation. When we are approached by a client who wants us to be the "Tough Guy" lawyer, we advise that we can, but being aggressive is expensive. If we object to every request, motion, and written order by the other side, and demand every issue be decided by the Court, both sides attorney fees will become very high. In the cases we have done that, we are in Court almost every month litigating the case, which involves preparation time and actual court time, all of which runs up your costs. Also, the Judge who will be deciding this case will start to get an idea of who is the one causing all of the trouble, and not look at the "black hat wearer," with much sympathy.

Now there are times when the other side deserves this level of attention, if it is an abusive relationship, the other party is being highly problematic (not dropping off the kids when ordered, not paying child support timely or at all, or just continues to harass you.)

At Murphy, Volbrecht and Kuehn, we tend to strike a balance, we are polite, but firm. We expect the other side to follow the orders of the Court, and if they do not, we make them. We do not let other lawyers take advantage of our clients.

When you meet with the Attorney, ask them what their style of litigation is?

What we mean by this, is this the blast them with everything you have type of lawyer, or is this someone who may want to look at the larger picture. If you have kids, you may want the second, not the first. Depending on the age of your children, you are going to have to deal with your child's other parent, at least, until your child is done with high school, but most likely the rest of your life. Your child will likely graduate college, get married, have children, not to mention, holidays, birthdays, and the other special days in the course of an average year. Many of these you will have to share with the other parent of your child. Do you really want your children to feel that level of animosity between you and the other parent?

Again, when you meet with the attorney, ask the question, let them answer. If they are telling you how they will rip your soon to be ex-spouse apart, remember this is someone who will be an aggressive litigator. We have dealt with these type of lawyers numerous times, they tend not to change their approach. They also tend to be rather expensive.

Figure out what you want out of the representation, and be ready to discuss it with your attorney.

Is this a short term marriage without kids, or a house, and you just want out? Is there a house, and you can not afford to maintain it? Are you a spouse who devoted your life as a home maker and feel it will be impossible to support yourself without your spouse's assistance? Be ready to demonstrate this to your attorney. Be ready to tell us what complaints your soon to be ex-spouse will have about you. We have found that this information will give us a pretty good idea of what the other side will be arguing in court, and gives us sufficient time to mount the necessary defense of your interests that you need.

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn we spend a good deal of time getting to know you and the important aspects of your case. To us, you are not merely a client, but someone whose cause is as important to us, as it is to you. If you do not know what options are available to you, we will explain them, and then give you the best advice possible to allow you to pursue these goals.

Make sure you feel comfortable with your attorney.

You need to feel comfortable with your lawyer. This person will be giving you advice that will have a major impact on the rest of your life. You should get along with and trust this person. We have rarely seen a poor relationship between a lawyer and client improve. If you have a bad feeling, do not hire this person, no matter what a friend may recommend.

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn we do our best to have a casual, almost friendship, like relationship with our clients. We do not want you to feel like you are anything less than an equal partner in your matter. We look forward to having you provide us an opportunity to serve you.

But I do not want to get a divorce, do I need an attorney?

Yes, you do. Wisconsin is a "no fault" divorce state, which means that your spouse can win a Judgment of Divorce with little effort, even if you oppose it. All one side needs to testify to is that your marriage is irretrievably broken, and their burden is met. There is no attorney who can stop it. If one says he or she can, walk away. While I understand your emotional turmoil, the best thing for you to do is find an attorney you like, hire that person, and make sure you do not make poor choices, in this troubling time for you.

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, we have had to deal with these issues unfortunately more times than not. It is hard to go through a divorce you were not expecting and do not want to go through with . We are ready to be there for you. Often, when a person is in this situation, they are inclined to make poor decisions. We are there to help you, give you good guidance, and protect your interests.

Do your research!!! Rating websites and services should be a starting point, not the extent of your research

While there are many websites that purport to rate attorneys and offer advice as to their ethics, (i.e. www.AVVO.com) these ratings can be subjective. The reality is we have met with many clients who have been highly rated by these third party websites, only to find that the ranking is improperly given. We have had experiences where these "highly rated" attorneys have actually given people very inaccurate and harmful advice. If you meet with an attorney initially, and they tell you have no claim, or you will clearly lose, we can offer no better advice than to give us a call, let us review your matter.

At Murphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, there have been numerous times that we have used a creative approach to successfully protect a client's interest.

Contact a Delavan Lakes Divorce Lawyer to handle your Family Law Action

Please contact our Elkhorn law firm with questions about the legal matters that affect you. We are available by calling 262-723-4110 or by completing our online contact form. Our attorneys are available five days a week, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. Home and hospital visits are available.