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Divorce Litigation

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Serving Beaver Dam, Oshkosh, West Bend & Wisconsin

At Derr & Villarreal, our family law attorneys bring more than 50 years of combined experience to your case. We are proven trial lawyers who are also family law mediators. Whenever possible, we are dedicated to helping our clients retain the power to make decisions and to keep the peace by going through the mediation process. We have found that this is the healthy, economical way to solve your family law and divorce issues. We are ready with the personal attention and service to help you move forward to a positive future.

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Oshkosh Divorce Attorney

An Experienced Divorce Litigation Lawyer Can Be a Key to Success

When mediation isn’t an option, it often becomes necessary to use the process of litigation to decide the outcome of your divorce. This can be extremely difficult, and requires the help of an experienced and objective family law attorney. At Derr & Villarreal, LLC, our compassionate family lawyers are dedicated to providing strong representation to our Wisconsin clients.

Do you need a West Bend family law attorney for legal representation in divorce litigation? Contact our firm!

The Litigation Process

  • The common litigation process proceeds through these basic steps:
  • Drafting, Filing and Serving the Summons and Petition for Divorce
  • Filing Temporary Orders – These establish rules for the conduct of
    both parties during the process.
  • Discovery – Facts are documented such as financial records, tax returns,
    bank records and other items related to the two parties.
  • Mediation – Court orders mediation through the county which only
    determines how to share your children.
  • Deposition – Attorneys may depose parties and related witnesses under oath.
  • Final Preparation for Trial – Attorneys submit Pre-Trial Documents
    requested by the court and the attorney and client prepare for trial.
  • Trial – Attorneys present evidence through witnesses testifying under
    oath regarding contested issues. The judge decides key issues such as
    spousal and child support, the value of property, debts, any equalizing
    payment, contribution to attorney fees, among others. A Final Decree of
    Divorce outlines those decisions.
  • Appeal – A judge’s decision may be appealed within forty-five
    days after notice of entry of the final Divorce Judgment. If no written
    entry of judgment, the decision may be appealed within 90 days.

Advocating for Our Clients & Their Best Interests

Litigation can often be a long and difficult process with a timetable determined by a judge. At Derr & Villarreal, LLC, we understand the workings of the family court and pride ourselves on thorough attention to detail and procedure. We keep you clearly informed as we work to help you make the best possible decisions.

Contact the Wisconsin family law firm of Derr & Villarreal by calling 920-885-5549 in Beaver Dam, (262) 988-4544 in West Bend, or (920) 523-1007 in Oshkosh!

Contact Our Beaver Dam Mediation Lawyers

If you live in Wisconsin and need help with your divorce or other family law matters, call 920-885-5549 or email our team below.