Family Law - Now Affordable for Everyone
I have found that many clients want to do their own divorces and post divorce actions. Oftentimes they can, they just need periodic guidance. Therefore, I offer a service whereby clients pay me my hourly fee whenever they need my help. You pay for only the time you are in my office.
I will explain the procedures and the sequence in which you have to go through them. I can show you where to find the necessary forms and assist you in filling them out correctly. I will advise you on the law and the proper course to take in your case. This will save you a lot of time and money, as many people who do not have legal expertise or training will use the wrong forms, fill them out incorrectly, or make a mistake of law that could put their case at risk. In short, you receive the same expertise as my full service clients, but depending on how much of the legwork and forms you can do, you can save thousands of dollars.
Prime candidates for this service are those clients with a minimum of assets and where children have not been born to the marriage. Also, good candidates are cases where there are children and assets, but most of the issues in the divorce have been agreed upon ahead of time.
This is a rapidly growing part of my practice and the part of my practice that I enjoy the most.
WARNING: Do not ever go into a final divorce hearing without first having me review your divorce agreement!
I have reviewed many divorce agreements prior to the final hearing. In almost every case, even though the parties are just trying to be fair to each other, one of the parties has made a mistake in valuing assets that winds up costing him or her thousands of dollars. Assets in a divorce are valued differently than you would think. For instance, in dividing up two retirement accounts, different tax rules may apply that can cost a party thousands of dollars. It is not just simply a matter of taking the number on the retirement account statement and dividing it in half.
Contact me to schedule an initial consultation or call. Oftentimes, I can do the initial consultation over the phone. I will help you understand your rights and review how we will work together to meet your needs in do-it-yourself divorce and family law matters.
Attorney Michael Higgins • Call 608-345-6550 • Contact Me Online
Please contact me to schedule an appointment. I am available during the evening and on weekends if that is more convenient for you.
Initial consultations are free for my clients. Initial consultations for do-it-yourself divorce are a maximum of 1/2 hour.
Attorney Michael Higgins
Henry & Higgins, L.L.C.
7611 Elmwood Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
Telephone: 608-345-6550| Fax: 608-836-0986
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