When going through a divorce, you want a lawyer that is honest, respectful, and willing to fight to defend your case. At Bandle & Zaeske LLP, you’ll receive nothing less than our best, inside and outside the courtroom. Compassion, integrity and trust are hallmarks of a relationship with Bandle & Zaeske LLP,  Southeast Wisconsin’s premier, award winning family law firm.

Our commitment to these values has garnered recognition from reputable publications, our peers, and our clients. For the third year in a row (2012, 2013, 2014), M Magazine, Milwaukee’s premier lifestyle publication, named Eric Zaeske one of the area’s top attorneys for family law and divorce, and in 2006 and 2007, Super Lawyers selected Christie Bandle as one of Wisconsin’s Rising Stars.

For a more in-depth look at the specific family law areas we concentrate in, check out our Services section, our personal legal profiles, or give us a call at 414-359-1424 to schedule a free consultation.

Over 50 years of combined experience in family law

With over 50 years of combined legal experience, the Milwaukee divorce lawyers at Bandle & Zaeske LLP have built a longstanding reputation for building a client-lawyer relationship founded on respect, compassion and trust. Our practice encompasses all areas of family law, including a complicated or uncontested divorce, paternity tests, alimony/spousal maintenance, child support, child custody, property division, contempt of court and more.

Together, we are devoted to serving our clients by understanding your needs and objectives, then acting affirmatively to secure your future. Integral to this process is showing youwhat lies ahead, both during the legal action and in the future. Therefore you can expect nothing but objective, straight-forward advice. In all cases, we create an open, honest channel for communication so you always know what to expect from Eric and Christie, the court, and life once the marriage dissolution process comes to a close.

At the same time, we never lose sight that this is an area accurately described as “family law.” We realize that the best result is often achieved not through conflict, but by finding creative solutions to difficult problems that require immediate professional attention. Every effort is made to preserve the family relationships, especially when there are children involved.

Above all, Eric Zaeske and Christie Bandle realize our clients need collaborative understanding and guidance during this difficult time in their lives. With our steadfast guidance, combined with our experience and our reputation in this community, we are able to settle most cases long before trial.

Nevertheless, conflict is sometimes unavoidable in family law issues, often involving disputes over financial assets. With a combined legal and trial experience of nearly 40 years in the Southeast Wisconsin area, we have established an enviable record of success in the trial courts of Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Racine Counties. Learn more about the Wisconsin cities and counties we serve.

When learning about your case for the first time, we utilize our extensive catalog of experience dealing with a multitude of similar situations. We’ve been a part of extremely contentious divorce cases, as well as those easy enough to only require a few simple piece of legal advice before a settlement agreement is signed. We know when to be aggressive in defending your case and when to back off and let you take the reins. Ultimately, we want you to be properly equipped, emotionally and otherwise, to tackle the next phase of your life.

Contact Our Expert Family Law Attorneys

We offer a free initial case review and invite you to call with your family law questions. If you have any questions about our services or are interested in meeting with one of our divorce lawyers for legal representation, please contact us or fill out a consultation submission form, and we will let you know where to start.

Understanding Basic Wisconsin Divorce Laws

In addition to working on your behalf, we also want you to come out the other side of your divorce with more knowledge about family law in Wisconsin and the consequences it will have on planning out the road map of your life moving forward. You should also understand the legal road ahead before litigation or mediation (if necessary) begins.

Because Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, there’s no need to prove you were right and your spouse was wrong, or vice versa. You don’t have to live separately to file for divorce, but Wisconsin does have a full 120 day waiting period that is required before your divorce can be finalized. Read more about Wisconsin’s divorce laws, including child support, visitation, alimony and property/estate division, in our FAQs section.