MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, 2017
Did you know, law school graduates must take the oath of attorneys in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court before they can begin practicing? On May 22nd, 2017, Attorney Benjamin Anderson was admitted into the State Bar of Wisconsin after the Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a motion by Attorneys Thomas W. Anderson Sr. and Thomas W. Anderson Jr. to have Benjamin admitted. Benjamin took the oath of attorneys that same day as well - solidifying three generations of Anderson's practicing law.
The Rotary Club of Kenosha West softball tournament is a Kenosha tradition! The entire community is welcome to register a team, sponsor the event or just come out to spectate all weekend! Concessions, beverages, and ice cold beer are available at the Rotary pavilion for the whole family. All of the tournament proceeds are donated back to the community in the form of non-profit grants, so save the date to join us this year!
FOLLOW THE DIVORCE PROCESS
Where are you in the divorce process? The skilled attorneys at Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C., with three generations of experience behind them, will walk you through each step of the divorce process. If you have questions about starting a divorce action, or have questions about where your case is heading, give us a call! This process chart gives a general outline of a divorce action in the state of Wisconsin. The procedures may vary from county-to-county and case-by-case.
The first step in deciding whether to file a divorce petition is meeting with the attorney at an initial consultation. When you first meet with an attorney at Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C., we will hear your story and quickly analyze the information you provide us. The attorneys will inform you of the divorce process and what one can expect from submitting a petition for divorce. It is what we like to call "divorce 101." Consultations last for one hour. At the end of the consultation, the attorneys will provide you with our materials folder containing a New Client Worksheet, a blank Financial Disclosure Statement, a Financial Disclosure Check-List, and a blank Parenting Plan (if children are involved).
SUMMONS & PETITION
After the consultation, if you choose to retain an attorney at Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C., your attorney will immediately get the ball rolling and begin drafting your petition for divorce and summons. After the papers are prepared, signed, and notarized we will file the documents with the court of whichever county you are living in and has jurisdiction. We will even move directly into service of process, which you will then fill out a Process Information Form to help our process server.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Perhaps one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce is taking an inventory of all of your assets, debts, and liabilities. Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C.'s Financial Disclosure Check-List and blank Financial Disclosure Statement makes the process a little easier. Once you have filled out the statement, your attorney will meet with you to go over the document line-by-line. Our attorney's will work with you to make sure the document is accurate and complete. Make sure you bring all of the documents on the check-list to the meeting. Once the disclosure statement is assembled and signed, we will send it to the court for filing and mail it to all parties.
TEMPORARY ORDER HEARING
The temporary order hearing will occur shortly after the filing of the petition and the service of process. Your attorney will accompany you to the hearing. It will take place in front of the Court Commissioner assigned to the case. The Commissioner will "lay the ground rules" for the divorce. The order could cover matters of child custody, placement, and support, spousal maintenance, use of property and bank accounts, access to the marital home, and the allocation of debts. Your attorney will help you with what to expect from the temporary order hearing.
The status conference is essentially a "court check-up." It is an appearance in court in which the main item of business is seeing how the case is progressing. Is the case close to a settlement? Does the case need to be scheduled for trial? Your attorney at Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C. will help prepare each client for all court appearances. Our attorneys always attempt to resolve cases by coming to an equitable agreement first, but have the skills to litigate if necessary.
THREE GENERATIONS SERVING YOU
KA Charities was established in 1966 to raise funds for the benefit of persons with special needs. To date, the KA Charities Annual Golf Classic has raised nearly $946,000. It is Kenosha's oldest golf classic. Proceeds directly benefit services and programs at Kenosha Achievement Center.
This summer's golf classic is on Monday, June 6th. The classic will be held at the beautiful Kenosha Country Club. There will be door prizes, a happy hour quartet drawing for pro club foursomes, and hole-in-one prizes.
Registration for this upcoming summer's golf classic is open. Follow the link below for more information and and registration:
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Voting for the Best of Kenosha County opened today. Make sure you vote for Anderson & Anderson Law Office, S.C. everyday. Last year Attorney Thomas W. Anderson Jr. was voted into third place as best attorney. Lets put Anderson & Anderson Law Office at the top of the list this year! You can vote by selecting the link below:
Select "best services," than scroll down to "best law office." Once there, vote for Anderson & Anderson Law Office.
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Attorney Thomas W. Anderson Jr. attended the Family Law Workshop in Door County, WI over the weekend. This is an annual seminar provided by the Wisconsin Bar Association Family Law Division. It is a tool for attorneys to update their knowledge of case law, network, and gain valuable ticks-of-the-trade.
The weekend started with a program on Parenting Coordination. The guest speaker was a Dr. Matthew Sullivan, a psychologist from California who specializes in clinical work in family courts. The next day, Attorney Anderson attended a program on income disputes and another program on Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO). On the last day of the program, Attorney Anderson attended a program on family law ethics. The program concluded with case law updates and legislative updates.
This is just another example of how Attorney Anderson strives to provide all of our clients with the best possible representation.