2nd Saturday Wisconsin is a series of public education and information sessions about divorce and other family law issues. All the sessions are held on the second Saturday of selected months and are free, open to everyone, and with no “registration” or tracking of attendance. Our goal is to help you learn more about divorce options in Wisconsin. The sessions are sponsored by the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc., a 501c3 charitable organization and it’s affiliated organization, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW).
NEXT SESSIONS COMING IN JANUARY, 2017
If your group is interested in learning about Wisconsin divorce options, members of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. are available to speak to your group. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to court. The process uses a team of experts - directed by you, the client - to resolve issues in ending a marriage. Collaborative professionals are not pro-divorce or anti-divorce. We simply believe that when divorce happens, there is a better way, and that process is called collaborative divorce. Attend a Second Saturday session to learn more.
CFLCW is an association of more than 275 professionals - attorneys, divorce coaches and child specialists, and financial experts - throughout Wisconsin who are dedicated to the Collaborative Process. CFLCW was founded in August, 2000 and is one of the oldest Collaborative Practice groups in the world. Members undergo an intensive training that meets the standards for Collaborative Practice established by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
The Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin is a 501c3 charitable non-profit created by members of the Collaborative Family Law Council. The Foundation is dedicated to family law issues research, public education, and providing collaborative services to Wisconsin families with limited financial resources. Visit the Foundation website here for more information.
To learn more about how the Collaborative Process works, visit the website of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and
"Take the Collaborative Tour."
Depending upon your income and other resources, you may qualify for no or low cost services from the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin. See details at the Foundation Website
Comments from Collaborative Clients
I cannot imagine going through a traditional divorce knowing that there are better alternatives out there, especially when there are children involved."
-Karen, Milwaukee, WI
To discuss compromise and agree on the things that would affect the rest of our lives was much better than having a judge who didn't know us make those decisions for us. All of the professionals involved in our case were compassionate, helpful and nonjudgmental. This is not to say our divorce wasn't difficult, but today we are able to work together and co-parent as partners.
Divorce by its very word is adversarial, but I truly believe that with the help of my coach, attorney, child specialist and financial specialist, we were able to get through this stressful event in a manner that was respectful to each other, and most importantly, in consideration of our son's needs.
We reached an agreement we're both satisfied with and maintain a positive relationship. Approaching our situation collaboratively ensured the kind of cooperation we'll need as we raise our kids into adulthood."
-“Laura,” married 10 years and mother of three
"I chose the collaborative method in my divorce because I didn't want to add stress to an already emotional situation, and because my former spouse and I both shared the same goal: to protect our children and address their ongoing needs above all other issues."
-Client, Bayside, WI