Your Guide to Starting Each Case off on the Right Foot
Get ahead from the very first steps! This practical program on divorce client intake and pre-litigation tactics will arm you with the skills to spot red flags early and shape your unique approach to each case based on solid initial research. Learn how to pick the cases you want and to give each case the head start it needs. Register today!
Get experienced attorney guidance on best approaches to initial case investigation and analysis.
Find out what documentation you'll need first and how to get it.
Learn how to develop a solid plan for asset and debt division but still leave room for the unexpected.
Determine whether expedited procedure is the way to go.
Learn when and how to decline representation.
Forecast and prepare for the likely tax consequences of the divorce.
Find better ways of preparing clients for the tough road ahead.
Initial Client Interview Questions
Obtaining Key Documents and Conducting Initial Investigation
Advice to Client Who Hasn't Yet Told the Spouse About the Decision to Divorce
Initial Analysis: Identifying Red Flags and Shaping Case Strategy
Overall Plan for Asset and Debt Division
Tax and Support Considerations
Divorce From Bed and Board/Legal Separation
Annulment: Grounds, Procedure, Consequences of an Annulment Decree
JANE E. PROBST is an attorney and president of Probst Law Offices, S.C., in Milwaukee, where she specializes in the areas of family law, divorce, paternity, grandparent rights, custody, child support, juvenile law, termination of parental rights, adoptions and guardianships. Ms. Probst has not only extensive experience as a trial lawyer, but also is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Council of Wisconsin with an objective of resolving divorces without the cost and acrimony of the standard litigation process. She is certified by University of Wisconsin as a divorce mediator. Ms. Probst has had a variety of experiences in other areas of law such as criminal defense, real estate and probate. She has successfully litigated family, civil, juvenile and criminal cases throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Ms. Probst has been successful in appeals before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and has argued before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She also has represented clients in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. Ms. Probst is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bar Association, Waukesha Bar Association, Collaborative Divorce Council of Wisconsin, American Inns of Matrimonial Lawyers and Society of Family Law. She earned her B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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