Welcome to Karen Julian Law
Welcome to the Karen Julian Law website. I have designed this site to provide you with an overview of my new law office and the focused legal services I provide in the areas of family law, end-of-life planning and residential real estate.
After practicing family law for over 33 years, primarily in the traditional litigation model, I have concluded that there is a better way. Many people going through a separation or divorce are afraid of the legal system, and they hesitate to retain an attorney. They fear the cost, and they fear that attorneys will increase the conflict between them and their partners. They want to be fair to their partners, and if they have children, they want to be able to raise their children together.
I have come to believe that it is best for parties and their families if they can work out their family law issues directly with each other, with the support and assistance of appropriate professionals. I am both a registered nurse and an attorney, and I have had substantial training and experience in both mediation and the collaborative law models. I wish to focus my practice in these models for my family law clients. I also enjoy helping clients make their end-of-life health care and financial decisions, and preparing the necessary documents for them.
I hope you find the site interesting and informative. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns.
The term “family law” encompasses many aspects of law pertaining to issues revolving around one’s relationship with a loved one, partner or spouse. People who are contemplating marriage frequently want to develop a premarital agreement, particularly if they wish to give some of their assets to children from a prior relationship.Read More
Real estate transactions pose legal and financial challenges. Regardless of the situation it is best to consult an attorney experiences in these transactions. My goal is to help my clients understand the legal issues you may face and to advise you of the potential risks you and your family may face.Read More
A number of procedural models are available to a couple going through a physical separation, divorce, or other family-related conflict, to help them resolve the issues between them. The models vary in the amount of attorney and court involvement, conflict and cost to the couple. Read more about the models for divorce in Wisconsin.Read More
In collaborative law, a team of professionals helps parties reach a resolution of issues between them without the threat of litigation. Separating or divorcing couples may use collaborative law to deal with co-parenting, financial, legal, and emotional issues. The collaborative model also works wellRead More
End-of-life planning refers to the steps that are critical to insuring your wishes are protected and how you may wish to spend your last days. These actions typically involve completion of a living will, a healthcare proxy, and a last will and testament. While these may be difficult subjects to discuss, they are essential to avoidingRead More
There are a number of resources and important links about divorce law in Wisconsin, Collaborative Divorce, divorce options and mediation. The following publications and links to professional organizations are great places for information. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.Read More