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Protecting Wisconsin and Illinois Clients in Divorce

Ending a marriage can involve significant emotional and financial stress. Whether your divorce involves heated debates over child custody, or you have already come to an agreement concerning property division and other issues, it is important to make sure that everything is done correctly the first time around.

At the office of John Anthony Ward, Attorney at Law, we are aggressive and creative in our family law representation. We have over 30 years of experience protecting our clients in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois divorce matters.

Dividing Assets, Accounts And Debts In Divorce

Everything that you acquired together and even assets that you owned prior to marriage are potentially on the table, including:

  • The marital residence and other real estate
  • Pensions and retirement accounts
  • A business or professional practice
  • Stocks, investments and savings
  • Vehicles, valuables and furnishings
  • Jointly acquired debts and loans

The first order of business is to determine which assets are subject to division and which are separate property for purposes of divorce. This may involve forensic accountants to uncover hidden assets or accounts. Then we have to come to agreement on the value of assets. We work with certified public accountants (CPAs), business valuation experts, appraisers and other professionals to arrive at accurate figures.

It is important to understand that your marital wealth is not necessarily divided in half. A judge must consider 13 statutory factors, from the financial positions of each party to career sacrifices and contributions to the marriage. Our attorney goes beyond the equitable distribution statute to anticipate spousal support and child support, the possibility that one spouse may end up in bankruptcy, and ramifications for retirement and estate planning.

He can offer creative solutions for a practical property settlement, and he is not afraid to go to court to keep the other side honest and to stand up for your rightful share in asset division. Mr. Ward handles complex and high-asset divorces, but he is accessible to anyone seeking an edge or needing protection in these important proceedings.

The Law Office of John Anthony Ward represents divorcing men and women in Kenosha, Racine and southeast Wisconsin, as well as Waukegan and northern Illinois.

Providing Solutions for Your Divorce

Divorce can be fairly simple, or it can be extremely complex. With decades of experience, we offer creative solutions to address our clients' unique needs. We are prepared to guide you through the process to resolve every aspect of your divorce, including:

  • Marital property division, including division of businesses and pensions
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Domestic dispute resolution

Our experience covers both family law and criminal law. If your divorce involves domestic violence issues, we can represent your interests in all of your legal proceedings.

The outcome of your divorce will affect your future. We will work with you to reach a successful outcome. If your divorce cannot be resolved in negotiations or mediation, we will not shy away from litigation.

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Avvo
  • Lawyers.com
  • Top 10 Family Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Platinum Client Champion

Client Reviews

We've Been Helping Families for More Than 35 Years
    He gave me my life back.

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    He has NEVER failed to go above and beyond my expectations.

    “Attorney Ward is very well versed in the legalities of child custody and placement and he is not one of those lawyers who charge you for every little thing. You know exactly what you are paying for and why. Personally, I would pay more for an attorney like”

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    John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced.

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    “Very professional and good-natured staff, talking with them made me feel like I had found the best law firm in my area.”

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    Top-notch Attorney and Staff!

    “They understood our situation, acted quickly, and got great results. I truly felt his entire staff had compassion for our situation and worked hard to represent us.”

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WHY CHOOSE US?

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  • Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • Licensed to Practice in Wisconsin, Illinois & Federal Courts
  • Former Marine for the United States of America
  • Aggressive, Affordable Defense Since 1985

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