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About Divorce Related Issues:  The first thing to remember is that you will be able to work through whatever issues you are facing.  We can help you do that.  Please visit out website at for information about divorce and other family law related issues.  That may be a start in helping you to understand the issues from a legal perspective. Please also give us a call and we can provide further assistance. 

At Brazil & Benske we all devote our time and energy to helping clients through the emotional and challenging divorce process and other family related processes such as paternity cases, post divorce cases etc. We work hard at making sure clients gain insight into the legal aspects of their situation and that we gain an insight into our clients situation so we can work together to determine the best approach toward resolving issues as efficiently and effectively as possible. We can really help make a positive difference in helping people move forward. 


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
    1 year
  2. Mediation: 25%
    1 year



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is extraordinarily competent in all areas of family law; well respected by attorneys and Judges and aggressive when necessary.


    Joseph Alioto Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristina L. Thelen

    I endorse this lawyer. Paulette and I have been practicing together and against each other for more than 20 years. She is meticulous in her details. She is aggressive when she needs to be and gentle when the situation requires it.


    Kristina Thelen Child Support Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

3821 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI, 53207-3840


WIGood Standing199103/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NominationNational Association of Professional Women2015
Top 100 Family Lawyers in WisconsinAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Leading LawyerMilwaukee Lifestyle Magazine2015
Top Family Law Firm WISN A-ListWISN2014
Super LawyerMilwaukee Magazine2009
Super LawyerMilwaukee Magazine2008
Certificate of AppreciationWisconsin Family Justice Clinic2007
Outstanding Achievement in the Study of LawThe John Marshall Law School1991
Cum LaudeThe John Marshall Law School1991
Whose Who Among American Law StudentsWhose Who1991
Invited Member of Phi Delta PhiPhi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity1989
The GavelThe Gavel Society1989
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBrazil & Benske, LLC1993 - Present
AttorneyPiaskoski & Associates1991 - 1993
Law ClerkGedlin & Stein1990 - 1990
Legal SecretaryResnick & Resnick1986 - 1987
Legal SecretaryAttorney Randolph House1984 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Badgerland StridersMember2006 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionAttorney MemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtAttorney MemberN/A
Society of Family LawyersAttorney MemberN/A
National Association of Professional WomenAttorney MemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re the interests of C.R., et alSuccessfully reversed decision for further proceedings
In re the interests of C.A.G.Successful at Trial Court level; reversed on appeal and parties resolved issues following the appeal
In re the marriage of Connors and ReimerWe were not able to change the maintenance because of the original agreement terms
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WisconsinMediation ProgramN/A2011
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeBusiness - FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Helping Your Client's Survive a Child Custody EvaluationHelping Clients Survive Child Custody Dispute Process2006
Suport Issues in Wisconsin Divorce ProceedingsChild Support/Maintenance Issues2003
Handling a Divorce Case from Start to FinishDivorce Cases from Start to Finish2003
Family Law Litigation in WisconsinLitigation of Family Law Cases2003
Channel 4 News ProgramFamily Law Questions1995
Traffic Citations Q&ATraffic Citations Questions/Answers1992