I have practiced family law in the Madison, Wisconsin area since 1982. In 2000, I was one of the leaders in bringing collaborative divorce to Wisconsin.
The heart of my practice is helping clients resolve divorce issues without resort to litigation.
If a traditional divorce is more appropriate for your case than collaboration, my underlying practice philosopy remains the same: I do my best to provide efficient, compassionate legal representation. I ask my clients to look at divorce as a future-focused planning process.
The best outcome for children in divorce is tied to good co-parenting and low conflict. I support my clients to get the help they need to be good co-parents during and after the divorce.
I also provide mediation services. Mediation, like collaboration, is a form of alternative dispute resolution. When I act as a mediator, I facilitate clients' informed, joint decision-making. I do not represent either party when I act as a mediator.
Free consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dolphin Award for Leadership||Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||2008|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution - One of Madison's Best Lawyers||Madison Magazine||1993|
|N/A||Attorney Diane L. Mader||1982 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Newsletter Chair||2010 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Board Member||2007 - 2009|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1982 - Present|
|Collaborative Divorce: A Better Divorce Process||Collaborative Divorce: A Better Divorce Process||2010|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|