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Daniel P. Bestul

Daniel P. Bestul

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Mediation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Support: 20%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    5 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    5 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Duxstad & Bestul, S.C.

1112 17th Avenue
Monroe, WI, 53566-2007

Duxstad & Bestul, S.C.

213 Main St.
Darlington, WI, 53530-1307




ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198708/17/2015
WIGood Standing198303/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDuxstad & Bestul, S.C.1987 - Present
Defense Counsel, Trial Defense Service (Captain)US Army JAG Corps1983 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Green County Bar Association Past President1989 - 1989
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, General Practice SectionMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMemberN/A
Lafayette County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Schultz, 152 Wis.2d 408, 448 N.W.2d 424 (1989)Affirmed
State v. Guck, 170 Wis.2d 661, 490 N.W.2d 34 (Court of Appeals, 1992), 176 Wis.2d 845, 500 N.W.2d 910 (Supreme Court, 1993)Affirmed
State v. Hereford, 195 Wis.2d 1054, 537 N.W.2d 62 (1995)Affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Journal of Family LawOrders to Show Cause: A Primer2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Ripon College Politics and Government/SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceCollaborative Family Law: Resolving Disputes Respectfully2012
Chapter meetingAnatomy of a Collaborative Case – Financial Issues,2012
30th Annual Family Law WorkshopHandling Advanced Maintenance Cases2011
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceDealing with the Rambo Litigator2010
• New Approaches to Solving and Old Problem: Enforcing Placement Orders, Child Custody and VisitationNew Approaches to Solving an Old Problem: Enforcing Placement Orders2007
Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult CasesOrganizing for Trial: Seven habits of Highly Effective Litigators2007
Annual ConventionFamily Law and Military Matters2007
Guardian ad Litem Basic TrainingModerator2006
Family Law WorkshopWhen the Kids Aren’t Where They Should Be: Modifying and Enforcing Placement,2004
Family Law WorkshopCaselaw Update2002