I have been practicing divorce and family law exclusively since 1985. I provide... more
I have been practicing divorce and family law exclusively since 1985. I provide services in negotiation, collaborative practice, mediation and litigation in court. I have extensive experience with complex custody cases, including those involving addictions, mental health issues and domestic violence (including defense against false allegations). I also provide legal assistance with divorces... view profile
Though born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, I graduated from Washington & Lee,... more
Though born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, I graduated from Washington & Lee, School of Law, in Lexington, Virginia, and practised law in Virginia for ten years. I am still an Associate Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. When I moved back to Wisconsin, I took and passed the bar exam in 2009 and have practised law in Wisconsin since that time. My office is conveniently loca... view profile
Barry J. Book graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and from Marquette... more
Barry J. Book graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and from Marquette University Law School in 1989. He is the Vice-President and a Shareholder at Podell & Book, S.C. Since his admission to the Bar in 1989, Mr. Book has practiced in a number of areas including Criminal, Civil, Real Estate, Probate and Family Law. His practice now focuses exclusively on Family Law. When handlin... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.