I have represented clients for over30 yearsin family, personal injury, bankruptcy,... more
I have represented clients for over30 yearsin family, personal injury, bankruptcy, collections, traffic, real estate, adoptions, estate planning, juvenile and probate matters. I am now focusing my practice on family law matters with an emphasis on collaborative and cooperative divorce in Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Milwaukee, Walworth and Washington Counties. I served as a judicial court commiss... view profile
Kris grew up in the Seattle area. After graduating from the University of Washington... more
Kris grew up in the Seattle area. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, she attended law school at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1991. Kris began practicing law in Lansing, Michigan but returned back to Wisconsin in 1994 and began growing her family practice. In 1997 she helped form the law firm of Brazil, Thelen & Be... 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.