When I began to practice law in 1972 I never expected that the focus of my work... more
When I began to practice law in 1972 I never expected that the focus of my work would be the area of Domestic Relations. Time and many satisfied clients have proved this to be my area of concentration. While this is a very difficult time for most clients, we do our best to help them through this process in a positiv... view profile
I focus soley on family law issues. I have been praciticing divorce law for over 10... more
I focus soley on family law issues. I have been praciticing divorce law for over 10 years. I have siginificant experience handling many issues that often accompany a divorce inlcuding child placement and custody, spousal support, property division, business valuations, restraining orders, etc. I also have significant experience handling paternity mattters. I am experienced in both trial and app... view profile
After passing the Idaho State Bar exam in 1979, I practiced civil rights and health... more
After passing the Idaho State Bar exam in 1979, I practiced civil rights and health law in Idaho until I returned to Wisconsin in 1987. While practicing in Idaho, I represented clients in all of Idaho's state trial appellate courts;Idaho Federal District Court; U.S. Claims Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, James R. Jansen graduated from the University of... more
Born and raised in Milwaukee, James R. Jansen graduated from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Madison, where he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983. He has tried a variety of cases in courts throughout Wisconsin during his career. Now as a Shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Mr. Jansen represents individuals on a variety of personal... view profile
The greatest compliment I hear repeatedly from clients is that I made the estate... more
The greatest compliment I hear repeatedly from clients is that I made the estate planning process less difficult than they imagined, that I explained complex concepts so they made sense, and that the documents I prepared for them were clear and understandable.
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice... more
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance issues, mediation and arbitration. He has lectured and written extensively on matters relating to the preparation and trial of lawsuits. Mike has taught trial advocacy and negotiation at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has been a featured speaker at a number ... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.