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 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
Mara Spring, a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, graduated from the University of... more
Mara Spring, a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1998 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. After graduating, she immediately ran for public office and became the elected District Attorney for Taylor County, Wisconsin. She was the only attorney in the office for two terms (four years), and prosecuted every... 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.