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Kathryn Weaver

Divorce and separation Attorney at Greenfield, WI

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Many people in marriages which have reached an impasse are concerned about the future. To some the divorce process seems complex, to others intimidating or frustrating — we assist all our clients to participate with us in making decisions that matter

    32 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Kathryn Weaver has more than twenty-seven years of experience representing parents through the difficult time of divorce, helping families to find custody and placement solutions which are unique to their family’s goals and desires.

    32 years

  3. Family
    20%
    If you are dealing with any area of Family Law, it is extremely important that you get a knowledgeable lawyer on your side that you can trust.

    32 years

  4. Child support
    10%
    For more than 27 years, attorney Kathryn Weaver has helped parents to understand both the rights and obligations associated with child support payments, guiding them toward equitable solutions for all financial situations they may face.

    32 years

DIVORCE, TRIAL LITIGATION, LEGAL SEPARATION, CHILD CUSTODY, LGBT, MEDIATION, FREE TELEPHONE CONSULT.
My Philosophy:  In Divorce lies the seeds of a new life, the hope of greater understanding and wisdom that comes from great struggle.

When you hire an attorney you should find out first if they are competent (do they know the law; are they experienced; do they have a good reputation) and second you should ask yourself, could I work with this person over a long period of time.

There are many philosophies on practicing law. Some attorneys want to take the lead and the client follows; some attorneys want only to settle the case and will do almost anything to see that happen; some attorneys want the client to take the lead and they will advocate for anything the client wants. I do not personally agree with any of those philosophies.

I try to measure up a client when they come through my door. The client will know something about me by the eclectic art on the walls of my office and how I dress. I want to understand the clients "story." I will then use the law and my skill to make the story come alive to the Court. The Court wants to do the right thing: it is a Court of equity; but first the Court must understand.

I believe in respect. I am respectful and I want my clients to be respectful. The Court is not an arena for revenge and I have no desire to shepherd that emotion.

My clients are presidents of companies and janitors; each one's story is different and interesting. These are people whom I respect and who are not so different from one another.

I like my clients. I like the work. I like to win my cases -- I am not an attorney for everyone. 

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Licensed for 31 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact Kathryn

Weaver Law Office
3573 S. 108th Street
Greenfield, WI, 53228

Reviews

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Posted by Nathan | June 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I thought Kathryn did a great job for me. Very direct, collaborative, and no nonsense. Incredibly helpful and responsive during a very difficult time. I would strongly recommend.
Posted by Kevin | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Friendly, Clear and transparent to how things will probably go
Kathryn was very friendly right from the beginning and always listened to what I had say to state the situation that happened and answered all the questions and concerns I had. Sometimes she had to look up certain questions to give me an accurate answer and I never felt rushed with Kathryn when it came to talking about my case or reaching out for any questions I had. She would return all my calls the same day (unless it was a holiday) and would always put me at ease with the whole situation. She was always transparent with what the law states and what that would mean for my case and the most likely outcome. There was never a time I was mislead to thinking an outcome would be drastically different than what it turned out to be. Before each court session usually a day or two beforehand I would sit down with Kathryn or talk over the phone about what the session was, what questions might be asked, what her game plan was, and what information she needed from me and what I had to do (if anything at all). She was always well prepared for everything and I would know what to expect and I was never kept in the dark or blindsided by any moves she made. When it came time for mediation after several court sessions, she again sat down with me and came up with a game plan of what to go over in mediation and how I should ask for certain criteria to be in our agreement for mediation to be most likely obtained. She always made sure I was well armed before going into anything. Kathryn and her strategy got me what I wanted within the law of the state and I could not have chose a better lawyer to represent me. To this day she still answers any of my what if questions that may not actually happen until down the line, but she puts me at ease and reduces my stress by informing me how to handle those particular cases if they were to arise.
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Posted by Sam S | December 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Weaver is a Great Lawyer and Good human being.
Very Professional, Sharp, Smart , Reasonable and knows how to get the Job done. Attorney Weaver and Paralegal Erin did a very good job with my case. Very approachable and knows most of the attorney's around which helps to speed up the process. I will strongly recommend Attorney Weaver. Very Genuine folks and very good and easy to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
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Great Lawyer Who Gets Results
I came to Atty Weaver to help get a long, conflict divorce done. I had worked with other attorneys and goodness do I wish I had Kathryn from the beginning. Kathryn and her paralegal Erin were extremely patient with me and made sure I understood everything - the process, decisions to make, etc. I never felt like I was in the dark. Kathryn was strong and had my back in negotiations without being nasty or a bully like other attorneys. I felt good walking away knowing that with Kathryn we fought for what mattered and did it with integrity. I highly recommend Atty Weaver as an attorney who will think long-term and be effective in bringing a case to a conclusion.
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Posted by Peter | January 16, 2019
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Fantastic Trial Lawyer!
I was referred to Kathryn by another family attorney as a potential trial was looming. After years of her guidance, I wouldn't go into court without her! I have been in and out of court with my daughters mother for over 10 years, finally resulting in a four day court trial for custody modification. Kathryn's preparation was stellar, her multiple depositions of medical professionals was flawless and her command and experience in the court room was second to none. Everyday in court she was prepared for whatever was thrown at us, with a perfect mix of compassion and intensity needed to present and support a winning position. My outcome was excellent and I would recommend Kathryn 100%, she will not disappoint.
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Posted by Chuck | December 26, 2018
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Approachable and Results-Driven
I was referred to Attorney Weaver from a friend. She helped me in my post-divorce case regarding placement. I felt she had a clear sense of direction, at a time that I was desperately seeking direction. She made me feel comfortable. Although our case avoided trial, I am glad she is still available and is ready to help me, should it be needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking direction with placement issues.
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Posted by Jimmy | November 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Kathryn was my attorney for over a year. She took me through a four day trial with many, many hours of preparation time. She deposed the mother of my child and researched the witnesses she called on my behalf for trial. I had no idea what went into preparing a case for trial. Kathryn asked me many details about my life and child and wove those into the narrative she presented to the Court. The case was expensive but worth every dime. I have my daughter and my life back. Thanks Kathryn. Jimmy.
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Posted by Cindy | March 7, 2017
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Great Support When Needed Most
Divorce is a life changing and traumatic experience I do not wish on anyone. Regrettably, after 30 years of more valleys than peaks and the realization the future did not look bright, it was my reality. I believe the expertise of my attorney, Kathryn Weaver, and her continuing support and patience were invaluable in helping me through this very emotionally challenging time. Months before signing on the dotted line to formally retain her services, she spent time listening to my story. She provided legal insight on both the positive and negative implications I'd be facing, and the pros and cons between a collaborative versus litigious process. Once I made my decision to proceed with the collaborative process, she was a strong advocate on my behalf. She pushed when my negotiations with my former spouse stalled and empathized when I was overwhelmed by it all. She never hesitated to advise when I was at risk of unnecessarily giving in more than necessary. She was dedicated to securing the best outcome for my post-divorce future. In addition to Kathryn's role as my attorney, the assistance I received from her office to finalize all the resulting paperwork, deed, and financial transfers, etc. was essential in helping me move on confident all the "t's were crossed and the i's dotted". I would recommend Kathryn to anyone looking for a strong legal partner who will provide valuable guidance and look out for their best interests.
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Posted by Beverly | February 27, 2017
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Unusually Fantastic!!
My divorce was one of the hardest times in my life. I needed a lawyer who would fight for me, yet who would be fair and not cut throat. I needed someone who would guide me through the legal process in an informative and compassionate manner. Someone honest and with integrity. Kathryn fit the bill. She helped me understand what was happening, under girded, and made me feel safe. She understood when I was anxious. Kathryn is seasoned, ingenious in her scope of practice and just a downright wonderful lawyer. I would refer anyone and everyone to her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2017
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Excellent Representation
What should have been a straight forward parting of ways, turned into a stressful nail biter of a divorce. Thru it all Attorney Weaver was a no nonsense voice of understanding and reason. In our first meeting she explained my legal position and her philosophy of obtaining a fair and equitable outcome. She established my settlement goals and worked in a professional, non adversarial way to achieve them. Divorce is stressful even in the best of situations, so having her patient, stabilizing, and realistic representation, was calming in the chaos that I went thru. She was there when I needed her, mornings, evenings or weekends, whether to listen to me vent or focus my attention on what I had to do. If you find yourself in need of family law legal representation, you won't find better that Kathryn Weaver.
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Posted by Shannon | February 22, 2017
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Challenging Journey Handled Expertly
Kathryn's no-nonsense advice and approach to our case gave us complete confidence in her expertise and ability to get it handled in the most expedient way possible. We got into the courtroom quickly and settled at the first appearance with an excellent outcome. She was very responsive to phone calls an emails throughout the process and we never felt like we were dealing with anything alone. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with difficult custody cases.
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Posted by Kristin | April 24, 2015
Excellent Partner!
Kathryn had been an excellent partner as I have navigated several difficult and sensitive issues related to child support and placement changes. She is wonderfully supportive and really works to do what is best and fair, limiting stress and additional expenses as much as possible. She is a calm in the storm and helps you to think creatively and clearly about the future, not only today. I have worked with several attorneys over the years and Kathryn has been awesome! She is a great communicator and involves and empowers you in each decision. Honesty, integrity and respect sum it up. I highly recommend Weaver Family Law.
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Posted by Karen | January 31, 2015
Weaver Law is Excellent!
I would recommend Kathryn and Weaver Law to anyone. They are caring, prompt in responses, knowledgeable and honest. No one gets married and thinks they will get divorced. I know I didn't. After 18 years of marriage it ended. Kathryn and her staff understood and were empathetic to my situation. Kathryn worked with me on issues and prepared me for outcomes that I may not have thought of...the reality of the situation....the reality of the law. I was recommended by a friend to use her and I'm glad I took her advise. Weaver Law does an excellent job!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2015
Excellent lawyer
I chose Kathryn Weaver for my legal separation because she was very strong, determined, and knowledgable. It did take a little longer to settle the case with my husband, but in the end I received so much more than I expected, including my home and a substantial maintenance. I had no problem communicating with her by phone or email. Her fees were very fair. I am very pleased.
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Posted by Monica | January 27, 2015
GREAT ADVOCATE!!
I had no idea how to go about getting divorced, I only knew I needed to do so. Kathryn was a huge help! We had lots of issues throughout the divorce, mostly due to lack of involvement from my ex. Also, he rather mislead his atty. Kathryn maintained her objectivity & professionalism throughout the process. Even when I wanted to jump up & defend myself, Kathryn would just put a calming hand on mine. She allowed the other attorney to finish her tirade. Very slowly, Katherine would go through the issues-step by step. Never raising her voice, make disparaging remarks or show her frustration. Eventually, the 4 of us would be back on the same page. Kathryn's ability to cut through to the true issues, while being respectful of all involved, allowed for a much smoother divorce. 2 years later...I need to take my ex back to court, for not paying child support (& other issues!). Throughout this process, Kathryn has been a wonderful source of patience, support, guidance & objectivity. And, she has a wonderful sense of humor. It's nice to be able to laugh once in a while!! Divorce is horrid. The paperwork, emotions, frustration, anger, worry, resentment, etc is enough to drive anyone batty. I am so grateful to not only have Kathryn Weaver at my side, but also leading me. Her objectives are clear. Nobody is trying to 'ruin' someone. This is about respectfully protecting my children & me. If you want a 'shark', I'm not sure this is the attorney for you. But, if you would like to divorce the way you live your life; with dignity, respect & not being a doormat-Kathryn Weaver is your best choice! I do not think I could have gone through all this, as successfully, without Kathryn.
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Posted by amysan | April 30, 2014
Weaver Law is one of the best Divorce Atty in Milwaukee Metro Area…….
Even though my divorce took sometime, Kathryn and her knowledgable staff were amazing. I have recommednded her several times already and will continue to do so. She is a honest trustworthy attorney. However if you want to play games, lie and cheat she isnt for you. Weaver Law is the way to go finacialy and for peace of mind for your future.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weaver Law Office
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Levy & Levy, S.C.
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Operations Manager
  • Flexi-Force Temporary Help Services
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Director of Outreach Activities
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 1982 - 1986
  • Researcher
  • Urban Research Center
  • 1978 - 1982
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Organizational Analysis
  • 1980

Associations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce and Family Lawyer
  • Shepherd Express
  • 1998

Publications

  • Idaho Law Review
  • Member
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Kathryn
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Kathryn Weaver. Not only is she an experienced and capable family law attorney and a strong advocate for her clients, she is professional and pragmatic in her approach to the litigation process. If you seek an attorney who will not only strenuously defend you but help you navigate this stressful process with reason and respect, Attorney Weaver should be at the top of your list."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Kathryn. She is knowledgable and an extremely hard worker. Kathryn is a great advocate for her clients, but also level-headed and objective. She is a quality attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Weaver demonstrates a high level of professionalism and very good judgment. She is very responsive to clients and other family law professionals."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is experienced, smart and has good judgment."