I have practiced family law in the Madison, Wisconsin area since 1982. In 2000, I was one of the leaders in bringing collaborative divorce to Wisconsin.
The heart of my practice is helping clients resolve divorce issues without resort to litigation.
If a traditional divorce is more appropriate for your case than collaboration, my underlying practice philosopy remains the same: I do my best to provide efficient, compassionate legal representation. I ask my clients to look at divorce as a future-focused planning process.
The best outcome for children in divorce is tied to good co-parenting and low conflict. I support my clients to get the help they need to be good co-parents during and after the divorce.
I also provide mediation services. Mediation, like collaboration, is a form of alternative dispute resolution. When I act as a mediator, I facilitate clients' informed, joint decision-making. I do not represent either party when I act as a mediator.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dolphin Award for Leadership||Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||2008|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution - One of Madison's Best Lawyers||Madison Magazine||1993|
|N/A||Attorney Diane L. Mader||1982 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Newsletter Chair||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1982 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Board Member||2007 - 2009|
|Collaborative Divorce: A Better Divorce Process||Collaborative Divorce: A Better Divorce Process||2010|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|