Your family is important to you, and your responsibility is to protect your family. Unfortunately, unexpected circumstances like divorce, legal separation and paternity have a way of changing the family relationship – at least temporarily. If you require assistance from one of eastern Wisconsin’s leading family attorneys to make sure that your family suffers a minimum amount of disruption, look no further than Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

Our team of family lawyers understands that your family’s needs are unique. For this reason, we provide personalized legal assistance that addresses your individual situation. AV-rated Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel and top-rated Attorney Lisa M. Vanden Heuvel believe in attempting to resolve your disputes through negotiation, as well as mediation, cooperative divorce or collaborative divorce. However, when these options do not work, the attorneys at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. are exceedingly prepared to provide ethical, aggressive representation in court when litigation is required.

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  • Divorce – Our firm provides knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel and legal representation in one of life’s most difficult situations, from the preparation of initial pleadings, through any necessary litigation, to obtain the best possible result in your individual case.
  • Military Divorce – When you need assistance navigating the complexities of a military divorce, including issues related to military retirement benefits, child custody and placement during deployment, our attorneys provide the unique knowledge of military divorce law needed for a favorable and knowledgeable outcome of the complex area of military divorce.
  • Collaborative Divorce – Our family law firm helps divorcing couples resolve their differences through a unique problem-solving approach. Collaborative divorce utilizes attorneys and other family professionals to achieve a negotiated settlement that meets the needs of both parties and their minor children without the underlying threat of litigation.
  • Cooperative Divorce – Our divorce attorneys are trained in cooperative divorce, which is based on handling the divorce process amicably and through cooperation without costly litigation, except in the most difficult and non-cooperative situations.
  • Legal Separation – Our dedicated attorneys provide support and counsel in cases where legal separation is the better course of action than divorce, whether due to the potential continuation of health insurance, religious reasons, hope of reconciliation, and other reasons applicable to individual marriages.
  • Mediation –Our attorneys, particularly Attorney Lisa M. Vanden Heuvel, works with clients to minimize the stress of separating households through mediation which promotes settlement and compromise between the parties without the necessity of lengthy and costly litigation.
  • Child Support – Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. assists divorced or separated parents in determining the appropriate amount of child support to be received or paid, taking into consideration the number of children, the children’s placement arrangements, the earning capacity of each parent, etc. Once child support is determined, we also assist in implementation and receipt of the child support.
  • Child Custody – Our family lawyers provide compassionate and innovative solutions to the wide range of variables utilized in determining child custody and placement, including the best interests of the children, wishes of the parents, environmental considerations, Guardian ad Litem recommendations, feasibility of one party maintaining the marital residence, and more.
  • Grandparents’ Rights – When you are not able to see your grandchildren because of divorce or separation, we assist grandparents in obtaining visitation with their grandchildren.
  • Paternity – Assistance in helping unmarried parents resolve the complex issues of paternity, including custody and placement, child support, payment of variable expenses, and more.
  • Premarital Agreements – A prenuptial agreement is a contract which establishes the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event of divorce or death. Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in the preparation of this estate planning tool.
  • Modification of Orders – When any substantial post-divorce changes occur regarding child custody, placement or support, we help protect your legal rights through the process of modifying or clarifying any existing court orders.
  • Adoption – Our firm provides assistance for couples and individuals who want to create families through various forms of adoption, including private adoptions, stepparent adoptions, foster care adoptions, etc. We help parents gain legal parenting rights while ensuring the child’s optimal well-being.
  • Domestic Violence – We have a history of caring for victims suffering from domestic violence and abuse. We have the resources to help you and your family through these difficult times.


At Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., you can expect one-on-one personalized service with a knowledgeable and supportive legal representative, specially focused on your best interests throughout your family law case. Our divorce lawyers and family lawyers will provide guidance every step of the way, helping you make well-informed decisions for you and your family’s future. We value our clients and provide you with the attention that you deserve.

If you are looking for a family law attorney in eastern Wisconsin, look no further than the team from Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. to ensure your peace of mind. Simply call us toll-free at 1-800-805-1976 or send us an email at linda@vhdlaw.com to find out more. For a complimentary copy of the book Divorce in Wisconsin,The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect, by Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel, please call or email us today.