920-885-5549 | 200 Front Street, Suite 2E, Beaver Dam, WI 53916


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At Derr & Villarreal, our family law attorneys bring more than 50 years of combined experience to your case. We are proven trial lawyers who are also family law mediators. Whenever possible, we are dedicated to helping our clients retain the power to make decisions and to keep the peace by going through the mediation process. We have found that this is the healthy, economical way to solve your family law and divorce issues. We are ready with the personal attention and service to help you move forward to a positive future.

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Beaver Dam & West Bend Mediation Attorney

A Healthy Economical Alternative to Divorce Litigation

Divorce mediation is a process in which participants, together with the assistance of a neutral person, target disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives, and reach a consensual settlement that will accommodate their needs. You don’t have to get along well; you only need to be willing to try mediation. At Derr & Villarreal, we believe in taking a thoughtful approach, putting the power in your hands. This mediated approach towards an uncontested divorce allows a couple to maximize their financial settlement saving both time and money.

Our Oshkosh family lawyers can help mediate your divorce or other family law issue. Contact us at (920) 365-5929, in West Bend in (262) 988-4544, and in Beaver Dam at 920-885-5549.

The Divorce Mediators

Lisa Derr has practiced family law for 30 years. She began her practice as an attorney in 1987 and the mediation practice in 1995 after seeing that litigation was not the best avenue for solving clients’ divorce issues. In the mediation process, Lisa approaches your situation with empathy and objectivity. She helps you clearly understand your options so that you can make informed decisions.

Cassel Villarreal received her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago with honors, in 2001. She knows that the mediation process will help you understand the options available to you and ease the strain that divorce can take on your financial and emotional well-being. Cassel will work diligently in understanding your unique situation to reach a lasting agreement through mediation.

The Mediation Process

The mediator discusses with the parties the issues that need to be addressed to reach a divorce settlement. With the mediator present, each person explains what is most important to each of you. The mediator looks for common goals while concentrating on communication to help you work out your differences in a way that satisfies both. The mediator clarifies the basic information and requirements for an uncontested divorce hearing. The mediation agreement is drafted by the parties and the mediator during the session. That agreement covers all issues such as child custody and placement schedules, the amount of child support, whether spousal maintenance will be paid by one party to the other, for how long, and at what amount, dividing all property, as well as responsibility for debts and tax issues.

The Benefits Of Mediation

Mediation has a number of benefits over divorce litigation including:

  • Saving money
  • Better compliance with the final agreement
  • More control over the specific details
  • Privacy of finances
  • A healthier environment for children
  • Control over the timetable for your divorce

Mediation VS Pro Se Services

Pro Se Services are not generally attorneys who have legal training. Lisa Derr, a family law attorney since 1987 and former President of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators, has mediated thousands of cases since 1995. We will answer all your questions and help you complete all paperwork.

To begin the mediation process, call us at 920-885-5549 in Beaver Dam, (262) 988-4544 in West Bend, or (920) 523-1007 in Oshkosh.

Contact Our Beaver Dam Mediation Lawyers

If you live in Wisconsin and need help with your divorce or other family law matters, call 920-885-5549 or email our team below.