About Our Firm
At Thelen & Associates, LLC, we provide compassionate and experienced representation to families dealing with difficult family law issues. We understand how confusing and overwhelming many of these issues can be. Attorney Kris Thelen has been practicing law since 1991 and is a certified mediator. She knows how important it is to balance her role as both attorney and counselor in family law matters.
Our legal team will attend to your family’s concerns with sensitivity and professionalism. Please click on the link below to learn more about firm principal Kristina “Kris” Thelen.
Aubrey Durdan, Paralegal
An Accessible, Flexible Firm
Because of the importance of relationships, even after a divorce, we can advise you as to when you should litigate and when mediation may work better to resolve your disputes. If you have children, mediation can be a valuable method of developing child custody agreements without the often corrosive effects of litigation. Because parents work together to find solutions during mediation, children are often less stressed out during the process.
Mediation is often more flexible, faster and cheaper than traditional litigation. Additionally, what happens in mediation is private, whereas the events in court cases are public information.
Mediation is often a good option for couples. However, not all couples can benefit from this process. In marriages where there has been a history of abuse, intimidation or manipulation, mediation is often not the best choice.
Helping You Understand Your Case
We understand how confusing some legal terminology and much of the Wisconsin’s family law statutes are. We work to explain the law, your potential options and likely outcomes to enable you to make informed decisions regarding your case.
At Thelen & Associates, LLC, we strive to provide the legal information you need in an environment that is comfortable and never intimidating. While we provide legal services with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity, we never take ourselves too seriously. We know these proceedings can be difficult for everyone involved, and we know how important it is to be compassionate. We are, however, serious about getting a resolution to your issue.
We know that you need answers and updates. We are accessible via text, email, Zoom or our calendaring app. Kris and the staff are always here for you. We will also take the time to understand your goals for your life after your divorce and help you achieve them in the most effective and protective way possible.