When two parents divorce, sometimes they disagree about important decisions regarding custody and physical placement, like how much time their children should spend with each parent, where their children should live, and how they should make major decisions about health care and education for their children during and after the divorce. When these disagreements arise, often the divorce court appoints an attorney, called a guardian ad litem, to represent the best interests of the children.  Serving as a guardian ad litem requires a thorough knowledge of the substantive law and specialized procedural requirements, but also calls for sensitivity to and an understanding of the developmental needs of children.

The attorneys of Balisle & Roberson, S.C. have advanced training in guardian ad litem representation and regularly accept court appointments as guardians ad litem in Dane County both in the family law context, as well as in situations in which minors are involved in personal injury settlements.    

Learn more by viewing the following webinar. The information contained in this webinar is intended for informational purposes only and not intended to constitute legal advice. Use of this site does not constitute, in any manner, an attorney-client relationship between Balisle & Roberson, S.C. and the user.


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2015 Best Law Firms

Balisle & Roberson, S.C. has been included on U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers list of 2015 "Best Law Firms".

Attorneys Linda Balisle, Linda Roberson, David Joanis and Christopher Krimmer have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.

Balisle & Roberson, S.C. has been included on Martindale-Hubbel's list of Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers of 2013.

Attorneys Linda Balisle, Linda Roberson and David Joanis are included in the list of 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers ®.

Attorney Linda Balisle was selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Top 50 Lawyers, Wisconsin Top 25 Women, and the Madison Area Top 25 Lawyers in the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers.

Attorney Holly Slota was recognized as a Rising Star in Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2013.

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Walk-In Legal Clinics


Free to the Public - Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

No current clinics are scheduled. Check back soon for upcoming clinic dates. 

Walk-In Legal Clinics provide information of how to navigate the divorce process and procedures in the Dane County Courthouse. This free Saturday morning walk-in clinic is ideal for people who are representing themselves in a family law action or have questions about divorce law and practice.

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Upcoming Seminars

Attorney Holly Slota will be presenting at the State Bar of Wisconsin's GAL Training 2015 on May 20, 2015. Holly will be speaking about Special Needs of Children and the Guardian ad litem.

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On July 1, 2014, the new Wisconsin Trust Code took effect. This new law applies to trusts created before, on, or after July 1, 2014.  To read more, click here.

Christopher Krimmer

Listen to Attorney Christopher Krimmer discuss topical family law issues on The Mic 92.1, featured on our Resources page. 

Also visit the Resources page to view Webinars on a wide variety of topics, and articles, publications and other audio recordings authored by the attorneys of Balisle & Roberson, S.C., which include the legal implications of a wide variety of topics ranging from the financial implications of divorce to estate planning to parental alienation syndrome.