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.   


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Balisle & Roberson, S.C. was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune and Money Magazines. Please click here to read the article.

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

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Attorneys Linda Balisle, Linda Roberson and David Joanis are included in the list of 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers ®.

Attorney Linda S. Balisle was selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Top 25 Women and the Madison Area Top 25 Lawyers in the 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers ®.

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

Attorney Holly Slota recently presented at the State Bar of Wisconsin's GAL Training 2015. Holly spoke about Special Needs of Children and the Guardian ad litem.

Attorney David Joanis recently presented at the National Business Institute's seminar on Complex Child Custody and Support Issues in Divorce on the topic of Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation.

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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.


Visit the Resources page to view articles and publications 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.