Caring, Experienced Family Law Representation
More Than 25 Years of Experience
As an experienced Milwaukee Family Law Attorney, I am skilled at guiding individuals and families with family-law problems through the complexities and difficulties of the legal process. For 30 years I have represented clients in Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, and Sheboygan counties, in the following practice areas:
- Divorce and Legal Separation
- Custody and Placement and Visitation
- Child Support
- Maintenance (Alimony)
- Asset and Debt Division
- Enforcement and Modification Proceedings
- Restraining Orders
- Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
- Post-Divorce Issues
My dedication to you is evidenced by the fact that I handle all cases personally, providing individual attention at every phase, rather than putting you off to an associate or a paralegal. As a skilled Milwaukee Family Law Attorney, my experience and dedication will be invaluable in assisting you through the legal process with a maximum of understanding and a minimum of stress.
Why You Should Trust Me to Represent You:
- Family Law litigation can be very complex and upsetting. It involves many legal and factual issues, often in a highly emotional environment. I provide a caring environment for clients and have developed an insight into all types of case problems that may come up.
- In practice since 1980, I have handled hundreds of Family Law cases throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
- Many decisions in your case must be made carefully since they will have important effects on your future. My attention to detail while analyzing your particular situation enables me to first consider all the available alternatives and to advise you of the pros and cons and potential consequences of each choice you face.
- I believe the best way to represent you is to learn about you, your situation, your motivations and your goals. I provide personal attention and service to each and every client.
- I am concerned about each client and strive to make their legal experience as easy as possible. I avoid surprises by telling clients what to expect and what might happen during the case.
- Without an experienced Family Law attorney guiding you through the process, your rights regarding your children, your property and your income could be at risk.
- Other areas of my legal practice help provide him with insights into many facets of the relationship between laws that might otherwise be overlooked.
- My office in Mequon is conveniently located just off I-43 and is very accessible from all areas of Southeast Wisconsin.
- If needed, appointments may be arranged for times after hours or on weekends.
If you need the assistance of an experienced Milwaukee Family Law Attorney, call Donald Fraker today at 262-347-4278 , or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your initial consultation. For more information, visit our website at http://www.wi-divorcelaw.com.
Attorney Donald Fraker
EDUCATION AND HONORS:
Certificate in Labor Management Relations through the Continuing Legal Education Program at Marquette University (1986).
J.D. at University of Wisconsin Law School (1980).
Bureau of National Affairs United States Law Week Award (1979).
B.S.S. at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa (1977). Graduated magna cum laude, with majors in Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.
Co-Founder and Co-President of Phi Kappa Nu social group at Cornell College. (1975).
CERTIFICATES OF ADMISSION:
Wisconsin Bar (June 1980)
U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. Wisconsin (June 1980)
Ohio Bar (Nov. 1980)
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. Ohio (Dec. 1980)
U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. Wisconsin (Nov. 1983)
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Sept. 1990)
Wisconsin Bar Association (1980 - present)
Ohio Bar Association (1980 - present)
Seventh Circuit Bar Association (1980 - present)
Dayton Bar Association (1980 - 1983)
Milwaukee Bar Association (1983 - present)
Waukesha County Bar Association (1984 - 1987)
Ozaukee County Bar Association (1992 - present)
Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (2001-present)
COMMUNITY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
American Civil Liberties Union (1983 - 1987)
Board of Friends of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater (1993 - present)
Milwaukee Symphony Friends
- Kuper v. Kuper, 246 Wis. 2d 987, 632 N.W. 2d 123 (App. 2001) (unpublished) - decided that court is not required to honor a stipulation of the parties that violated the regulations of the IRS.
- Rehrauer v. City of Milwaukee, 2001 WI App.151, 246 Wis. 2d 863, 631 N.W. 2d 644 - held that city may not take away an employee's vested pension rights without the employee's specific written consent.
- Washington v. Washington, 2001 WI 47, 234 Wis. 2d 684, 611 N.W. 2d 261 - held that court has power to clarify terms of property division even after divorce is final.
- Fisher v. Transco Services, 979 F. 2d 1239 (7th Cir. 1992) - held that use of work rules which had disparate adverse impact on older workers could be found to be pretext for age discrimination.
- United States v. Conley, 942 F. 2d 1125 (7th Cir. 1991) - established that money and property transferred from older man to younger woman in course of a personal relationship between the two must be considered gifts and not taxable income to the recipient.
- Sommerfield v. Sommerfield, 154 Wis. 2d 840, 454 N.W. 2d 55 (App. 1990) - confirmed that small business owned by one spouse cannot be valued at $0 for purposes of division of property at divorce merely because that spouse is unwilling to sell, but must be valued as if willing seller were involved.
- Lins v. Smead, et. al., (Wis. App. 1987) (unpublished) - determined that subdivision's restrictive covenants on types of construction allowed could be enforced even though no enforcement committee had been functioning for several years beforehand.
- Waukesha State Bank v. Sindic, 44 B.R. 167 (E.D. Wis. 1984) - indicated that secured creditor could not lose security interest in bankrupt's assets simply because bankrupt had legally disposed of stock-in-trade.
- Day v. Good Samaritan Hospital, (Ohio App. 1983) (unpublished) - clarified that discharged employee could base wrongful discharge claim on promises implied from employee handbook.