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Attorney Kelly Dodd has extensive experience with all legal matters related to marriage and marriage-similar relationships. She has handled a wide array of marriage dissolution actions including divorce, annulment, and legal separation and all related matters such as child custody or placement, child support, spousal support, and property division. Kelly drafts and defends pre-nuptial and post-nuptial marital property agreements as well as cohabitation and separation agreements. Kelly has appeared throughout Wisconsin trial courts in more than a dozen counties, in over 15 cases in front of the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, and has argued and won in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She has successfully litigated complex interstate custody, visitation, and support actions, involving clients in various states across the country and has represented international clients in Wisconsin courts.

Kelly is also dedicated to helping families avoid unique complications related to cohabitation, domestic partnerships and other marriage-like relationships. She has handled partition actions and civil unjust enrichment cases between unmarried cohabitants, represented clients with void marriages, and litigated broken engagement suits.

Kelly educates her clients about alternatives to litigation and has served often as a family law mediator. She is frequently appointed as mediator in family court actions by Milwaukee County Family Court Commissioners and is requested as a mediator by other family law attorneys. She was appointed by a state senator to serve on a family law task force aimed at drafting legislation.

Location

  • 933 North Mayfair Road, Suite 300
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Marquette University , graduated 2000
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, graduated 1996

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

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