Family Law

Wisconsin Family Law

Divorce and paternity cases are the most sensitive areas of any small town practice. We recognize that people are often going through the worst times in their lives. Family Law is often associated with financial issues, emotional turmoil, and feelings of betrayal. The Sczygelski Law Firm has represented clients in nearly 1,000 of these cases. Our firm has the experience, patience, and assertiveness to get the best results. We can help you deal with the legal unpleasantness of your situation and get the worst behind you as quickly and painlessly as possible.

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Full-service family law firm serving Manitowoc County and Northeastern Wisconsin.

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Sczygelski Law Firm can help. The firm's attorneys have served families in the Manitowoc area since 1999. Our Firm provides legal services in all areas of family law, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements


The firm's lawyers assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. They handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.


Divorce should not lead to financial crises. The firm's lawyers help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation

The firm's divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support

The attorneys at Sczygelski Law Firm can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, the firm's attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.


Through mediation or litigation, the divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

The attorneys at Sczygelski Law Firm are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Wisconsin to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. The firm's skilled negotiators can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Our Firm expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact dedicated Manitowoc family law attorneys

Call Sczygelski Law Firm at (920)-682-9990 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation with a family law attorney at their Manitowoc office.

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