Father and SonThe American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Wisconsin Chapter was founded to bring together the Badger State’s top attorneys in the fields of matrimonial law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Legal separation
  • Annulment
  • Custody/Placement
  • Property valuation
  • Support and the rights of unmarried co-habitors


The overriding mission of the Chapter is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law, to the end that the welfare of the family and society be protected.


To be eligible for membership, you must devote a specified percentage of your practice to Family Law, you must have been in practice a certain minimum number of years, and you must meet other requirements. For a complete description of the requirements and an application form, call the AAML national office at (312) 263-6477, or via e-mail. You can also send a postal inquiry to:

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
50 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2040
Chicago, IL 60601

Chapter Activities

The Wisconsin Chapter presents an annual seminar in Milwaukee each Spring, which includes a case law update, hot tips from the experts, and panels of family court judges and commissioners discussing issues commonly seen in family court.

The Chapter also holds a member-only spring and fall program, which consists of in-depth discussion of major issues in family law. Other social events are held time to time during the year.

The Chapter also donates monies to projects it deems worthy in furthering the objectives of the AAML. In the past, such projects include GAL training, law student scholarships and donations to domestic violence projects.

The Chapter holds member-only Spring and Fall programs which consist of in-depth discussions of major issues in Family Law. Other social events are held from time to time during the year.

Charitable Work

With excess profits earned from the Spring seminar, the Chapter also engages in philanthropic work, donating monies for causes which further the objectives of the AAML. In the recent past, grants have been made for GAL training, law student scholarships, domestic violence projects, and other worthy projects.