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Susan Hansen

Susan Hansen

Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.; Family Mediation Center
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Wisconsin
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Susan Hansen focuses her practice on collaborative divorce and mediation with self-represented parties. She has extensive experience in both complex financial and child-related family issues. Her approach emphasizes working closely with clients for creative problem-solving and uses an interdisciplinary process to provide the greatest value and long-term benefits to clients. Susan has held leadership positions, including past president of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has frequently presented on family law topics to lawyers, judges, and mental health and financial professionals. She has provided mediation and collaborative practice training nationally and internationally, most recently in Florence, Italy. Susan has consistently been named in Milwaukee's best divorce lawyers by Super Lawyers, Milwaukee Magazine, US News and World Reports, M Magazine, and received an AV Preeminent Bar and Judicial Rating by Martindale Hubble for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and Ethics. Susan is co-founder if the Family Mediation Center to expand education and process options for self-represented couples. FMC utilizes an interdisciplinary mediation approach including lawyer mediators and child and financial specialists to assist couples in creating family-centered agreements and navigating the court process. For more information, visit and

Marquette University Law School
J.D. (1981) | Law
Honors: Academic Award for Family Law
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Articles & Publications
How Mediation is Changing Family Law
Best Lawyers
Consider a Mediator Over a DIY Divorce
Super Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
Co-presenter, Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence, Washington DC
Co-presented with Judge Michael J. Dwyer, presiding judge of Family Division and Dr. Casey Holtz, child and family psychologist
Trainer, Interdisciplinary Family Mediation, Milwaukee, WI
Family Mediation Center
Four day mediation training focused on mediating with self-represented parties.
Collaborative Practice Trainer, Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, Florence, Italy
I was part of a training team that presented a 3 day training to Italian lawyers,financial specialists and mental health professionals.
Listed as Super Lawyer; Top 25 Women Lawyers in Wisconsin
Super Lawyers
List as a Super Lawyer since inception of the awards.
Best Family Lawyer; Best Mediator
Best Lawyers-US News and World Reports
AV Preeminent; Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Martindale Hubbell
Received for multiple years. Also received highest rating from the Judiciary.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin  # 1014798
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Internation Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I provide a no-charge telephone consultation to help potential clients understand their legal process choices and weigh options for next steps.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I provide both full and limited scope representation for individuals as well as mediation services for couples. Client's legal needs and fees are discussed at the initial consultation and throughout the duration of representation.
Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Websites & Blogs
Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.
Family Mediation Center
Contact & Map
Main Office
126 N. Jefferson St. #401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 273-2422
Fax: (414) 273-3966