Bonnie M. Abramoff -- Attorney Profile

In financial matters, Attorney Abramoff has a thorough understanding of the tax implications of property division and support, business valuation issues, asset discovery and valuation, and employee benefits including retirement plans and stock options. 

Attorney Abramoff has extensive training and experience in complex issues in family law.  In matters concerning custody and placement, she brings extensive knowledge of child development, alcohol and drug addiction, domestic violence, emotional abuse, mental illnesses, and child health issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder, asthma and allergies.

Education

Marquette Law School

Juris Doctor, 1985
Member, National Moot Court Team
Intern, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II
St. Thomas More Scholar

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Bachelor of Arts, 1982, cum laude

Associations

State Bar of Wisconsin

Family Law Section

Leander J. Foley Matrimonial American Inns of Court

Master

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin

Membership Chair; Training Committee

Washington County Bar Association

Society of Family Lawyers

Past President

Training

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin

  • The Building Blocks of Collaborative Practice: An Expanded Interdisciplinary Training (December, 2010)
  • Strategic Negotiation and Artful Communication: Tools to Foster Resolution (November, 20o1)
  • Developing Effective Parenting Plans (April, 2008)
  • Framing Issues for Maximum Mediator Effectiveness in Domestic Relations Mediation (February, 2008)
  • Divorce and Custody Mediation Skills (January, 2008)
  • Adapting Your Communication Style to Maximize Effectiveness with Different Types of Clients: A Nuance of Emotional Containment (April, 2006)
  • Dealing with Impasse (September, 2006)
  • Advance Negotiation in Collaborative Practice and Mediation: Interest Based Negotiation and Beyond (June, 2005)

Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce

  • Taking the War out of our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (May, 2010)
  • A Work in Progress: Pediatric Brain Development (September, 2009)
  • When a Divorcing Parent's Sexual Behavior is Out of Control (May, 2009)
  • Meeting the Challenge of Mental Health Testimony in Family Law (May, 2009)
  • Understanding the Brain in the Creation of Attachment Disorders (May, 2008)
  • When Parents Part: Consequences for Children, Family Relationships, and Professional Interventions (May, 2007)
  • Children, Suggestibility, Memory, and Interviewing (May, 2006)
  • Father Involvement: The Final Frontier of Child Development (May, 2006)
  • Dealing with High Conflict Parental Separation/Divorce Involving Domestic Violence Allegations and Relocation Disputes (May, 2005)

State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Family Law conferences since 1986

Teaching

  • Building Blocks of Collaborative Practice (Biannual Program, 2011-)
  • First Hearings, Inns of Court (September, 1999)
  • Shared Placement, Society of Family Lawyers (May, 1999)
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Milwaukee Bar Association-Family Law Section (December, 1998)
  • Advanced Maintenance Litigation, Society of Family Lawyers (May, 1996)
  • Family Law Litigation, National Business Institute (January, 1995)
  • Avoiding Disaster During the First Critical Weeks of a Divorce Case, Society of Family Lawyers (May, 1993)
  • The Life Stages of Marital Property Agreements, Milwaukee Bar Association (December, 1992)

Publications

"A Child by Any Other Name - Rights Between Separated Parents to Change a Child's Surname." American Journal of Family Law, Wisconsin Edition, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter, 1988)

"Does the Age of the Child Determine the Remedy for Enforcement of Child Support Orders?" American Journal of Family Law, Wisconsin Edition, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer, 1987)