Susan A. Hansen

Susan Hansen practices family law, with an emphasis on collaborative divorce and mediation.
She has practiced in the southeastern Wisconsin area for over 30 years. She has extensiveHansen Hildebrand_Sue-Print-0013 experience in complex financial and child-related family law cases.  She practices  a client-centered, problem-solving approach to family law issues and supports working in an interdisciplinary process to provide the greatest value and long-term benefits to clients.


Susan is the Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She has served as a member of the Guardian ad Litem Legislative Council Committee, the Wisconsin Bar Association Family Law Section Board of Directors and Training and Public Education Chair for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin.


She is a member of many professional and community service organizations including the Wisconsin Association of Mediators, AFCC, Association for Conflict Resolution and the Leading American Attorneys Network Advisory Board. She is past-chair of the MBA Family Law Section, Bench Bar Committee and the Common Council Commission on Domestic Violence. She has frequently presented and written on financial and children’s family law issues for attorneys, educators, and mental health professionals and provided training in mediation and collaborative practice both nationally and internationally. To view an informative video about collaborative divorce featuring Susan Hansen, go to Collaborative Divorce vs Traditional Approach. The video was produced by the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., a professional organization of divorce professionals including lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists.


Her primary practice areas include Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties.
Susan has consistently been named among Milwaukee’s best divorce attorneys by Milwaukee Magazine, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America, Best Mediators in America, as well as an AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale Hubbell.


“It’s been five years since you handled my Collaborative divorce. I just want you to know Jim and I really did dance at our daughter’s wedding last weekend. We could not have done that without the respectful and thoughtful – though sometimes challenging – Collaborative Process.”
– Wife of a 15-year marriage

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