Grigg, Kathryn M.

Kathryn M. Grigg

Partner
Lisa Thomaschek
608.283.6759

About

Kathryn Grigg is a divorce and family law attorney in Madison and a partner in Axley.  Ms. Grigg concentrates her practice in divorce, legal separation, child custody and placement, child support, maintenance (alimony), property division, paternity, relocation, and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Ms. Grigg is skilled in helping clients protect their business interests and minimize exposure for paying support.  She has extensive experience representing self-employed clients and analyzing complex assets and income structures.  Ms. Grigg’s approach blends empathy with client education.  She believes that clients who understand the legal process and the laws are in a better position to shape the outcome and attain favorable results.

Ms. Grigg is also certified in the Collaborative Divorce process and is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin.

She was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of attorneys statewide.  She was also named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2014.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin and the Western District of Wisconsin.

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Involvement & Recognition

Involvement:

  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Committee
  • Member of Jaycees of Wisconsin
    • Board of Directors: Legal Counsel, 2011 – 2013
  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Member, Legal Association for Women
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Member, Professional Ethics Committee
  • Member, United States District Court – Western District

Recognition:

Client Successes

Won a post-judgment motion to relocate a child across the country based on client’s concerns that child’s educational needs were not currently being met.

Obtained formal visitation rights for grandparent.

Negotiated a favorable maintenance buy-out to minimize client’s potential exposure.

Prevented a former spouse from modifying child support shortly after the divorce was granted, despite the former spouse’s loss of employment.

Prevented a former spouse from re-opening the divorce judgment to request maintenance modification when maintenance was previously held open.

Successfully obtained four-year injunctions in case involving harassment, financial exploitation and emotional abuse of a parent by the child.

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Family Law

Successfully settled contentious divorce case with a difficult pro se party, involving all issues of custody, placement, child support, property division and maintenance

Prevailed at trial involving a parent’s wrongful conversion of custodial property under UTMA

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Family Law

Obtained multiple domestic abuse injunctions for the maximum time frame allowable

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Family Law

Insights

Other Presentations & Publications
Article: "Crafting Effective Maternity Leave Policies." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (12/2014)
Article: "What Employers Need to Know About Child Support Withholding." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (7/2014)
Article: "My Ex and I Share Placement of Our Kids. I Accepted a New Job Out-of-State and Want the Kids to Come with Me, but my Ex Won't Agree. What Can I Do?" The Verona Press (4/2013)

Endorsements

Kathryn has been tremendously helpful in guiding me through a very complicated paternity process. She takes a balanced approach, knowing when to be aggressive and when to step back. I also appreciate that she is efficient with her communications which keeps costs down. Hopefully they won’t have to use her, but if so, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.

- Matt B.
Family Law