It is said that, “Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” And for anyone who has undergone the pain, suffering, remorse and recrimination involved in what is frequently a lengthy, expensive and soul-destroying experience, the advantage of having an experienced and sympathetic family lawyer at one’s side cannot be over-estimated.

Indeed, Family Law is a fraught area for many lawyers. Too often, the defendants in the case are emotionally damaged and not at their most rational or understanding. Take, for example, the struggle to obtain rights of custody of the children after a particularly vicious divorce settlement. This is very definitely a time when you need a lawyer such as Christopher Duren, an expert at easing the discomfort of divorce.

Christopher Duren holds the law in the highest respect. For him, it is no abstract entity but a system – objective and dispassionate – to uphold the dignity of man and to protect the weaker and more vulnerable members of our society. It is a moral position, untainted by personal dreams of aggrandizement. Christopher Duren’s career path reflects his unwavering optimism in the utility and efficacy of the legal profession. After graduating from the Cumberland School of Law, he formed his own legal practice and became owner of Duren Law Offices in his home town of Waunakee, Dane County, Wisconsin. The decision to open his own law offices in the town of his birth surprised many of his colleagues, who assumed that he would relocate to a large city. But for Christopher Duren, Waunakee holds a special place in his heart. He grew up there and has a powerful sense of community, and this belief in the nurturing capacity of small societies to instil a moral sensibility in its inhabitants has remained with him ever since. He regards it as axiomatic that he should somehow give something back to the area that raised him.

And it is his profound understanding of the community in which he lives and works that makes him ideally suited to handle cases such as divorce proceedings with such tact and sensitivity. He knows the people of his town and sympathises with their problems. “Covering all your bases,” is his modus operandi, and the many people who have been helped by him through long and painful legal proceedings would surely subscribe to that.

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