Your Family Law Center

Firm Overview

We help families going through transitions such as divorce, separation, adoption, surrogacy, domestic violence, marriage, blending families, change in work causing a change in support (child, family, or maintenance), in ways that keep children as the focus, while protecting you and your finances.
Main Office
Main Office
152 W Johnson St, SUite 210
Madison  WI  53703
Phone
  • 608-819-9800
Websites
Divorce
We help families going through transition within their family structure (divorce, separation, adoption, surrogacy) in ways that reduce trauma for kids, while protecting client's financial interests. End goals are tailored to client needs!
Your Family Law Center is dedicated to your family law matters: whether divorce, separation, adoption, surrogacy, child support, paternity, or child support. We work with you to discuss your long term goals, and help set a path that allows you to maintain as much control over your case as possible, always putting your child(ren)'s best interests as the highest priority. Our experienced lawyers will be with you at every step of the way!

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We are passionate about helping families through transitions in ways that focus on your child(ren)'s best interest, while protecting your finances. We look forward to an opportunity to help you in your family law matter.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Ginger Murray has over 20 years of family law experience, with over 5 years of presiding over family law cases as the Family Court Commissioner in both Oneida and Forest Counties.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are all about you and your family law matters, as it made clear by the name we choose for our business "Your Family Law Center". At this office, all lawyers are dedicated to one thing only: your family law matter!

Ginger Murray

Ginger L. Murray, President and Lead Family Law Attorney

Former Family Court Commissioner Ginger Murray, offers over 20 years of family law experience to clients. As Commissioner, Ginger presided over divorce and paternity cases in which she decided custody, placement, child support and asset distribution as well as abuse and harassment restraining order/injunction hearings.

As legal advocate, Ginger provides competent and compassionate representation for clients with family law matters: adoption, change in custody/placement/support, divorce, grandparent's rights, guardianship, paternity, surrogacy, and restraining orders/injunctions. Ginger helps many clients with diverse needs, including cordial couples seeking amicable divorces, abused clients needing their rights protected, parents wanting more time with or needing to protect children, parents being falsely accused of abuse and spouses needing to protect business interests, real estate, pension/retirement plans and other assets.

"It's a great pleasure to help clients obtain a divorce without a battle, when appropriate. In those cases, clients are generally more satisfied with the process as they have more control over the results. However, formal court proceedings are required in some cases, such as those involving alcohol/drug abuse, unequal income, or special concerns for a child. Because I have either presided over or litigated thousands of cases, I am very prepared to be as aggressive as your case demands."

Areas of Practice:
Whether through collaborative efforts (settlement conferences, mediation or arbitration) or litigation, Ginger Murray has over 20 years of experience in the following family law matters: child abuse restraining orders/injunctions, child support, custody, divorce, domestic abuse restraining orders/injunctions, grandparent's rights, guardian ad litem, guardianship, legal separation, maintenance, mediation, modification of family orders, paternity, placement, post-judgment disputes, pre nuptials, post nuptials, termination of parental rights, and other related family law disputes.

Representative Cases
Borrenson V. Yunto, 713 N.W.2d 656 (Wis.App. 2006)"Published decision which makes it clear that when one parent is found to have intentionally and unreasonably interfered with the other parent's court ordered placement, the court SHALL require the offending parent to pay the other parents attorney fees/costs and the guardian ad litem's fees/costs."

Professional Associations and Memberships:

*Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (Board Member)

*State Bar of Wisconsin

*Dane County Bar Association

*State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section

*State Bar of Wisconsin, Children in the Law Committee (Past Chair)

*State Bar of Wisconsin, Section Leaders Counsel

*James F. Doyle Inns of Court

*Legal Association for Women

*Fellow of Wisconsin Law Foundation

**Martindale Hubbel Rating: AV "Preeminent" Peer Review Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

**AVVO.com Rating 10.0

Published Works

*Return 17-Year-Olds to Juvenile Court, Wisconsin Lawyer, June 2007

*Restraining Orders, Wisconsin Woman, August 2008

Classes/Seminars Taught

*Child Custody and Visitation, National Business Institute, December 2007

*Basic Divorce 101, 26th Annual Family Law Workshop, State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, August 2007

*Moderator for "As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce", National Business Institute (2015)

*Family Law Fundamentals, Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference (2012)

Past Employment Positions

*Forest County, Circuit Court Commissioner, 1999-2004

*Forest County, Family Court Commissioner, 1999-2004

*Oneida County, Family Court Commissioner, 2001-2004

*City of Crandon, City Attorney, 1999-2004

*Murray Law Office, General Practitioner, 1996-2004

*Lawton & Cates, SC 2004-2014 (Past President, Chairperson of the Board, and shareholder)

Personal and Professional Volunteer Work

*State Bar of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Investigator: 3rd term

*Sun Prairie "Storm" Swim Team Board Member/Secretary

*Crandon Lion's Club: Past President
License
  • Bar Number: 1028352
    Wisconsin , 1996
Education
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    J.D. , 1995
    Studies focuses on family law and criminal law: worked on death penalty cases.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1992
    B.A. , 1992
    Degree in Behavioral Studies, and Certificate in Criminal Justice.

MEGAN CORNING

VICE PRESIDENT AND ATTORNEY

Megan enjoys working with clients of diverse backgrounds to provide guidance and creative solutions to complex family law matters. She has worked in private practice serving family law clients since her graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School. While Megan's practice is focused in Dane County and Jefferson County she has also practiced throughout southern Wisconsin. Megan has shown a demonstrated commitment to family law. While at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Megan earned a Family Law Concentration Certificate. As a participant in the Family Court Assistance Project, she gained valuable experience representing clients in divorce, paternity, and post-judgment family law matters. Prior to law school, Megan worked at the Wisconsin Family Justice Clinic in Milwaukee as a student intern providing pro se litigants with procedural information and guidance in completing family law forms. Megan is a native of Sun Prairie and enjoys all that the Madison area has to offer. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and Badger sports.

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