Karyn Youso

15850 W. Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
United States
Office Phone: 2627885335
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I help families pursue low-conflict divorce.
<br>It is always a lot more difficult to get divorced than to get married. Divorce can be complicated by feelings of anger, failure, resentment, and guilt. All those emotions converge during the divorce process, leading otherwise reasonable people to act unreasonably.
<br>My job as attorney is to help parties facing difficult times make informed and reasonable choices. I promote cooperation between uncooperative spouses, encourage communication in non-communicative families, and above all else work to preserve the well-being of children whose parents are divorcing.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): State Bar of Wisconsin ~State Bar of Illinois

Professional Activities

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin -- Marketing Chair (2005, 2006) ~International Academy of Collaborative Professionals -- Public Education Committee (2009)

Undergraduate Education

University of Pennsylvania (BA 1989)

Professional Education

Washington University School of Law (in St. Louis) (JD 1992)


My divorce practice emphasizes mediation and collaborative practice, with a substantive specialty in the issues of domestic abuse, substance abuse, and mental illness. The practice of Collaborative Divorce enables me to balance the aggressive energy needed to handle those type of cases with a more creative and cooperative outlook, benefitting my clients both emotionally and economically. <br> <br>In every case involving children, however, the children's needs must come first. The interdisciplinary approach of Collaborative Divorce -- including the crucial involvement of mental health professionals -- enables the parties to re-focus their priorities on their children, so that this important goal is not lost, as it sometimes is in the adversarial process.