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At our practice, you are a name, not a number!


child custody, child placement

Child custody and placement matters are one of the most complex issues in family law. Our experience produces favorable results that are in your children’s best interests.


Mediation is an effective and affordable alternative to traditional litigation.


Whether you are a mother who is trying to establish paternity, or you are a father seeking to protect your parental rights, we can help.


A divorce can be a financially and emotionally trying time. We will devise an appropriate solution tailored to your specific needs.

Best Child Support Attorney Racine

We understand that all parents want to provide for their children. We will review your financial situation to determine your child support obligation.

post judgment

If you experience a life-changing event or your children’s needs have changed, we can help you modify a previous order.

View our client reviews:

     "Heather was a wonderful guide in the divorce process and sensitive to the fact it wasn't an easy choice. She also help to keep me from being my own worst enemy and achieve the settlement that I wanted and needed. I would recommend her to everyone!"
Great Attorney. (Ami)
     "Heather Nelson was my hired lawyer for my recent divorce. She did an exceptional job of getting me what was rightfully mine as part of the marital assets. Her explanations of different subject matters were clear and fair as to who gets what under the law. I would highly recommend her in any family law case."
Fought for what was right and deserved (Ben)
     "I was a nervous wreck when it came to hiring an attorney on what was easily one of the most critical moments of my life. I tried to do my divorce pro se, but knowing the long term affects it could have on my custody of my children and other matters I knew I needed someone I could count on. Heather Nelson was that person. She guided me every step of the way and made the whole horrible divorce process so much better. It was obvious to me that her professionalism and experience exceeded that of the other attorney in the room. I'd recommend her to anyone."
Professional And Confident (Kara)
     "After consulting with a few other attorneys, Heather was the only one that actually listened to me and my problems. Her professionalism and communication was exactly what I expected from her. Any information that I needed to know about was reported to me as quickly as possible and as straightforward and honest as she could have been !! Would definitely recommend !!"
Heather is an absolute professional !! (Tim)
     "Heather is a really honest person. Very caring and dedicated. She is also very smart and knowledgeable of the law. So glad to have met her."
     "Sometimes you need advice and wise counsel, and Heather Nelson is straight up, and full of knowledge! I’m very pleased with her hard work, honesty, caring attitude, and efficiency. I highly recommend Heather for your representation."
Full Of Knowledge (Steve)
     "I cannot imagine navigating the stormy seas of the divorce process without Heather. She demonstrated the utmost professionalism, treated my kids and me with tremendous respect and empathy, and provided a level of service that far exceeded my expectations. Heather partnered with me to make sure every detail was attended to and that there were no surprises. She took a genuine interest in my family's well-being and gave me excellent advice on every aspect. It was an arduous process, but Heather was a tremendous relief. I trust her implicitly because she earned it. Thank you, Heather. You are truly a blessing!"
     Heather clearly understood my case, represented me professionally, and was very knowledgeable with current laws. I highly recommend her.
Excellent Attorney (Tim)


Top Divorce Lawyer in Racine

Best Divorce Lawyers in Racine 2021 Award

Best Family Lawyers in Milwaukee Award 2020 Expertise Award

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Super Lawyer Award 2022

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Top 10 Best Attorney Award 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Award

2017 Best Female Attorney Award American Institute of Faily Law Attorneys

NAFLA Badge 2017

2017 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Award for Excellence-Family Law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys


If you or someone you know is going through a family-related matter, we can help you with all of your specific questions and concerns. We will always take the time to talk to you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand. Contact Heather L. Nelson Law, S.C. today at (262) 456-2006 or by simply filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page to set an appointment for a free case evaluation. We look forward to providing immediate assistance with your legal issue.


Heather has successfully represented hundreds of clients in simple and complex divorces, legal separations, maintenance actions and the division of complex assets and debts associated with businesses, retirement accounts, financial accounts and real estate. She also provides diligent representation in paternity, physical placement, legal custody, relocation, child support, grandparent visitation and modifications or enforcement of prior orders.

Family law deals with very intimate issues. From divorce to child placement to grandparent visitation, the concerns involve people and relationships closest to you. That means family law has its own particular set of challenges and problems not shared by other legal fields, so it is crucial to secure experienced legal counsel. Feelings often run high since the outcome of a case can have serious repercussions, financially and emotionally. You should be comfortable enough to share your very personal issues and be confident that your attorney will be honest with your expectations.

To develop effective legal strategies, Heather listens carefully to all details that are relevant to your legal matter. She tells it like it is – providing honest, straight forward legal advice that keeps you grounded in reality. Heather’s ultimate goal is to settle your case in the fairest and most amicable way possible. But, if challenges arise, she will fight even harder to ensure the most successful resolution.  Whether Heather is dealing with complications that arise inside or outside the courtroom, she will tackle those obstacles with the utmost professionalism. Heather will guide, educate and support your decisions because they will affect you and your family for years to come.