Custody lawyer

in Racine, Wisconsin — near Milwaukee and Kenosha

Custody and family law: Two parents face sad child

Hiring an attorney for custody

The issues of child custody and child placement are some of the most difficult things that you must resolve in a divorce. The anger and frustration that both spouses feel as their marriage ends are amplified when trying to figure out who will have custody of the children.

During these emotionally charged times, the best thing that you can do for your children is to hire an attorney. This gives you an advocate who will fight for your rights and is detached from the intense emotions that you are experiencing.

Custody and family law

Custodial rights do not refer to where a child will stay. This term refers to major decision-making for a child. The parties can have joint legal custody and make decisions together, or one parent can have decision-making authority or sole legal custody.

The major decisions involve schooling decisions, medical decisions, religious upbringing, whether a child can join the military before the age of 18, and whether or not a child can marry before the age of 18. It is important to note that the court generally presumes that joint custody is in the best interest of minor children.

Child custody and placement: Mother reads to two children falling asleep in bed


Where will the child reside? The court is really interested in where the child or children will sleep at night. In Wisconsin, the parties can share placement of the children, or one parent or the other can have primary placement. The court presumes that both parents should have maximized time with the child or children.

Attorneys for custody and placement in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha

We discuss many different topics with our child custody clients and do our best to answer all of their custody questions. Some of the most common issues our clients want to know about are:

  • Custody and placement arrangements
  • Mediation
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Social workers
  • Primary placement
  • Shared placement
  • Supervised placement
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Child support guidelines (percentage standard)
  • Serial payer

When you need answers about these sensitive issues, contact us. You will speak with the attorney who will handle your case from beginning to end, who will stand and defend your rights at the custody hearing, and who will provide you with the personal attention that you need when you are involved in a child custody situation.

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