Advocating For Your Interests During Custody And Placement Disputes
During divorce proceedings, there is perhaps no point of contention that is harder to resolve than the custody of your children. Both parents, understandably, want to continue to be involved in their children’s lives and want to have a role in their upbringing.
The lawyers at Schwei & Wendt S.C., understand how important your children are to you. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan that protects your interests. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we know how to achieve a final child custody agreement that satisfies your wishes.
Legal custody applies to the important decisions concerning minor children. This may apply to decisions surrounding medical treatments, education or the child’s religious upbringing. Courts tend to award joint custody to both parents. In joint-custody situations, both parents must come together when making major decisions pertaining to minor children.
Alternatively, one parent may receive sole custody of a child, allowing that parent to make independent parenting decisions. Courts may award sole custody if there is a history of domestic violence, substance abuse or another factor that causes a clear and present danger to the child.
The physical placement of the child determines what percentage of the time a child will stay with each parent. If one child lives with one parent most of the time, that is classified as primary placement. Alternatively, shared placement may be awarded, meaning the child will spend at least 25 percent of the time with each parent.
Experienced Collaborative Law Attorneys
We believe that the best solutions to family law disputes is to foster a collaborative atmosphere between you and your spouse. Our lawyers have decades of experience using collaboration and frequently attend training sessions to keep our knowledge up-to-date with the latest changes to Wisconsin’s laws.