Milwaukee Child Custody Lawyers Protect Your Parental Rights
At The Fields Group Law Firm, we handle all types of child custody and placement disputes. Our Milwaukee child custody lawyers encourage parents to set aside differences and work together when making decisions regarding their children. After all, no one knows your child better than you. Our Milwaukee child custody attorneys understand parents cannot always reach a mutual decision. In such an event, we are prepared to take your case through the court process and protect your rights.
This term refers to a parent's ability to make major decisions about his/her child. Working with a skilled Milwaukee family law attorney will help determine custody. This will determine how decisions will be made about where the child will attend school, choice of religion, consent for non-emergency medical care, consent to obtain a driver’s license, consent to enter the military and consent to marry before age 18. In Wisconsin, the presumption is that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child. However, there are some instances where sole legal custody may be warranted.
This term refers to where the child will physically reside. Often, parents are able to create a schedule they believe is best for the child. If this is not the case, the court steps in. The courts have a mandatory process which must be completed before any permanent decision is made. If the parents cannot reach an agreement by the end of the process, a judge will decide what schedule the parents must follow.
Post-Judgment Custody/Placement Disputes
Sometimes custody or placement disputes arise months or even years after the final decision or agreement. Within the first two years of a final decision or agreement, a court will only step in and modify your agreement if you can show the other parent presents an immediate danger to the physical or emotional well-being of your child. After the initial two year period, the court uses another standard to determine whether or not it will modify your order.