Full Custody in Wisconsin
A divorce can be complex enough between two adults. When you have children who are minors and who live at home, it can become even messier. That’s especially true if you’re seeking full custody in Wisconsin.
Your children are important to you, and you want to protect your time with them. Fortunately, your attorneys at Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help you work to do so. If you’re concerned about getting full custody of your children, reach out for help before your case goes to court.
Full Custody vs. Joint Custody
In some cases, you might not be sure whether you’re seeking full custody or not. Every case is different, which can be confusing, and you’ll need to consider what’s best for you and for your children.
Typically, you’ll either seek full custody or some form of joint custody. Full custody means that you’ll have complete physical custody of your children. That means they’ll live with you year-round, though they may visit their other parent.
Joint custody, by contrast, means that you and the other parent will share time with your children. This may be a weekly transition, where the children spend part of the week with one parent and part of the week with the other. Other parents may agree to a different arrangement, depending on the details of their case and their children.
Considering Your Child’s Best Interests
In your case, you might feel that it’s best for your child to be completely in your care. That’s especially important if you’re concerned about the safety of your children. You’ll need to know that your children are in the right hands, and for some parents, that means making sure you have full custody.
To receive full custody, you may need to focus on showing that it’s in your child’s best interests that you have full custody. The reasons will depend on your case, but they may include any of the following:
- Physical and mental health of the parents
- Distance from school
- History of domestic violence in the household
- Age and gender of the child
- The child’s wishes
Your lawyer will take into account each reason you should have full custody. They’ll seek out the evidence you need to prove that you’re the best parent to have custody, so that you’ll know your children are in the right hands.
Connect with a Wisconsin Custody Lawyer
If you have children and you’re in the midst of a divorce, one major concern may be getting full custody in Wisconsin. You want your children to have the home and the care they need, and you may be concerned that even joint custody won’t give them that.
Fortunately, you’ll have someone on your side to help you work to get custody of your children. At Karp & Iancu, S.C., we want your kids to have the healthy, happy home life they deserve, and having the right custody agreement can make a difference.
If you’re concerned about keeping or gaining custody of your children, reach out for a consultation about your claim. Your Wisconsin lawyer is ready to talk with you, so call us at 414-453-0800 or complete the online form below.