Sole Custody in Wisconsin
The aftermath of filing for divorce can be messy and painful. It doesn’t just affect you and your spouse, after all. It also affects your children and their lives. That’s especially true if you’re seeking sole custody in Wisconsin.
Unfortunately, child custody issues can be difficult and complex. Your spouse may try to fight for a different custody agreement, making it even harder for you to move on. Fortunately, your lawyer from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help you fight to establish sole custody and get the rights to your children you deserve.
When You Should Seek Sole Custody
Seeking sole custody means that you’ll have complete custody of your children, rather than sharing that custody. That means that you’ll have your children all the time, rather than sharing physical custody of them. In some cases, you may even choose to seek full legal custody, which means that only you will have a right to make decisions about your child’s upbringing.
In some cases, seeking sole custody can mean seeking safety for your children. If your spouse was a danger to you or your children, you might seek a restraining order and sole custody on those grounds. In other cases, you might simply believe that your spouse is not fit or able to take care of your children.
If you believe that it’s in your child’s best interest to live away from their other parent, you may need help. Fortunately, a Wisconsin lawyer may be able to help you fight for full custody.
Fighting for Your Children
If you’re seeking sole custody of your children, one of your first steps is to ensure your children are not in danger. If you believe that the other parent might put you or your children in danger, first speak to your lawyer about filing a restraining order. This order can protect your during the divorce process and ideally ensure you won’t suffer harassment or abuse.
Once you know your children are safe, we’ll then focus on the reasons you should receive sole custody. You’ll need to show that it’s in your children’s best interests for you to have sole custody. These reasons could include the following, among others:
- Distance to the child’s school from your home
- Your child’s wishes
- Your physical and mental health
- Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse
- Any special needs of the children
Talk to a Wisconsin Lawyer for Sole Custody
When it comes to your children, you want to make sure they have the happiest, healthiest lives possible. In some cases, that means seeking out sole custody in Wisconsin, whether that’s during the divorce process or through a modified agreement after the fact.
Fortunately, if you’re concerned about your children, a lawyer from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help. We understand that you want to protect your children’s well-being, so we’ll fight for the right custody agreement for you and your family. That way, you can focus on your children’s growth and happiness.
When you’re ready to consult with a lawyer, reach out to us for more information. We can be found by calling 414-453-0800 or by completing the following online form.