Wisconsin Child Custody Laws
As a parent, you want to know that your child is getting the full care they need and deserve. Unfortunately, that can be tough when you’re going through a divorce. If you’re concerned about losing custody of your children, getting a divorce can become even more stressful.
That’s why you need an attorney from Karp & Iancu, SC who understands Wisconsin child custody laws. We understand how difficult it can be to protect your custody rights and understand all the laws that can affect your case. Reach out for help before you begin, and we’ll help you make the right custody plan for your family.
Types of Custody
When you’re fighting for custody of your child, it’s important to first understand the types of custody you could be dealing with. If you’re not sure what type of custody you’re seeking, whether legal or physical, or whether you’re seeking full or joint custody, it can be tough to get the agreement you want.
First, keep in mind that even if you or your ex spouse don’t have physical custody over the child, you or they may have some legal power over the child. Legal custody grants you certain rights over their upbringing. For example, you may have some say over what type of school they attend.
You’ll also need to determine whether joint or sole custody is best for you. In some cases, you and your ex spouse may want to split your parenting time so that the children have time with you both. In other cases, you may be concerned about your child’s care and safety, so you may push to be their sole guardian.
Your Child’s Best Interests
When you’re fighting for custody of your children in Wisconsin, the judge will typically make the decision based on the best interests of the child. That means that they’ll make the choice based on what will lead the child to a safer, happier, healthier life.
Proving that it’s in the child’s best interests to be in your care can be tough. You’ll need to consider the following factors and fight back if your former spouse is seeking custody, too:
- Your mental and physical health
- Any special needs of your child
- Distance from their school
- Criminal arrests or convictions
- Your child’s wishes
Understand Custody Laws for Your Wisconsin Case
When you’re seeking out custody of your child or children, you’ll need to ensure you’re getting the right parenting agreement for your family. In some cases, that may mean a fair balance for both parents, while others may seek sole custody of their child or children.
No matter what your unique situation is, seek out a lawyer for help understanding Wisconsin child custody laws. At Karp & Iancu, SC, we’ll review your case personally and make sure you understand your case completely before you begin.
If you’re seeking custody of your children and you’re struggling with the laws, reach out for the help you need today from a Wisconsin custody attorney. Give us a call at 414-453-0800 or complete the online form below to start.