Protecting Parents And Children In Child Custody Matters

Arriving at a meaningful child custody and placement arrangement can be difficult for any parent going through divorce. Parents frequently disagree over what will serve the best interests of their children. Wisconsin law is geared toward ensuring that the child will have meaningful and consistent contact with each of his or her parents.

At Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP, we understand how important your children are to you. We work hard to understand the unique family dynamics involved with each child custody dispute. Our attorneys will thoroughly discuss your goals and concerns to craft an individualized legal strategy to serve your best interests. Our lawyers will explain how the law applies to your circumstances. We will help you to understand your rights and realistic legal options to protect the well-being of your child from a legal point of view.

Understanding Legal Custody And Parenting Time In Wisconsin

Child custody disputes can involve disagreements over legal custody and physical placement of the child. Our lawyers have substantial experience in local courts in Waukesha, Pewaukee, Brookfield and surrounding communities. We draw on that experience to anticipate how judges may rule to provide knowledgeable guidance to obtain the most favorable outcome possible in resolving child custody and placement disagreements.

Resolving legal custody disputes: Legal custody refers to who has the authority to make important decisions in raising the child, including those that impact education, religion, health care and other important matters. Joint legal custody is the most common result, even in cases where the children spend most of their time in one parent's home.

Determining physical placement: Physical placement of the child involves where the children spend their time. A parenting time plan or visitation schedule is what most people think of when discussing physical custody issues. Placement schedules can vary widely from case to case. We focus on obtaining the best results possible, tailored to the individual goals of our clients.

Resolving custody and placement matters through skilled negotiation is an effective way to keep down the emotional and financial costs of divorce. The courts prefer to have child custody disputes resolved through negotiation or mediation, when possible. Parents who are able to resolve the dispute without handing custody and placement decisions over to the judge retain more power to decide what works best with their own schedules and the needs of their children. However, when the opposing side is not willing to negotiate reasonably, our child custody attorneys will not hesitate to fight for your parental rights in court to obtain the best outcome possible.

While joint custody and shared placement are common, the best interests of the child are paramount. When alcoholism, drug abuse or other factors are present, we draw on extensive experience in resolving complex disputes to safeguard the rights of our clients and their children. When you work with our trial attorneys, you can rest assured that we will remain focused on what is best for you and your children.

Speak With A Skilled Lawyer In Waukesha To Discuss Your Rights

To speak with a compassionate child custody lawyer in Waukesha, we invite you to call 262-232-6699, or send us a message online to request your confidential consultation. We serve clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin.