Stillings & Buchinger, LLC
Wisconsin Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
Neenah - Menasha - Appleton - Fond du Lac - Eastern Wisconsin
Legal custody refers to the right of a parent to make major life decisions for a child. This includes decisions regarding medical care, education, religion and other major life decisions issues. Unless there is good reason to deny one parent these rights, Wisconsin law presumes that custody will be jointly granted to both parents.
The types of "good reasons" that a court will consider depend on many factors, but usually involve abuse, untreated addictions, drugs, or child neglect.
If the parents cannot resolve custody issues, then the court may order the parents into Mediation.
As with all aspects of family law, no two families are alike, and the inferences of the law that resulted in a friend's outcome may not apply to your situation. If you have questions regarding custody of your children, it is always in your children's best interest for you to obtain qualified professional legal advice.
The Attorneys at Stillings & Buchinger offer free initial consultations. To arrange your consultation with one of the attorneys, please call the office or e-mail the attorney directly.