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Jefferson County Child Custody Attorney

Jefferson County, Wisconsin child custody and physical placement lawyer

Find the Right Child Custody Lawyer for Your Needs

Family law cases can have long-lasting effects on the lives of parents and children. Divorcing or unmarried parents will need to determine how issues related to child custody will be addressed. These matters will address how parents will make decisions about raising their children, where children will live, and multiple other issues that can affect parent/child relationships and other aspects of the lives of family members.

At John T. Fields & Associates, LLC, our experienced attorney can provide invaluable assistance for parents who are navigating this difficult process. Whether you are seeking sole or primary custody of your children, believe that custody should be shared, or want to establish rules that will be followed as you and the other parent work together to raise your children, we can ensure that your parental rights and your children's best interests will be protected throughout the proceedings. With our knowledge of the laws in Wisconsin that affect child custody cases and our experience representing clients in these matters, we can provide you with sound advice about how best to approach your particular situation, and we will advocate for solutions that will meet your family's needs.

Navigating Legal Issues Related to Child Custody in Jefferson County

Child custody cases involve a variety of complex legal issues that can be challenging to resolve, especially when parents disagree about what is best for their children. Parents must address both legal custody, which pertains to decision-making authority over the children's upbringing, and physical custody, which pertains to where the children will live and when they will spend time with both parents. Other issues will also need to be addressed, such as child support obligations that will require both parents to contribute to children's ongoing needs and expenses.

At John T. Fields & Associates, LLC, we understand the nuances of the law, and we have the knowledge to help you navigate the legal issues in your case. We can assist with cases involving issues such as:

  • Sole custody - If you believe that you should have sole or primary responsibility for making decisions for your children, we can advise you on whether this may be an option in your case. While sole legal custody is less common than other types of custody arrangements, it may be appropriate if you and the other parent are unable to cooperate or if your case involves factors such as domestic abuse or the absence of the other parent.
  • Joint custody - Joint legal custody involves both parents sharing decision-making authority, while shared physical custody will allow each parent to spend reasonable amounts of time with children. These types of custody arrangements can be beneficial for children, and they are usually preferred by Wisconsin family courts. We can help you determine how to put joint custody arrangements in place that will allow your children to maintain positive relationships with both parents and provide them with stability and consistency in their lives.
  • Child placement - When parents share physical custody, they will need to determine a parenting schedule that allows each parent to have regular and meaningful contact with their children. This schedule will need to account for factors such as children's school schedules, the parents' work schedules, vacations, holidays, and other considerations.
  • Parenting agreements - The key to a successful co-parenting arrangement in which parents share custody and work together to raise their children is a well-drafted parenting plan. This is a legal document that will be included in a divorce decree or a child custody order. In addition to detailing the decisions made about legal and physical custody, it will also include other information about how parents will cooperate and communicate with each other, such as transportation arrangements for children, sharing of variable expenses, and dispute resolution methods.

Contact Our Jefferson County Child Custody Attorney

We understand that you may have concerns about the emotional impact that a child custody case can have on you and your family. We always approach these cases with empathy and sensitivity, ensuring that you feel supported and informed throughout the process. Our attorney can assist you in preparing a comprehensive parenting plan and demonstrating your ability to provide the best environment for your child. We can also help you negotiate with the other parent or argue your case in court, depending on the situation. Our goal is to provide you with the legal guidance and representation that will allow you to achieve a positive outcome for you and your children. Contact us at 608-729-3590 to arrange a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you with your family law case.

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