Each custody process is very different, and many steps must be completed before a trial. These steps may include mediation, custody assessment and appointment, investigation and referral of an ad litem guardian. You should know what your burden of proof is and how you will discharge that burden appropriately and effectively. Custody and visitation issues can be complicated and can occur before, during or after legal separation or divorce, or with unmoiled parents. The following resources provide helpful tips and forms for keeping and visiting Wisconsin. Wisconsin`s custody laws allow for a variety of types of custody that are common with those in most other U.S. states. This type of custody can be applied in all cases. The two types of custody that must be determined are legal custody and physical custody. Custody refers to the responsibility to make important decisions about the child. These decisions may include issues related to education, health, religion, etc. Courts may also choose to specify certain matters for which a co-parent does not have these adjudicative privileges. Physical custody refers to the child`s daily custody obligations.
These types of custody may be entrusted to a co-parent as sole custody or as joint custody of the common parents. When sole physical custody is granted, Wisconsin laws generally grant significant visitation rights to the non-custodial co-parent. If you choose to work with Schott,Bublitz & Engel`s qualified family law lawyers, you can be sure that we will help you fight for the best possible custody and accommodation agreement. To learn more about how we work with our customers, call us today at 262.827.1700 or contact us online. In Wisconsin, you can write your own parenting plan (alone or with the other parent) or you can work with a lawyer or attorney and have it created. If you do not want to pay the high cost of a lawyer and you want to easily make your own agreement, you can use the Custody X Change software. When you and your spouse or partner decide to separate, there are many important decisions to be made about your future and that of your children. One of the most stressful parts of ending a relationship when you have minor children can be uncertainty about how you will share custody of your children with the other parent. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement, Wisconsin courts consider a number of factors to determine the custody and placement of the parents.