The laws regarding child custody in Wisconsin can be complex and confusing, and it is important for parents to understand their rights and obligations under the law. At The Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, S.C., we understand the importance of being informed about your rights as a parent in Wisconsin. That is why we have compiled this guide to help parents navigate child custody law in Wisconsin.
What Is Child Custody?
Child custody is a legal term used to describe the rights and responsibilities a parent has regarding their child. In Wisconsin, child custody is divided into two categories: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions about a child’s upbringing, such as education, health care, and religious upbringing. Physical custody refers to the right of a parent to have the child in their physical care.
Types of Child Custody
In Wisconsin, there are two types of child custody: sole custody and joint custody. Sole custody is when one parent has physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is when both parents share physical and legal custody of the child.
Child Custody Agreements
If parents can agree on a custody arrangement, they can submit a written agreement to the court for approval. The court will review the agreement to make sure it is in the best interest of the child. If the court approves the agreement, it will become a court order and will be legally binding.
Child Custody Disputes
If parents are unable to agree on a custody arrangement, they may need to go to court. In Wisconsin, the court will consider a variety of factors when determining custody, including the best interests of the child and the parents’ wishes. The court may also consider the child’s age, health, and relationships with each parent, as well as any history of domestic violence.
Understanding Your Rights as a Parent in Wisconsin
At The Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, S.C., we are committed to helping parents understand their rights and obligations under Wisconsin law. Our experienced attorneys can provide legal advice and representation to help you navigate the child custody process. If you have questions about child custody in Wisconsin or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us at (262) 205-0705. Our knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you understand your rights as a parent in Wisconsin and to ensure that your rights are protected.